The Green River Pirates escaped with a one-point victory Thursday afternoon against the Panguitch Bobcats, 48-47, to reach the 1A Semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield.
The Pirates ran out to a 9-0 lead before the Bobcats were finally able to get on the board at the 2:40 mark of the first quarter. Green River led by as many as 11 points in the first half and took a 23-15 lead into halftime.
Panguitch chipped away at the lead and had a chance in the final seconds of the game to steal the victory. The Bobcats’ Dason Houston missed a 10-footer at the buzzer that would have sent Panguitch to the semifinals.
Green River will play Friday night at 7:30 against Bryce Valley, who beat Tabiona 57-44. Bryce Valley and Green River did not meet during the regular season. The two last met on Dec. 12, 2009.
The Pirates’ semifinal game will be broadcast live on ETV Channel 10.