Saturday night’s playoff game against Sunnyslope couldn’t have started off more disastrous for Peoria.
They were down 6-0 off the bat, and didn’t score until nearly 3:30 left in the first quarter.
But the 4th seeded Panthers came around and got it together, and rolled past the 13th seeded Vikings 70-59.
With the win, Peoria improves to 24-3 on the season, and advances to the quarterfinals of the Division II Boys Championship.
They will face another tough foe on Wednesday in the 5 seeded Betty Fairfax Stampede. The game will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.
The Stampede hosted No. 12 Poston Butte on Saturday as well, and beat them 76-59.
Whoever emerges from this game victorious will move on to the semi-finals at Grand Canyon University next Thursday night.
Sunnyslope ends their season 20-8.