High-scoring Mora suffered no first-round hiccups Saturday, blowing past Laguna-Acoma 86-63 in the Class 2A boys’ opener at Montoya Gym.
The second-seeded Rangers play No. 7 Tucumcari at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Ana Star Center. The Rattlers defeated Navajo Pine 63-53.
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In one of a few first-round upsets in the 2A girls’ bracket, Pecos’ Lady Panthers (No. 10) nipped No. 7 Clayton on the road Friday 39-35, advancing to a Tuesday quarterfinal with district rival Peñasco, a No. 2 seed.
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Mora’s Rangerettes (No. 11) couldn’t quite pull the upset and fell to No. 6 Navajo Pine.
Most of David Salcido’s young team is expected to return next season