Two of Southern Colorado's top teams in Class 3A took the court at DU's Hamilton Gym for the Great 8 Thursday morning.
Looking every bit a potential three-time champion, the No. 1 St. Mary's basketball team cruised past No. 9 The Vanguard School 54-24.
With the win, the Lady Pirates advance to Friday's Final Four against No. 5 Pagosa Springs. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.
In the early game, the No. 2 Coursers boys basketball team fell to Sterling 53-37.
Despite a solid showing from Colorado commit, Dominique Clifford, TVS fell behind by as many as 20 points in the second half and were unable to recover.