The Elmhurst Airborne eighth-grade girls green team won the West Suburban Girls Basketball League (WSGBL) Eighth-Grade Girls Gold Division conference championship on March 2. Elmhurst defeated Bloomingdale 40-27 in the semi-finals to advance to the title game where they beat South Elgin 51-28.
Elmhurst also finished first with a record of 11-1 in the regular season WSGBL Eighth-Grade Girls Gold Division. The team’s overall record is 37-14, which included playing in the Neuqua Valley Wildcats Basketball League and in four tournaments this season.
In addition to being WSGBL Champions, Elmhurst finished in second place at tournament shoot-out’s in Waukegan, Elmhurst, Prospect and at Neuqua Valley.
Many of the players on this team have played together since fifth-grade, competing in over 300 basketball games over the past four years. This was their first WSGBL Championship as a team.