FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Playing in March is nothing new to the Canterbury girls basketball program. After Saturday’s win over Wabash, Canterbury earned its seventh trip to the IHSAA Championship in the last eight year.
No matter what obstacles are thrown in the Cavaliers’ way – from coaching changes to a bump up in facing larger schools – Canterbury always manages to find a way to stay on top, and that’s why WANE-TV is proud to honor the Cavaliers as the FWO Team of the Week.
Canterbury’s semi-state win over Wabash put the Cavs’ program in the state title game for the fourth straight year. The Cavs beat the Apaches, 57-39 at Warsaw High School. Canterbury sophomore Mason VanHouten led the team in the win with 20 points.
Last season, Canterbury fell in the 2A IHSAA Girls Basketball Championship Game to Heritage Christian, 64-61. It was the first 2A title game for the Cavs, who were bumped up a class due to the state’s new success rule, which forces school’s to play in a larger class based on tournament series performance during a two-year period.
Canterbury and Heritage Christian will have their rematch Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The 2A state championship game is scheduled to tip-off at approximately 12:45 p.m.