A 41-point scoring effort from senior center Alissa Pili gave Dimond the edge it needed Friday to get past Bartlett and into the championship game of its own tournament.
At 6 p.m. Saturday, the Lynx will face Anchorage Christian in the final game of the 16-team Lady Lynx Prep Shootout. ACS slipped past Chugiak 51-48 in Friday’s other semifinal.
It was the second night in a row that Dimond used a big performance by Pili to avoid defeat. On Thursday, she netted 38 points in a 56-49 win over Soldotna.
Amelia Uhila scored 22 points to lead Bartlett.
In ACS’s win over Chugiak, the Lions got 18 points from Destiny Reimers and 15 from Mary-Kate Parks.
Saturday’s title game will be a clash of defending state champions -- Dimond in Class 4A, ACS in Class 3A.
Gold (Championship) Bracket
Wasilla 36, West 32
West Valley 58, Soldotna 42
ACS 51, Chugiak 48 (semifinal)
Dimond 63, Bartlett 59 (semifinal)
Maroon (Consolation) Bracket
Juneau 33, Thunder Mountain 31
Palmer 38, Ketchikan 35
Colony 53, South 38 (semifinal)
Lathrop 36, Kenai 32 (semifinal)
Gold (championship) bracket
10 a.m. (main gym) -- Wasilla vs. West Valley (4th place)
11:15 a.m. (auxiliary gym) -- West vs. Soldotna (7th place)
4 p.m. (main gym) -- Chugiak vs. Bartlett (3rd place)
6 p.m. (main gym) -- ACS vs. Dimond (champinnship)
Maroon (consolation) bracket
9:30 a.m. (auxiliary gym) -- Thunder Mountain vs. Ketchikan (7th place)
Noon (main gym) -- South vs. Kenai (3rd place)
1 p.m. (auxiliary gym) -- Palmer vs. Juneau (4th place)
2 p.m. (main gym) -- Colony vs. Lathrop (championship)