Brittany and Brooke Pahukoa are just starting their fourth year playing basketball together for Lake Stevens High School. The twins have not only made a name for themselves on the court but have also been an integral part of the success of the girls basketball program at Lake Stevens High School.
The two girls are not only stunning to look at but also carry themselves with grace and sweetness which was evident on Wednesday, Nov. 14 when they welcomed their friends and family who came to witness their signing letters of intent to play basketball at Boise State University next fall.
Both Brooke and Brittney were offered full ride scholarships to BSU where they will be playing basketball as Broncos.
The girls gathered with their parents, Jeff and Debbie and their brother, Brady, who was a star football player at LSHS last year, at the Lake Stevens High School Library to sign their letters together.
Decked out in blue and orange, BSU’s colors, the girls shared their achievement with fellow Viking basketball players, coaches, family and friends.
“I’m so proud of them,” mom Debbie said. “They’ve worked so hard, they definitely deserve this. It just goes to show that hard work does pay off.”
The girls have given up a lot over the years including birthday parties and other special events in order to make practices and games.
Dad Jeff is thrilled about their choice of school and is excited that they will get to play together for another four years.
“I get to go to one school and watch them both,” he said. “Boise only had two scholarships for the girls basketball program and the girls were lucky to get them both.”
The girls talked to several schools and visited many campuses. Ultimately the choice was up to each of them individually as to where they would choose to play. However, they both ended up choosing Boise State.
“It’s a really down to earth campus. The coaches are great and I instantly knew it was the place I wanted to go to school,” Brooke said. “The big thing was playing with my sister though.”
Brittney was excited that Brooke had chosen to play for Boise State as well. While they both wanted to end up at the same school, each got to make their own decision.
“I really wanted to go to college with her (Brooke) but it was my own decision,” Brittney said. “We picked our own school which ended up with both of us picking the same school.”
Another plus for the girls is that their maternal grandparents live just 20 minutes from the school.
Coach Randy Edens congratulated the girls on their accomplishment.
“This is a special event for our program,” he said. “It’s a tremendous day and they have meant a lot to our program. We are tremendously excited about their opportunity to move on.”