Shiloh Christian School Skyhawks Girl's Basketball Team Brings Home First State Title

On Saturday night at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks it was a time to remember for anyone involved with the Shiloh Christian School.

The Skyhawks took the Girls Class B State championship, the first state title in school history, with a 45-40 victory over Watford City.

The feeling of calling themselves state champs was something that was indescribable for a resilient Shiloh team that was unseeded at the start of the tournament.

"Just never give up. We knew that they were going to get runs but we were going to get runs too, so, we just had to work hard until the end, the last buzzer," said senior Krista Ulmer.

In his first year, this time around, at Shiloh, head coach Daryl Bearstail couldn't say enough about his team.

"These girls are so awesome, they never quit, they're unselfish, they love each other and they play for each other," said Bearstail. "They just, they have so much character, so much heart, that's the way they play, they practice that way everyday and they play that way every game. "

The Skyhawks returned home to a heroes welcome outside the school this afternoon where parents, teachers, friends, and members of the community waited to greet them.