By Sam Simmermaker

The Columbus North Bull Dog girls basketball team won the school’s first state basketball championship a year ago.  Don’t look now, but the CNHS ladies are knocking on the door of the throne room for a second year in a row.

Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the Canines will meet the Penn Kingsmen for the 2016 4-A title.

Adding a bit of spice to the festivities is the fact that North defeated Penn in a holiday tourney earlier in the season, 67-52.

Tickets are $15 and will be available 9 a.m-3 p.m. at the North athletic office.  Broadcast:  1010 WCSI and 1010wcsi.com, beginning with the pregame show at 7:30 p.m.

Clear the decks for Penn (27-2) vs. Columbus North (27-1), Saturday at 8:15.

There will be a community rally at North’s Memorial Gymnasium, win or lose, when the team arrives home after the game.

Go Bull Dogs!