The season isn’t over just yet for the Gonzaga Prep girls’ basketball team.
The Bullpups, who recently won their 50th straight game and captured their second straight Washington State 4A championship, has accepted an invitation to play in the Dick’s Sporting Goods/ESPN national high school tournament early next month.
Gonzaga Prep’s team includes junior Tayler Drynan, the daughter of 1986 Butte Central graduate Tom Drynan. Her grandparents are Jim and Sheila Drynan of Butte.
Ganzaga Prep, which finished at 27-0, will play Miami County Day (30-2) on Friday, April 3 at Christ the King High School near New York City. If the Bullpups win, they will play in the championship game April 4 in Madison Square Garden.
The first game will broadcast on ESPNU. The championship game will be on ESPN2.
Dillard (30-1) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, takes on South Shore (20-4) of Brooklyn, New York, in the other game.
Drynan started for the Bullpups this season. The other starters are Laura Weir, Oona Harrington, Tayler Drynan, Otiona Gildon and Laura Stockton.
Mike Arte is the head coach. His assistants include Claire Rapp Heytvelt, Dave Herman and Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton.