Kelsey Blanks’ free throws with three seconds remaining proved to be the daggers that finished off the Mora Rangerettes on Tuesday morning at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
Blanks went two for two at the line to make it a three-point lead for No. 12 seed Clayton, and as the clock ticked away, Mora couldn’t get off a clean shot at tying the game, one of four Class 2A girls’ basketball quarterfinals.
Final score: Clayton 39, Mora 36.
Mora, the No. 4 seed, finished 26-3 overall under Mark Cassidy.