Hounds rally falls short

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Greyhound guard John Gilliam stops in front of two Texas A&M-Kingsville defenders after trying to to drive between them Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — An 18-point deficit early in the second half was too much for Eastern New Mexico University’s men to overcome Wednesday night. The Greyhounds battled back, getting within three points late, but Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Don Thomas made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 32 seconds to seal a […]

Cats take OT victory over Rockets

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Clovis junior Roland Chavez goes up for two of his 13 points during the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.The Wildcats beat the Rockets 85-78 in overtime.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Four games in five nights just wasn’t enough for the Clovis Wildcats. In what looked like a game that would escape the Wildcats like so many had recently, Clovis turned the tides and outscored Goddard 43-25 over the fourth quarter and overtime to steal an 85-78 victory Tuesday night […]

Lady Cats’ home streak ended by Roswell High

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Clovis High senior Danni Williams drives by Roswell High junior Alexis Angeles, left, and sophomore Jaedyn De La Cerda during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Williams scored 26 points, but the Lady Coyotes held on for a 68-59 win.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls kept mounting charges after falling behind early. Roswell High had an answer every time. Sophomore guard Jaedyn De La Cerda scored 10 first-quarter points, then hit 7-of-8 free throws in the final minute to help seal the Lady Coyotes’ 68-59 upset of CHS on Tuesday night […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Jan. 13

BOYS Non-district Grady 64, Des Moines 17 Des Moines — Koler Seaton 2, Preston Ogle 10, A.J. Wright 2, Carlos Diego Martinez 3. Totals 6 4-8 17. Grady (9-5) — Adrian Lunsford 4, Koby Valentine 9, Gunner Burrage 6, Ryan Bone 12, Jason Hughes 4, Lucas Whitehead 9, Jordan Provencio6, Tucker Northcutt 6, Wyatt Bishop […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 14

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-9 (0-2 LSC), ENMU 7-8 (0-2) • Last year: ENMU swept the Javelinas, winning 82-78 at Kingsville and 68-62 in overtime at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Javelinas lost at […]

Bulldawgs edge Cats in final minute 69-63

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Clovis senior Logan Cole battles a Las Cruces High defender defender along the baseline during the first half of Monday’s boys matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. The Bulldawgs scored the game’s final six points and edged the Wildcats 69-63 in the makeup of a Jan. 2 snowout.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s boys made a late run at their opponent on Monday night at Rock Staubus Gym, just as they’ve done a few times in recent games. After erasing a 10-point deficit on junior guard Tucker Dobbs’ three-point play with 48 seconds left, Las Cruces High responded with the […]

Mustangs post sweep of ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Suffice it to say, it was not a good day for Eastern New Mexico University basketball. The Greyhounds and Zias absorbed one-sided Lone Star Conference losses to Midwestern State on Sunday at Greyhound Arena, the Hounds losing 77-42 and the Zias dropping a 72-46 decision to the MSU, which leads both […]

Coyotes’ shooters blitz Cats

Staff report ROSWELL — Facing likely the best team in Class 5A, Clovis High’s boys couldn’t handle Roswell High’s backcourt firepower. Guards Daniel Amador, Chris Mesquita (14) and Frank De la o (13) combined for 57 points Saturday night and the Coyotes pulled away to a 75-45 victory over the Wildcats. “They shoot the ball […]

EPAC BOYS: Longhorns beat Texico in finals

Staff report PORTALES — The Texico Wolverines appeared on their way to a sixth EPAC boys basketball championship in the past seven years. Logan senior Wyatt Strand took care of that, however. Strand poured in 33 points Saturday night to help the Longhorns rally from a five-point halftime deficit for a 69-55 victory over the […]

Lady Buffaloes claim EPAC title

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Melrose freshman guard Cade Barnard goes up for a shot during Saturday’s EPAC boys third-place game against Dora at Greyhound Arena. Barnard scored 21 points in the Buffs’ 60-48 win.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Things went a little better in Saturday’s EPAC girls championship game against Logan for Melrose junior guard Addisen Dial than they did a year ago against the Lady Longhorns. Dial suffered a season-ending left knee injury in a 72-61 loss to Logan in last year’s third-place game […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 11

MEN Midwestern State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Midwestern State 13-3 (2-0 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 7-7 (0-1) • Last year: The Mustangs swept the Greyhounds, winning 66-41 at Wichita Falls, Texas, but needing overtime to pull out an 81-79 victory at […]

Friday area prep roundup — Jan. 9

EPAC (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) […]

Lady Cats get past Trinity Christian

CNJ staff LUBBOCK —When Lubbock Trinity Christian faced Clovis High’s girls in last year’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, the Lady Lions through a significant scare before losing 89-67 to a team which eventually finished 29-1. The Lady Wildcats were ready for them this time, though. Trinity Christian returned its three leading scorers […]

CHS boys weekend basketball capsule — Jan. 9

Clovis vs. Lovington, at Roswell High When: 7 p.m. today vs. Lovington, 7 p.m. Saturday at Roswell High Records: Clovis 3-9, Lovington n/a, Roswell High 11-1 Last meeting: Clovis beat Lovington 49-44 last year at The Rock, and lost to the Coyotes 79-62, also at home. Last time out: The Wildcats dropped their fourth straight, […]

EPAC basketball tournament — Jan. 8

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Dawson chooses Liberty

Staff report Clovis native John Dawson has decided to transfer to Division-I Liberty University, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The decision was announced via Instagram post from his father, David Dawson, showing the sophomore guard with assistant Vince Walden. The Flames, coached by Dale Layer since 2009, are 6-9 this season with […]

Cameron sweeps ENMU

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Desmond Henry scored 20 to lead five in double figures, and Cameron never trailed in a 98-71 win over Eastern New Mexico in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The win completed a Wednesday night sweep for the Aggie squads. In the preceding women’s game, Cameron defeated the […]

Lady Cats roll to win

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Clovis senior Dee Briggins puts up a jump shot over Roswell Goddard’s Baylee Robinso during the first half of Tuesday’s game at The Rock. Briggins had five points in the Lady Wildcats’ 71-21 romp.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com For the first time in likely a number of years, the Roswell Goddard girls basketball team has a winning record fairly deep into the season. It didn’t show up much on Tuesday night, though. Clovis High ran the Lady Rockets out of the building early on and cruised to […]

Canyon notches victory over Cats

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Canyon Eagles used a strong second quarter to take control on Tuesday night en route to a 58-46 victory over Clovis High’s boys. Canyon (5-8) used a balanced attack with four players finishing in double figures. Meantime, junior forward Roland Chavez poured in a career-best 20 points in defeat […]

EPAC tournament bracket, area summaries — Jan. 6

BRACKET (Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: Grady vs. (1) Logan, 6:30 p.m., new gym […]