Saints March To State Despite 0-4 Start

Central Catholic Heads to 2A Final Four

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Bloomington Central Catholic returns to Carver Arena this year in the Class 2A Final Four.

After starting the season winless at the Intercity tournament, many critics wrote the Saints off. But they just kept going to work.

"After we went 0-4, a lot of people didn't think we were going to be very good this year. A lot of people thought, oh Central isn't going to have a very good year," said senior Eli Davis. "And then to be able to bounce back from that, that doesn't determine who we are. We still have a whole season ahead of us."

But since December 1st, Central Catholic has only lost two basketball games. Now the saints are excited to finish the year at Carver Arena.

Their coach wants them to enjoy this trip to state.

"Have fun. I think that is the biggest thing."' aid Saints coach Jason Welch. "You started playing as a five or six year old little boy. You should enjoy every second  that you are out there. It goes by awfully quick. Don't forget to enjoy the moment."

As the last team in the Twin Cities playing basketball, the Saints hope to make the community proud with a good showing in Peoria. They keep their faith from one simple saying:

"We can do this," said senior Patrick Rahuba. "We are good enough to do this. And, it would be such a special honor, not only for us, our team and school, but for the whole city of Bloomington.

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