Morton Grove girls basketball team becomes first hijabi Muslim team in IESA

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

MORTON GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- A girls basketball team in suburban Morton Grove is breaking stereotypes on the court.

They are the first and only hijabi Muslim team to play in the Illinois Elementary School Association. The MCC Academy girls varsity team took on Cottage Grove Middle School in their regional finals Friday night.

Players wore hijabs, full sleeves and long pants on the court. They fell short against Cottage Grove, but the girls hope their story can influence change.