UPDATE: Sundevils, Sartans advance in 4A boys playoffs

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By The Staff

The Espanola Valley Sundevils and the St. Pius X Sartans were the winners in Saturday's late games of the Class AAAA boys basketball state first round.

The Sundevils topped the visiting 15th seed, Valencia, 66-52, while ninth-seeded St. Pius pulled off an upset over eighth-seeded Kirtland Central, 65-38.

The tournament continues Wednesday with the quarterfinal round. Los Alamos has lost three straight seasons in the state quarterfinals.

The Hilltoppers will take on the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in Wednesday's quarterfinal. That game is scheduled for 8 a.m. at University Arena (The Pit).

In the girls AAAA tournament, Los Alamos will play Espanola Valley Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. That game will also be played in The Pit.

For more information about those games, read Tuesday's Monitor.