The Mora Rangers gave their best shot at what other teams had failed to do in 29 tries this season — knock off mighty Magdalena in boys’ basketball.
But the No. 1 ranked Steers stampeded past Mora 78-65 on Thursday in the Class 2A boys’ semifinals at Bernalillo High.
Magdalena would go on to nip Logan 61-60 in Saturday evening’s championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque, capping a 31-0 campaign.
For the better part of three and a half quarters Thursday, the No. 5 seeded Mora (21-9) hung with Magdalena.