Central Catholic starts their venture towards the boys basketball state finals

Central Catholic Boy's Basketball loads a bus for the state finals. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One of two area teams began their journey down to Indianapolis Friday night in anticipation of the state basketball finals.

The Central Catholic Knights pulled out of the parking lot around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

This is the first time since 2003 the boys basketball team has played for the state title.

The players and cheerleaders are both excited to try and bring the Class A State Basketball title back to Lafayette.

“It means a lot to us personally, but also means a lot to the community and the school as a whole,” said senior guard Avery Denhart. “We haven’t been [to the state championship] since 2003, so this is new to all of us. Most of us, we don’t remember any of that before, so this is new and it’s a cool experience.”

A cheerleader in attendance had this to say.

“It means a lot just to do something that we haven’t done in a while,” said Briana Rayman. “I know that it’s really hard to get to state, so this really means a lot to us and the boys.”

The Knights tip-off for a chance at the state title Saturday at 10:30 a.m.