Colby Tillotson scored 17 points to help lead Pavilion over Keshequa 59-46 in a first-round Section V playoff game in Pavilion on Tuesday night.
The #6 seed in Class C3, the Golden Gophers have been without Zach Wiedrich, a top scorer on the team, since the 10th game but Tillotson, Ryley Elliott, Cameron Milligan and Luke Milligan have all stepped up to help fill the gap, said Coach Rob Milligan.
Weidrich, a junior, was diagnosed with a heart condition and may not be able to play competitive basketball again.
As an example of Weidrich scoring prowess, Milligan said he got hot one game last season and scored 36 points.
Tuesday, Elliott scored nine points, as did Cody Penders. Nate Swede scored six points. Tillotson hit three three-point shots.
For Keshequa, Cameron Chestnut scored 17 points. He also hit three three-point shots.