TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Palo Verde has won their first state playoff basketball game since 2011.
Marwan Thomas scored 20 points as the 6th seed Titans led all the way in 71-55 triumph over Scottsdale Christian.
Palo Verde (15-12) will face 3rd seed Chinle (21-10) Thursday at Noon in the state quarterfinals at Gila River Arena.
Dee Mari Young scored 16 for the Titans. Marcos Salcido added 12 and Danny Hunt 11.
Chinle and the Titans are the only two double-digit loss teams in the Elite Eight.
Palo Verde played a 2014-15 schedule that was filled with Division II powers such as Pueblo, Tucson and Cholla.
The Titans are in their first season under Jimmie Nelson Jr. who came over from the Chargers junior varsity squad.