The Churchill and Lombard Boys Basketball Game Monday, December 17th, was a historic evening for the Junior High Basketball program in Galesburg CUSD #205. The 7th and 8th Grade boys basketball teams faced each other for the final time as Churchill and Lombard.
The 7th Grade Churchill boys took the win after a game winning shot at the buzzer. The final score, 29-28. The 8th Grade Churchill boys followed the lead by clenching a victory over Lombard, 33-18.
Thiel gymnasium was packed with alumni, past coaches, parents, students, staff and community members. The Lombard and Churchill pep band entertained the crowd during the break between the 7th and 8th grade games. During the 8th grade game, both Churchill and Lombard 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders performed a combined dance routine that the two schools have been working on together over the last month.
At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Lombard will be a 5th-6th grade Intermediate building and Churchill will remain open for 7th and 8th grade students while construction is being completed at the Galesburg High School campus.
Congratulations to Churchill and Lombard, who both showed excellent sportsmanship and persistence during the entire evening.