THREE sisters have taken their basketball skills from Ellesmere Port to the American college leagues - and they are making quite a name for themselves.
Jennifer and Johannah Leedham sit at the top of the stats for points scored in division two of the North-East 10 conference, while 17-year-old Kirsty has been there for a year building her own reputation.
Now in her sophomore year - her second year of college, 5ft 7ins Jennifer, 20, is second top scorer with 70 points and 15 rebounds in the opening five games.
But younger sister Johannah, a 5ft 11ins 18-year-old freshman, has bagged a phenomenal 150 points and 50 rebounds in the same games.
The pair were brought up on basketball - their father Kim runs Ellesmere Port Panthers - and both went to the Cheshire Academy international boarding school in the US to try to earn scholarships.
Both sisters were successful, although Jennifer left the academy after a year while Johannah waited two, and initially aimed for colleges in NE-10 Division One.
They were all too far from their base, however, so the girls looked to Division Two and found the Franklin Pierce College Ravens team.
Now the sisters are leading the New Hampshire college's promotion push.
College basketball is big news in America and the girls are the focus of much media attention.
Johannah told New Hampshire newspaper the Keene Sentinel that: 'Division One is the be all and end all.'
'Me and Jennifer arrived at Cheshire Academy to study the same school year.
'Jennifer played for one year and I played two. When I decided to look for a college to play at I was talking to other schools in the NE-10 and Jennifer said: 'If you're going to play in my league, you're going to play on my team.
And the stats show that the Leedhams are a formidable duo.
Franklin Pierce Coach Mark Swasey said freshmen often come in and make an immediate impact but none demonstrated the special understanding the sisters have.
'Jo and Jen feed off each other very well,' he said. 'They have a feel for each other on the court that elevates their game to a different level.
'I'm not sure Jo would be here if it wasn't for her sister. It was a logical transition and I think both of them will be playing basketball after they graduate.'
The pair, already under 20 internationals, hope to play for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics in London. And by the time the games come around three of the five British players on court at one time may be Leedhams if Kirsty also earns her scholarship and joins her sisters in basketball.
She made the trip to Cheshire Academy last academic year to try her hand this year and was named in the New England Prep School All-Stars team in her first season. This autumn she was also named most valuable player in the girls football team.
'I'm really proud of all three of them,' said Kim. 'They have gone out there determined to be successful and they are doing it.'