MELBA 48, NEW PLYMOUTH 26: For the first time in three years, the Mustangs (19-2) are heading to the state tournament.
Melba earned that opportunity with a 2A District III semifinal win Saturday night over the defending champion, New Plymouth. The victory also improves its winning streak to 15 games.
With 26 points, Kori Pentzer scored as many as the entire New Plymouth roster. Pentzer finished with a double-double with 11 steals.
Elia Burgin logged eight points in the loss for the Pilgrims (10-11).
New Plymouth plays McCall-Donnelly in a loser out game Tuesday.
Melba plays Cole Valley Christian Thursday in the 2A District III Championship game.