The New Jersey Girls were an African-American women’s basketball team formed in Orange, New Jersey in 1910.

Location: Orange, New Jersey
Captain: Brookey Goode
Home Court: Douglass Auditorium
Established: 1910

Nicknamed the Jersey Girls and using the Douglass Auditorium in Orange as their home court, their roster included team captain and right forward Brookey Goode, or “B. Goode,” as she was known.

They made history on February 26, 1910, as one of the squads in the first recorded basketball game ever played between two independently organized all-Black women’s teams, competing against the New York Girls.