A State Championship - best friends Jamie & Barb have been dreaming about it since they first started playing basketball. Now, the Torrington Thunderbirds are within reach. But, it gets complicated-a talented new girl, critical injuries, and a friendship in trouble make the Thunderbirds' season eventful. Game action is colorfully described by a high school newspaper Sports reporter in her articles, as the race for the league title tightens and a shot at the State tournament gets closer. This girls' basketball novel follows the team for a year as they train, practice, play, and live basketball in a small Minnesota town in the late 1980s.