Mullen girls basketball punches Final 4 ticket with win over Montrose

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MONTROSE — Mullen girls basketball is headed to the Class 4A Final 4 for the first time since 2010 after beating Montrose in the Great 8.

The Mustangs, seeded No. 14, got 18 points from Megan Pohs en route to a 62-28 win over No. 6 Montrose.

"It's crazy to go to the Final 4," Mullen senior captain Grace Oswald said. "It's awesome and to go with these girls makes it even better. I'm so excited."

Mullen also got 11 points from Gracie Gallegos, and nine each from Imani Perez and Elaina Martinez.

The Mustangs held Montrose to its second-lowest point total of the season.

"Very proud of the teams defense," Mullen coach Frank Cawley said. "Montrose has an excellent team."

Mullen led 7-5 after the first quarter, and then exploded in the second for a 37-8 halftime lead. It was 49-19 after three quarters.

"Give Mullen credit," Montrose Coach Steve Skiff said. "They came into a tough environment on the road and made more plays then we did. I'm proud of my team for a great year and everything we accomplished."

Montrose finishes 20-6, including a Southwestern League title, and an appearance in the Great 8.

"The game tonight was tough," said Montrose junior Josie Eccher. "Mullen is a very skilled and finessed team. But I think we played great the whole game despite being down."