The last couple of weeks were tough ones for the Moran basketball teams, with several losses reported and only one win.
Overcoming an 0-5 start in what may be the worst pre-district record of any team to make it to the fifth round of the playoffs, the Lions are now among the final four Class 2A Div.
The JV Lion basketball team hosted a 16-team tournament last week, but games on Saturday were called due to the threat of icy weather.
The Albany Cubs swept all three games against the Roscoe boys on Monday at home, while the girls lost two out of three on the road in Roscoe.
Last week the Moran Bulldogs were third at the Woodson tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1, beating the Albany JV 40-24, losing to Newcastle 36-53, and rebounding to defeat Anson JV 66-24.