Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Westview's Judah Zickafoose (15) rises to the hoop for an early dunk during semi state basketball action against Lewis Cass Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

Westview coach Rob Yoder smiles as he shares a quiet hug on the sidelines as his victorious Warriors celebrate wildly on the court after defeating Lewis Cass Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Huntington North Semistate. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Judah Zickafoose (15) shoots over Cass' Evan Ohman (30) during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Chandler Aspy (41) uses a spin move to break free from Cass defenders for a short layup during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview student Brooke Yoder, center, screams in celebration after the Warriors defeated the Lewis Cass Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

Signs hung around Westview High School in advance of their Class 2A boys basketball championship which will take place on Saturday, March 29, in Indianapolis. Photographed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Anthony Anderson / The Elkhart Truth)

Westview's Jordyn Bontrager (11) drives around Cass' Austin Keisling (20) during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview senior Jordyn Bontrager (with basketball) is surrounded by his family after winning the 2A North Judson. Bontrager has been raised by his grandparents LeiLani (far left) and Duane Bontrager (far right) since he was in the sixth grade. (Photo Supplied)

Westview's Jordyn Bontrager (11) puts up a shot over Fairfield's Kegan Showalter (30) and Brock Goeglein (21). The Westview boys basketball team met Fairfield in the second round of the N.E.C.C. tournament on the Falcon's court Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, with the winner advancing to the semi finals Friday evening. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)

Westview's Jordyn Bontrager (11) drives around Cass defender during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Jordyn Bontrager (11) dribbles the ball toward the basket while Goshen's Louis Kissinger (23) moves to block him during their game at Goshen High School on Friday, Feb. 17. Goshen won the game 52-46. (Truth Photo By Delayna Earley)

Westview boys basketball won Class 2A state championships in 1999 and 2000. Photographed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Anthony Anderson / The Elkhart Truth)

Westview boys basketball won Class 2A state championships in 1999 and 2000. Photographed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Anthony Anderson / The Elkhart Truth)

Troy Neely stands in front of the back-to-back Class 2A state championship boys basketball trophies that Westview earned in 1999 and 2000 while he was head coach. Photographed on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Anthony Anderson / The Elkhart Truth)

Westview's Jamar Weaver (21) and Damon Hershberger (35) celebrate with teammates after they finished shaking hands with Lewis Cass players after winning the Huntington North Semi State Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

Westview student Brooke Yoder, center, screams in celebration after the Warriors defeated the Lewis Cass Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Daron Miller (13) hangs in the air to shoot around Cass' Evan Ohman (30) during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Jordyn Bontrager (11) shoots over a Cass defender during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Jamar Weaver (21) drives around Cass' Jacob Martin (24) during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Jordyn Bontrager (11) finishes a shot after a whistle during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview students cheer during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Judah Zickafoose (15) grimaces as a trainer looks at his knee after he injured it on a play during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. Zickafoose returned to play after a quick break in the action. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Judah Zickafoose (15) battles for a rebound during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Jamar Weaver (21) shoots over Lewis Cass' Owen Ohman (10) during action at the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A Westview cheerleader leads a cheer during a timeout late in the semistate game against Lewis Cass Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview students cheer in celebration after the Warriors defeated the Lewis Cass Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview student Brooke Yoder, center, screams in celebration after the Warriors defeated the Lewis Cass Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Cody Litwiller (25) is surrounded by young fans as he cuts down a section of net after winning the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview's Jamar Weaver (21) shows the student section the regional and semistate trophy plate after winning the Huntington North Semistate Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Warriors defeated the Kings 65-58 to earn a trip to the state finals in Indianapolis. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview Warrior fans cheer first half action against Lewis Cass at the Huntington North Semi State Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Westview players and fans celebrate a Class 2A regional title at North Judson High School on Saturday, March 15. (Bill Beck / The Elkhart Truth)

Westview coach Rob Yoder. The Westview boys basketball team met Fairfield in the second round of the N.E.C.C. tournament on the Falcon's court Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, with the winner advancing to the semi finals Friday evening. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)

Fairfield's Marcus Rodes tries to get by Westview's Jamar Weaver. The Westview boys basketball team met Fairfield in the second round of the N.E.C.C. tournament on the Falcon's court Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, with the winner advancing to the semi finals Friday evening. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)
2014 IHSAA state basketball: Westview Warriors vs. Park Tudor

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. | Updated on March 31, 2014 at 9:51 a.m.

The Westview Warriors earned a trip to Indianapolis for the Class 2A IHSAA boys basketball championship on Saturday, March 29.

Here's a recap of their season so far and what to look for on our website Saturday to follow the action.

The Elkhart Truth sports reporter Anthony Anderson previewed the championship game with season statistics and quotes from both coaches. The Warriors have won 12 straight games, led by senior Jordyn Bontrager averaging 17.2 ppg.

Anderson also spoke to former Westview coach Troy Neely who led the Warriors to back-to-back state championships in 1999 and 2000. Neely "is still showing his eighth grade boys physical education class the videos from those 1999 and 2000 championship games," Anderson wrote, and "telling the students that they can be the next group of Westview players to make it to Indianapolis."

The Elkhart Truth sports editor Bill Beck wrote about Westview standout Jordyn Bontrager and his remarkable transition from urban life to living in Amish country with his grandparents. Bontrager was also recognized as being in the top 60 boys basketball seniors in Indiana as selected by Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

Catch up with previous coverage of Westview's semistate victory, the Warriors' celebration and analysis of the "down-to-earth" team who made it happen.

Krystal Vivian tells you how you can watch the 2A championship game, even if you can't make it to Indy.

On Twitter, follow Truth reporters Anthony Anderson, @AnthonyAnders11 and Bill Beck, @BillBeckTruth; photographer James Buck, @JamesBuck as well as @eTruthSports and @eTruth_Photo for live updates and photos from the game.