Pirate basketball teams advance to Great 8


The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate basketball teams punched their tickets to the Great 8 round of the 4A basketball playoffs with wins on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the No. 5 Lady Pirates defeated the No. 12 Eaton Reds 40-39.

On Saturday, the No. 4 Pirates beat the  No. 13 Holy Family Tigers  51-45.

Both teams will now play at the Denver Coliseum on March 2.

The Lady Pirates  will face No. 4 Resurrection Christian at 4 p.m.

The Pirates will take on No. 5 Colorado Academy at 5:30 p.m.

For more on the Sweet 16 and the Great 8 matchups, see the Feb. 29 issue of The SUN.