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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Penn defeats Columbus North for first state championship

I photographed the Penn girls basketball team last night as they faced Columbus North for the IHSAA Class 4A state championship. The game was a freelance gig for my former employer, the South Bend Tribune. It was a cool experience to see a few familiar faces in the media room and on the court. Penn won 68-48, capturing the school’s first state championship.

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players celebrate by piling up on the court after a 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn head coach Kristi Kaniewski UIrich hugs guard Kamra Solomon (44) in the closing seconds of Penn’s 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players wait to take the floor before the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players huddle before the start of the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard Lindsy Kline (42) works around Columbus North forward Elle Williams (15) during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard/forward Camryn Buhr (34) puts up a shot in traffic during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Columbus North head coach Pat McKee reacts to a call during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard Kamra Solomon (44) works through traffic during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard Sara Doi (20) guards Columbus North guard Paige Littrell (23) during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn head coach Kristi Kaniewski UIrich yells to her players during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard/forward Camryn Buhr (34) reacts from the floor after drawing a foul during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard Kaitlyn Marenyi (10) works against Columbus North guard Kenzie Patberg (24) during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard/forward Camryn Buhr (34) drives on the floor for a loose ball against Columbus North forward Elle Williams (15) during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard/forward Camryn Buhr (34) shoots in traffic during the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Columbus North head coach Pat McKee watches as Penn starters are subbed out of the game in the closing seconds of Penn’s 68-48 win in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn guard Kaitlyn Marenyi (10) reacts as she is subbed out of the game in the closing seconds of a 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Columbus North forward Elle Williams (15) and guard Amy Weisner (21) stand on the stage after receiving runners-up medals following a 68-48 loss to Penn in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players rush the court after a 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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