DENVER — "We’re going to the ‘ship! We’re going to the ‘ship!" could be heard from the St. Mary’s girls’ basketball locker room after a dominant 54-20 3A semifinal win over Eaton on Friday night.

The Pirates are going to the ‘ship -- again.

And they will meet area rival Colorado Springs Christian -- again.

“It’s funny you play 26 games and you end up in the exact same spot you were last year,” said St. Mary’s coach Mike Burkett. “But I kind of had a feeling, and I think they kind of knew it too that this is what it was going to come down to. I really, truly believe this is going to be a great game. We are going to keep it in the springs and that’s a good thing.”