Canterbury Returns To Girls State, This Time In 2A (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

March 2, 2014 Updated Mar 2, 2014 at 12:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (21 Alive) - Canterbury overcame deficits in both halves Saturday and advanced to the 2A girls basketball state final with a 79-65 win over Tipton.

The Lady Cavs fell behind in the first quarter before rallying to lead by one after the first eight minutes, but then trailed by six at the half and by ten in the third quarter before a big 15-0 run turned the table, including a 24-10 margin in the final quarter.

Kindell Fincher and Katherine Smith each hung up a double-double, with the senior Fincher scoring 20 points and grabbing ten rebounds, and the junior Smith notching 18 points and twelve boards.

Darby Maggard chipped in 19 with eight assists, and Mason VanHouten also reached double figures with eleven points.

The win sends third ranked Canterbury to their first 2A state final next Saturday at about 12:45 in Terre Haute against 26-1 top ranked Heritage Christian.

For highlights and postgame comments of Canterbury's semi-state win click on the video icon on the screen above.

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