It's sweet 16 time in the Division One girls basketball state championship tournament, and the Solon Lady Comets are still alive.
A 57-39 win over Shaker Heights in the Bedford district championship game on Saturday means the Lady Comets are one of 16 teams remaining. Two more wins and Solon will be heading to Columbus as one of the final four teams and a chance to compete for a state championship.
But first things first. Solon will play Mentor in the regional semi-final game at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Solon, a 21-3 record in the regular season, has defeated Cleveland East Technical, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights and Shaker Heights in the playoffs.
Mentor, 11-13, has defeated Ashtabula Lakeside, Chardon, Willoughby South and Glenville to advance.
Solon, coached by Trish Kruse, is been led by the strong play of Kirsten Confroy, Jaime Gluesing and Martha Thompson.
A win over Mentor could set up a possible rematch against conference rival Twinsburg, the defending state champions who have defeated Solon twice this year.
Twinsburg plays Middleburg Heights Midpark at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the other regional semi-final match in Canton.