St. Bernard Academy’s varsity girl’s basketball team will play state championship 


St. Bernard’s Academy girl’s basketball team is going to the state championship after their big win against Arcata High School last night.

“It’s definitely exciting,” said Laila Florvilus, one of the basketball players. “I’m glad we got to pull it off. You know, couldn’t have done it without my team.”

The girl’s varsity basketball team is going to Sacramento for the state game at King Stadium. The team will be playing Grossmont High School from San Diego. Florvilus plays point and shooting guard on the varsity team. She feels good about Saturday’s game because of their teamwork.

“Definitely coming together, not turning on each other, you know, we kept good, positive energy the whole time through all the situations,” Florvilus said. 

St. Bernard’s varsity girls basketball team is made up of 13 players and only two are graduating this Spring. The rest of the players return next year. This is the team’s first-ever trip to a state championship.

“I’m just super proud of the girls and what they’ve accomplished this year,” said Mat Tomlin, the coach. “And we’re really looking forward to playing–Grossmont team out of San Diego on Saturday for a state championship.”

Coach Tomlin said that their basketball games have brought the community together and they hope to continue receiving the community’s support.

“They’ve earned that respect from their school, from their community with the effort they put out there every game,” Tomlin said.  

Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. the community and law enforcement will be caravanning the varsity basketball team as they drive towards their big game in Sacramento. If the community wants to join, they will be leaving from the back parking lot of St. Bernard’s Academy.