While the Lady Pirates appeared to be cruising for a victory in the first round of the state 3A basketball tournament, building a 15-12 lead over Denver Science and Technology at the half, the ship ran aground in the second half, with Denver SS&T taking a 26-22 third-quarter lead.
Pagosa regained the lead, 27-26 with four minutes left in the game, but DSST came back to tie it 30-30 with a little over a minute and a half to play.
DSST then went up 33-30 before going on a run that put them up 38-32 with 17 seconds left. A final point on a free throw gave the Denver school the 39-32 win.
With the loss, the Lady Pirates drop to consolation bracket play Friday.