AURORA — The Sandy Creek girls basketball team had its chances, but it wasn't their time.
Trailing just 23-20 after a back-and-forth first half, head coach Russ Ninemire thought his team had a chance to take control.
But Class C-1 No. 8 Fillmore Central did not let that happen.
The Panthers (24-2) are finally going back to state, doing so with a 50-29 thumping of the Cougars Friday night in the Class C-1, District 3 championship.