It’s go time

A quick by-the-numbers countdown to tonight’s Class 4A girls basketball state championship game between Columbus North and Penn:

233: Rebounds grabbed so far this season by North senior forward Elle Williams. Only five Bull Dogs have ever collected more in a single season.

153: Career 3-pointers by senior guard Paige Littrell entering tonight’s game, most in school history.

125: Assists dished out this season by injured Bull Dogs point guard Ashlyn Huffman, the fourth best single-season total by a North player.

43.2: Miles from Columbus North High School to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

28: The Bull Dogs’ all-time record for wins in a season, set a year ago. The current North team can match that mark with a victory tonight.

18: Points needed by junior guard Maliah Howard-Bass to tie for 10th on the Bull Dogs’ all-time scoring list. Howard-Bass comes into the title game with 907 career points.

10: Teams that scored fewer than 40 points in a game against the Bull Dogs this season.

9: Consecutive wins North would end the season with if it emerges victorious tonight.

8: Made 3-pointers by the Bull Dogs (in just 10 attempts) in their Dec. 30 victory against Penn.

7: Assists dished out by North senior guard Emily Kim during last Saturday’s semistate win.

6: Varsity losses Columbus North’s seniors have experienced over their four seasons.

5: Blocked shots by North junior center Imani Guy against Roncalli. Guy has blocked 91 shots this season.

4: Columbus North seniors suiting up for the final time tonight — Emily Kim, Paige Littrell, Amy Weisner and Elle Williams. Kim, Littrell and Williams are expected to start.

3: All-time state finals appearances for Columbus North.

2: Consecutive Class 4A state championships the Bull Dogs will have with a victory against Penn tonight.

1: Tonight, there can only be one. Will it be Columbus North again?

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Ryan O'Leary is sports editor for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2715.