Christie Wile connected on a pair of free throws with one minute remaining in the second overtime Saturday night to lift Mission Viejo High School to a 58-55 victory over Fontana in a girls' Southern Section 3-A quarterfinal game at Mission Viejo.
The Diablos (26-2), the fourth-seeded team in 3-A, had been knocked out of the quarterfinals last season by eventual champion Louisville. They will face Louisville, a 54-39 winner over Palos Verdes, in the semifinals.
"I'm happy but very tired," said Diablo Coach John Hattrup. "We hung in there when it counted, and I told the girls not to be afraid to make things happen."
Down the stretch, Diablo guard Tricia Stringham made the difference.
Stringham, who was playing with four personal fouls the entire second half, scored 10 of her team-high 16 points in the fourth period and overtime. The Diablos fought back from a five-point deficit with a little more than five minutes remaining in regulation.