The Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 46-37 decision to Republic in a Class 4 quarterfinal game on Saturday in Rolla.
Helias led 19-13 at halftime but lost the lead in the second half.
Republic advances to the Class 4 Final Four next weekend at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Helias ends its season at 21-8.
Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition for Sunday, March 4, 2012.