Senior Erin Howard scored 13 points as the Madison East girls basketball team held Sun Prairie without a point for over eight minutes in the second half to earn a 56-44 victory in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal at Madison La Follette.
After the Cardinals (22-3) cut the deficit to three points with seven minutes remaining, the Purgolders (19-6) took control with a 14-0 run over the next six minutes.
Nevaehia Boston added 10 points for East, which dropped both games against Sun Prairie in the regular season.
Sun Prairie senior Jayda Jansen totaled 17 points.
East will face Mukwonago at 1 p.m. on Saturday with a chance to reach state for the first time since 1990.