Pueblo West looks to continue Cinderella story in Final Four of the 4A playoffs

Posted at 11:34 PM, Mar 09, 2020

PUEBLO WEST — "There is only four teams left and we kinda call it a Cinderella story"

Pueblo West senior guard Jimmy Wardle could not describe the Cyclones path to the Final Four of the 4A playoffs more perfectly.

And you call it whatever you want, but this years boy's basketball team has been something 10 years in the making, according to Wardle.

"I have been playing with everyone on this team since Elementary/Middle school," explained the senior guard who is averaging 12.1 per game for the Cyclones. "It's what we have dreamed of."

That dream has become a reality, much in thanks to some major comebacks by this tough Cyclone squad.

"I knew this team had it in them," said Pueblo West head basketball coach Ty Trahern. "When the bracket came out we knew the road to the Final Four would be extremely tough. We had to play well every single night. And that is every seed. No matter what seed you are, you need to play well this time of year to move on. And we have be fortunate to survive and advance."

Now this battled tested West team only has to win two more games to hoist a state championship trophy. And even with the doubters, the Cyclones say do not count them out just yet.

"This season has honestly been a dream," said Pueblo West senior guard Taylor Harris. "I think we have been defying expectations all year and I do not think anyone would have guessed we would have made it this far, but we're not done yet."

"I know a lot of people in this state didn't predict this final four match up (against TCA), but it's here and it's going to be a good one," added Wardle.