For the first time in a decade, the Mullen girls basketball team will play for a state championship.
The 14-seed Mustangs came ready to their Class 4A Final Four matchup against 2-seed Holy Family at the Denver Coliseum on Thursday afternoon, knocking off the Tigers 55-33.
Leading the way for the Mustangs was Gracie Gallegos and Megan Pohs, who both scored a team-high 11 points. Holy Family's Genevieve Gudino put up a game-high 13 points, while no other Tigers reached double figures.
"It just feels amazing to be here and to be going to the championship," Gallegos said.
It will be Mullen's first title game appearance since 2009, when they finished runner-up. The last championship brought home by the program came in 2006.
In Saturday's championship game, the Mustangs will play 4-seed Pueblo South, after they defeated top-seed Air Academy 45-42 Thursday night in the other Final Four game. Gabi Lucero led her team with 25 points,15 rebounds and two assists in the win.
The 4A girls' basketball state title game will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday.