Queens of the Court

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The Edmonton Commercial Graduates basketball team, arriving in Toronto on April 19, 1927 for the Canadian championship series with the Lakeside team. Third from left, Hattie Hopkins, substitute; Margaret MacBurney, star forward; Elsie Bennie, defense; Dorothy Johnson holding flowers, captain of the team; and world's champion foul-shooter; Mildred McCormack, substitute; Daisy Johnson, centre; Kate Macrae, defense; and Marguerite Bailey. (John Boyd/The Globe and Mail).
The Edmonton Commercial Graduates basketball team, arriving in Toronto on April 19, 1927 for the Canadian championship series with the Lakeside team. Third from left, Hattie Hopkins, substitute; Margaret MacBurney, star forward; Elsie Bennie, defense; Dorothy Johnson holding flowers, captain of the team; and world's champion foul-shooter; Mildred McCormack, substitute; Daisy Johnson, centre; Kate Macrae, defense; and Marguerite Bailey. (John Boyd/The Globe and Mail).

Every team has its glory years, its winning streaks. The New England Patriots. The LA Lakers. Our men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams.

But no team has ever been as unbeatable as the Edmonton Grads. Between 1915 and 1940, this women’s basketball team played 522 games. They won all but 20, including 7 games...

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