Girls Basketball Team - 1909 Milton High School, North Dakota Women's basketball goes back almost to the beginning of basketball, when students at Smith College first played the game, under the leadership of Senda Berenson. Girl's basketball team, Milton High School, Milton, North Dakota, 1909. One man, likely the coach, amidst six young women. One woman is holding a basketball under her arm, with letters "M.H.S. '09." No identification of people. Taken in studio with backdrop.