It was a wild game that was fun to watch, but may have not been so good for the health of Pioneers Coach Andrew Bencze, who jokingly said after the game that he nearly had a heart attack.
"It wasn't fun to coach until the final buzzer," Bencze said with a sigh of relief.
The victory puts the No. 3 seed Pioneers (24-4) in the quarterfinals for the second time in school history and first time since 2007. They will face either Desert or Mesa Grande.
Estelle Glorioso was responsible for giving the Pioneers the quick fourth-quarter lead, 33-31, 30 seconds into the fourth by cashing in two Brethren Christian (20-10) turnovers for layups.
Her first score was sparked by a steal from teammate Katia Dabbaghian, who threw an outlet pass to Glorioso, on the Warriors' first possession of the quarter. Glorioso grabbed a steal on the ensuing possession and ran halfway down the court for another layup.
"Estelle is so athletic and so good on defense, I know she's a 4- or 6-0 run waiting to happen and we got it at the right time," Bencze said.
It gave Providence its first lead since a 6-4 advantage five minutes into the contest.
"It felt good [taking the lead again]," said Glorioso, who finished with eight points and four steals. "I didn't think I could do it, but work hard and you never know what can happen."
The Warriors tied the game back up at 33, but Providence's Janel Adraneda (11 points) ensured a victory, as she nailed consecutive layups to give her team a 40-34 edge with 3:48 to go.
A 6-0 run from Brethren Christian knotted the game back at 40 with 2:05 to go. Both offenses went cold for the next two minutes, but Adraneda ended the scoring drought with a clutch layup to give her team a 42-40 lead with 10 seconds remaining.