Lady Pirates advance to Great 8 for seventh straight year

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
The Lady Pirates’ bench celebrates after a successful 3-pointer during Saturday’s Sweet 16 win over the No. 15 Grand Valley Cardinals. Despite being down by one at halftime, the Lady Pirates went on to win 48-31 to advance to the Denver portion of the 3A state tournament.

For the seventh straight year, the Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates will advance to the Great 8 portion of the 3A state tournament, thanks to last week’s first-round and Sweet 16 wins.

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Pagosa’s Teagan Stretton looks to the referee after battling for the ball with a Grand Valley opponent while teammate Devin Wilson celebrates the move in Saturday’s Sweet 16 game. In Wilson’s final game on the Pagosa Springs High School court, the team earned the right to advance to today’s Great 8 action.