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Mesa Ridge Girls Win Semi-Final

Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo 40-38 to advance to the finals in State 4A Girls Basketball.

The State Basketball playoffs are underway in Boulder. The Mesa Ridge girls basketball team, lead by Mische' Hubbard, runs through the banner before the first semi-final game of the night. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South in the 4A semi-finals . Mesa Ridge won the game by one point in the final seconds, 40-38 to advance to the state finals on Saturday.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

The State Basketball playoffs are underway in Boulder. The Mesa Ridge girls basketball team, lead by Mische' Hubbard, runs through the banner before the first semi-final game of the night. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South in the 4A semi-finals . Mesa Ridge won the game by one point in the final seconds, 40-38 to advance to the state finals on Saturday.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook blocks the shot of Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson during the semi-finals of the 4A state championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play in the state championship game on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook blocks the shot of Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson during the semi-finals of the 4A state championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play in the state championship game on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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.Mesa Ridge's Gabby Purnell (left) goes up for a shot past Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson in the semifinal game of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the 4A finals on Saturday in Boulder. They defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

.Mesa Ridge's Gabby Purnell (left) goes up for a shot past Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson in the semifinal game of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the 4A finals on Saturday in Boulder. They defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson goes up for a shot during a game against Pueblo South in the 4A state girls basketball championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Jackson had the game winning goal in the final seconds of the game. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play for the state championship on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson goes up for a shot during a game against Pueblo South in the 4A state girls basketball championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Jackson had the game winning goal in the final seconds of the game. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play for the state championship on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The State Basketball playoffs are underway in Boulder. The Mesa Ridge girls basketball team, lead by Mische' Hubbard, runs through the banner before the first semi-final game of the night. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South in the 4A semi-finals . Mesa Ridge won the game by one point in the final seconds, 40-38 to advance to the state finals on Saturday.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

The State Basketball playoffs are underway in Boulder. The Mesa Ridge girls basketball team, lead by Mische' Hubbard, runs through the banner before the first semi-final game of the night. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South in the 4A semi-finals . Mesa Ridge won the game by one point in the final seconds, 40-38 to advance to the state finals on Saturday.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook blocks the shot of Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson during the semi-finals of the 4A state championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play in the state championship game on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook blocks the shot of Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson during the semi-finals of the 4A state championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play in the state championship game on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

.Mesa Ridge's Gabby Purnell (left) goes up for a shot past Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson in the semifinal game of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the 4A finals on Saturday in Boulder. They defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

.Mesa Ridge's Gabby Purnell (left) goes up for a shot past Pueblo South's Shannon Patterson in the semifinal game of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the 4A finals on Saturday in Boulder. They defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson goes up for a shot during a game against Pueblo South in the 4A state girls basketball championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Jackson had the game winning goal in the final seconds of the game. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play for the state championship on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson goes up for a shot during a game against Pueblo South in the 4A state girls basketball championships in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Jackson had the game winning goal in the final seconds of the game. Mesa Ridge won the game 40-38 and will play for the state championship on Saturday in Boulder. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the winning goal to beat Pueblo South at the buzzer 40-38 in the 4A semi-final state championship game in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Mesa Ridge's Tiffani Jackson (far right) celebrates with Gabby Purnell and the rest of her teamates after Jackson scored the game winning shot in the final seconds of the state 4A girls basketball championship game at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mesa Ridge will play in the finals on Saturday in Boulder. Mesa Ridge defeated Pueblo South 40-38. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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