Zias sweep pair in Puerto Rico

Freedom New Mexico

BAYAMON, P.R. — Sophomore forward Cat Clay scored a game-high 15
points to lead the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball
team to a 91-52 victory over American University-Bayamon Monday
afternoon.

The win is the fourth-consecutive win for the Zias (4-1) and third 90-plus-point outing during the streak.

Eastern charged to a 43-17 halftime lead and held the Pirates to 18.9 percent shooting.

Karen
Grant and Alex Ortiz each scored 11 points, while Ortiz also dished out
four assists and grabbed four steals. Samantha Matta chipped in 10
points and three steals while Clovis junior Vanessa O’Neal added 12
points, seven boards and three steals. Tori Northcutt dished out five
assists and had two steals.

American University got 14 points apiece from Miosotos Rios and Herminia Colon.

The Zias conclude their Puerto Rico trip Wednesday with a game against Inter-American University-San German.

ENMU 91, AU-Bayamon 51

ENMU (4-1) — Cat
Clay 5-8 2-2 15, Vanessa O’Neal 4-5 4-6 12, Alex Ortiz 4-7 0-0 11,
Karen Grant 4-7 1-2 11, Samantha Matt 4-8 0-0 10, Til-Lois Fifer 3-6
3-4 9, Kassie Daugherty 4-7 0-0 8, Kara Bible 2-4 3-6 7, Lace Clar 2-6
0-0 4, Celeste Belizario 1-3 0-0 2, Tori Northcutt 0-1 2-2 2, Chelsee
Nichols 0-1 0-0 2, Totals 33-63 15-22 91.
AU-Bayamon — Miosotis Rios 4-23 5-8 14, Herminia Colon 4-17 4-11 14, Dachiria
Rosello 2-4 2-2 6, Dymarie Valentin 0-2 4-6 4, Yadira iaz 1-4 2-3 4,
Melissa Reyes 1-6 0-0 3, Jailme Cortijo 1-1 1-2 3, Neisha Figueroa 1-7
1-1 3, Belmary Rosado 0-0 1-2 1, Totals 14-74 20-35 51.
Halftime — Eastern New Mexico 43, American University-Bayamon 17. 3-pointers —
Eastern New Mexico 10-22 (Ortiz 3-4, Clay 3-6, Matta 2-5, Grant 2-3,
Nichols 0-1, Northcutt 0-1, Clark 0-2), American University-Bayamon
4-18 (Colon 2-8, Rios 1-5, Reyes 1-3, Diaz 0-1, Cortijo 0-1). Rebounds — Eastern New Mexico 56 (O’Neal 7), American University-Bayamon 33 (Cortijo 13). Assists — Eastern New Mexico 24 (Northcutt, Grant 5), American University-Bayamon 7 (Colon, Figueroa 2). Total fouls — Eastern New Mexico 27, American University-Bayamon 22. Fouled out — Fifer. A — 25.

Sunday
Zias 98, AU-B 55

On
Sunday, the Zias beat Bayamon 98-55 as sophomore guard Matta led five
ENMU players in double figures with 15 points. Matta also had six
rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The Zias hit 98 points
for the second time this season, outscoring the Pirates 55-26 in the
second half. ENMU shot 54 percent from the field (39-of-72) and
outrebounded Bayamon 60-33.

Ortiz finished with 13 points, Clay
had 12 points and six rebounds and sophomore forward Til-Lois Fifer and
freshman guard Lace Clark scored 10 points apiece. Clark also had seven
assists.

Northcutt collected seven points, eight rebounds and a
career-best 14 assists for the Zias. Rios led Bayamon with 17 points
and Colon

added 11.

ENMU 98, AU-Bayamon 55

ENMU (3-1) — Cat Clay 6-13 0-2 12, Lace Clark 4-7 0-0 10, Kara Bible 2-5 1-2 5,
Samantha Matta 6-12 0-0 15, Tori Northcutt 2-3 3-3 7, Vanessa O’Neal
1-2 0-2 2, Alex Ortiz 5-8 0-0 13, Chelsee Nichols 1-2 1-1 4, Karen
Grant 2-5 1-2 6, Til-Lois Fifer 5-7 0-2 10, Celeste Belizario 2-4 3-5
7, Kassie Daugherty 3-4 1-4 7. Totals 39-72 10-23 98.
American University-Bayamon — Jailme Cortijo 2-4 1-5 5, Miosotis Rios 6-11 3-6 17, Dachiria Rosello
1-9 3-6 6, Herminia Colon 3-13 5-10 11, Neisha Figueroa 2-9 4-4 9,
Dymarie Valentin 0-2 0-0 0, Melissa Reyes 0-3 0-0 0, Yaralith Brazo 0-0
0-0 0, Nanotchka Sotomayor 0-2 0-0 0, Sarah Cedeno 0-2 0-0 0, Yadira
Diaz 1-4 0-2 2, Yareida Criz 0-0 0-0 0, Belmary Rosado 2-2 1-2 5.
Totals 17-61 17-35 55.
Halftime — Eastern New Mexico 43,
American University-Bayamon 29. 3-pointers — Eastern New Mexico 10-31
(Ortiz 3-6, Matta 3-7, Clark 2-4, Nichols 1-2, Grant 1-3, Belizario
0-1, Northcutt 0-1, Clay 0-7), American University-Bayamon 4-16 (Rios
2-2, Figueroa 1-3, Rosello 1-4, Sotomayor 0-1, Reyes 0-2, Colon 0-4). Rebounds — Eastern New Mexico 60 (Belizario, Northcutt 8), American University-Bayamon 33 (Cortijo 10). Assists — Eastern New Mexico 31 (Northcutt 14), American University-Bayamon 12 (Diaz, Rosello 4). Total fouls — Eastern New Mexico 24, American University-Bayamon 23. Fouled out — none. A — 25.