Girls basketball state recap
Payton Schultz (Bel) and Dzejna Ahmetovic battle in the post. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
The IHSAA girls' basketball state tournament wrapped up this weekend with three of the eight teams representing four classes were from Fort Wayne, two games were decided by overtime, and one was ended on a dramatic last-second shot.
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In 1A, Canterbury won their fourth state title in five years by defeating Northeast Dubois, 64-54, and finished with a stellar 25-2 record on the season.
Bishop Luers battled Evansville Mater Dei into overtime in the 2A championship. The Lady Knights squandered a four-point fourth quarter start and fell in the extra period, 56-52, after Maura Muensterman of Mater Dei hit a game-winning shot with :0.2 seconds left for their first state title. Luers finished the season 21-6.
In the 3A tilt, Concordia won their second state title in three years in a win over Mt. Vernon (Fortville), 42-39. The #7 ranked Lady Cadets survived a four-point deficit at the half to the #2 ranked Lady Marauders and held on late in the fourth to finish their season 21-5.
North Central had to use overtime to defeat North Central (Indy), 50-48, in the 4A contest earning their third title.