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Breaking: South, Central prepare to tip off in final-four action

South High School point guard Ray Aragon goes up for a layup earlier this season. [Today photo/Brianna Sammons]

Lady T-Wolves fall to Lubbock in first round of NCAA playoffs

Today staff reports

The CSU Pueblo women’s basketball team fell to Lubbock Christian, 57-65, Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division II championships, hosted by West Texas A&M. The loss brings an end to the team’s record-setting 23-9 season.

The sixth-seed ‘Wolves bested No. 3-seed Lubbock Christian at the tipoff, but failed to maintain the momentum to the final buzzer.

Under the guidance of Head Coach Tommie Johnson, the squad dominated the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this season, concluding conference play with a runner-up showing March 5 in Golden. The Thunderwolves’ strong season helped propel the squad to its first NCAA bid since 2018.

In addition, junior forward Alisha Davis wast one of two RMAC players tapped Thursday for the D2CCA First Team All-Region.

In other playoff news, the South and Central boys’ basketball squads tip off this afternoon for the Final Four of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) 4A championship. No. 2 South takes on No. 6 Frederick at 4 p.m. at Ball Arena in Denver; while fifth-ranked Central will challenge No. 1 Lewis-Palmer at 5:30 p.m.

Our news partners at Rev 89.5, led by Station Manager and  Today Sports Editor Brandon Samora, will be calling the games live at 89.5 FM or rev89.radio. This is a developing story; check back to csupueblotoday.com for updates.

** Related content: No 1 South dominates No. 4 Central to remain undefeated ** 

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