Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cliff, Magdalena To Play in Semifinals.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Cowgirls Won 4 Previous Meetings

LAS CRUCES It's Cliff and Magdalena for the fifth time this season in today's semifinals of the Class 1A girls state basketball championships.

In Wednesday afternoon's quarterfinals at Las Cruces High School, the Cowgirls (27-0) had a tougher than expected time with Ramah (15-12) before advancing with a 50-42 win, and the Lady Steers (23-4) played a strong fourth quarter and outlasted Grady (19-6) by a 52-48 score.

Cliff plays district rival Magdalena at 7 p.m. today at Las Cruces High in the first of two semifinals. The other semifinal pits the winners of Wednesday's late quarterfinal games between Elida and To'hajiilee, and Tatum against Hagerman. Those winners meet at 8:30 tonight at Las Cruces High.

CLIFF 50, RAMAH 42: The Cowgirls, confounded by a quick, penetrating Lady Rangers team, didn't begin to pull away until a 9-0 run midway through the third quarter. …

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