The No. 1 Lady Pirates defeated the No. 17 Colorado Springs Christian Lions Saturday afternoon in Pagosa to advance to the Great 8 next Thursday in Denver.
The Lady Pirates will now take on a familiar foe in the Great 8 — the No. 9 Centauri Falcons, who upset No. 8 Bennett 50-38.
The No. 16 Pirates, however, were marooned in the Sweet 16, falling to the Denver Science and Tech-Stapleton Knights 47-35, despite holding a 23-19 lead at halftime. The game was played in Denver.
For more on the Pirate basketball teams and the playoffs, see Thursday’s issue of The SUN.