Wildcats pull away in fourth quarter

Bryce Hill took over the game in the fourth quarter with his 3-pointer shooting en route to a 27-point night as Clovis remained unbeaten with a 92-74 win over Hobbs on Friday at Rock Staubus Gym.

The game was tied at 38 at halftime.

Jaden Isler finished with a team-high 28 points for top-ranked Clovis (22-0) in the District 4-5A showdown.

Hill scored 22 of his points in the second half as Clovis won its district opener.

Second-ranked Hobbs (21-3) dropped to 1-1 in district with its first loss to a New Mexico team this season.

Clovis erased an early seven-point deficit to lead by seven at the end of the first quarter, but Hobbs rallied to tie the score at halftime.

Look for Kevin Wilson’s game report on VaristyNow later tonight.

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New Mexico lawmakers have asked constituents a series of questions.

One is, “Do you think the current climate changes are man made?”

Here are some answers:

• Doug McGregor: “According to some of the respected astronomers’ reports, our entire aging solar system is warming so I don’t think it is entirely man made. I do however think that the destruction of the rain forest in South America is affecting the moisture that we receive. … We should therefore help with the protection of the rain forest.”

• Ardyth Elms: “I believe man is causing the majority of change in the climate. I’m sorry to say that there are too many people who don’t care what they do to our mother earth, just as long as they make money doing it.”

• Frank Dalton: “While man probably has influenced some climatic effects, I rather expect that most climatic change is the result of various cycles that research has certainly proven to exist. Some cycles are short, lasting only a few years, while others have been suggested to last several millenia.”

• Kay Arvizu: “If the current climate changes are man made, what did man do in prehistoric times to melt the ice cap? Regardless of what some would have us think, God is still in control.”

• Anna Baucom: “Encourage biodiesel for energy saving instead of high-priced oil and gas.”

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We have a new online column today.

Glenda Price, a contributing editor to New Mexico Stockman magazine since 1982, will write about her “ranch-raised” life and times.

Today she’s focused on “Some big guys I’ve known.”

Her column will be posted each Friday in the “Opinion” section.