HSBB: Saints Ready For 1st Semi-State Appearance Since ’96

FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – Most of the current members of the Bishop Dwenger boys basketball team weren’t alive the last time the Saints captured a regional championship and played for a shot at a state title game berth. Eighteen years have passed since that last occurrence – making Dwenger’s improbable run in 2014 all the more remarkable.

The Saints (17-8) will meet No. 3 Bowman Academy Saturday night in Huntington for a berth in the 3A state championship game. The Eagles (21-4) are long, athletic and feature a talented front court that has helped prime the Bowman offense to nearly 80 points per game this season. It’s quite the contract to Dwenger’s slow down, grind it out play that has limited opposing offenses to just 50 points a night.

Dwenger head coach Matt Kostoff says his team will unquestionably be challenged in Saturday’s semi-state showdown, but after not being expected to advance beyond sectionals, his kids are playing with a chip on their shoulder.

Tip-off from Huntington North High School is set for 11 p.m.

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