A Storm Preview

The basketball team plays St. Teresa’s Academy on basketball, dance and cheer’s senior night.


Maggie McKinney

Senior Brie Bowes and freshman Emily Dierks hype up the crowd before the varsity basketball game at St. Teresa’s Academy Dec. 6. The student theme was Boys. Storm basketball will play the Stars Thursday, Feb. 27 in the gym.

Paula Sweeny, Copy Editor

Storm basketball is set to go up against rival St. Teresa’s Academy Stars, Thursday Feb. 27 in the gym.

The evening will start with a tailgate in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. with the varsity tip-off at 7:00 p.m. The tailgate will include pizza, drinks and various activities like making headbands or halos for the theme “heaven on earth,” face painting and a Sion banner with photo props for potential fourth through eighth-grade students.

“We’ve invited as many prospective Sion girls as possible to come, as well as the new incoming eighth-graders,” director of admissions Katie Glatz said. “We are hoping they will get to meet each other and have a great night full of Sion spirit.”

This is the second game of the season against STA. The basketball team won the last game 59-48 Dec. 6 at STA. The theme for this game is “heaven on earth” and students are encouraged to wear angel attire. 

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It’s my favorite game of the year.”

— Scream Team Leader Senior Brie Bowes

“I’m excited for the game because I want to see all the work that we put into it and the energy from the crowd,” senior and scream team leader Brie Bowes said. “It’s my favorite game of the year.”

Before the game starts, basketball, dance and cheer teams will have their senior night. This includes underclassmen teammates presenting the seniors with flowers while their parents walk them into the gym. Their extracurriculars and future plans for college will be announced during their walk. 

“I’m really excited that senior night is against STA because there will be a lot of people there,” senior and basketball captain Lily Henkle said. “It’ll be a good ending to the season.”