As we await today's NCAA Women's championship between Stanford and Arizona, we return to our inaugural girl's state championship. In what year was the first girls' championship played (Hint: just one class)? Which schools were involved in the game? Who won?
Answer: The first IHSA Girls' Basketball State Championship was played at the end of the 1976-77 season between Washington (IL) Community High School and Sterling High School. Sterling won the game 52-38 to preserve their perfect undefeated season (21-0).