Lady Knights Look For 2nd Straight State Title

Sound Off: Luers Girls State Preview - Mar. 1

By Eric Dutkiewicz

March 2, 2012 Updated Mar 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The IHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals have become familiar territory for Bishop Luers. The Lady Knights play in their third consecutive 2A title game, looking for their second-straight state championship.

Luers is 12-1 since the turn of the calendar year. Their postseason trek to Terre Haute has looked easy, Despite a 42-40 scare against Eastside in the first round of sectionals, the Lady Knights beat their tournament opponents by an average of 22.5 points per game.

Luers is anchored by center Miracle Woods, who averages 17.7 points and 9.2 points per game. Forward Brooke Ridley compliments Woods with 12.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Evansville Mater Dei makes their first state finals appearance after winning the program's first regional and semi-state titles.

Luers head coach Denny Renier talks about the Lady Knights' run and the build-up the 2A title game.

Bishop Luers faces Evansville Mater Dei in the IHSAA 2A Girls Basketball State Championship at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on NBC33.

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