Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Female Somalis learn basketball in girls-only gym
Nearly every day, Somali boys and young men gather at the Brian Coyle Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood to shoot hoops in the gym.

But there are times when the boys are locked out — and the gym is set aside just for the girls.

In a single-sex environment, the high school students and young women can learn basketball, cut loose a little, and they don't need to wear scarves and long skirts for religious modesty.