Photo courtesy of Robert Hornak.
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Front row: Claire Kimberlin, Emma Blakely, Sarah Kate Crafton. Back Row: Emily Henderson, Elizabeth Hornak, Cami Curtis, Coach Robert Hornak, DiDi Bird, Ellen Dulin, Whitton Bumgarner.
The Mountain Brook fifth grade girls’ basketball team, the Predators, won its third consecutive Over the Mountain regular season championship and rallied to finish second in the tournament after losing starter and key player Ellen Dulin with an injury. The team posted an impressive 34-5 record over the past three years with three of those losses to Amateur Athletic Union teams, which recruit players from several cities. The girls have played together since second grade.