St. Bernard Girls’ Basketball Teams Shine at UWGB Women’s Basketball Game

In a once-in-a-lifetime event, the 6th and 7th grade St. Bernard girls’ basketball teams had the opportunity to showcase their skills during halftime at a recent UWGB Women’s Basketball Game. The event, held at the Kress Events Center, drew a crowd of supportive families from the school who came to cheer on the young student-athletes.

The SBS students were thrilled to be part of the experience, which began with standing on the court during the National Anthem and high-fiving the college players during the starting lineup. These moments were not only memorable for the young athletes but also served as an inspiration as they looked up to the college players as role models.

At halftime, the students took to the court with enthusiasm, showcasing their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills in a friendly and spirited game. Despite the nerves of playing in front of a large crowd, the students displayed impressive composure and sportsmanship throughout the game. The young athletes played against each other on the court for eight minutes and scored several impressive points.

Ila, a 7th-grader, said, “The experience was so much fun! I was so happy when I scored that first basket!”

“It was so cool to go on to the court and see things behind the scenes. It was a really awesome opportunity, and I am so glad we were able to do it!” said Sophia.

During the 3rd quarter, four SBS students had a chance to participate in the “Scott’s Subs Uniform Dash” game, adding to the excitement of the afternoon. Jaylah, Samantha, Zoe, and Kamila raced against each other (and the clock) to put on a full basketball uniform and race back down the court. It was a game full of laughter as the girls put on clothes that were too big and attempted to run in size 14 shoes. Ultimately, Zoe was the winner and took home a gift card to Scott’s Subs!

Besides the excitement of the St. Bernard students playing, the college basketball game was equally exciting for those in attendance! UWGB defeated Detroit Mercy with a final score of 87-44. There was even a half-court shot made as the buzzer rang to signal the end of the quarter!

Overall, the event was a wonderful example of how sports can bring people together and inspire young athletes to dream big. It was a great opportunity for St. Bernard families to spend time with one another outside of school and cheer on the school’s student-athletes. Colleen MacDonald, SBS athletic director, said, “I hope that we get this opportunity again next year and more families and students can participate. This event provided memories that will last a lifetime for the St. Bernard families who attended. I am so grateful we got to experience this!”

To view photos from this day, please visit the school’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

St. Bernard Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. It is a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8) with open enrollment. St. Bernard’s provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually.