Zias overcome turnover woes to take opener

By Dave Wagner IT’S PRETTY HARD TO win a basketball game with 31 turnovers. Of course, it helps if you dominate the boards 59-33 and shoot 22 of 27 from the free throw line. All those numbers accompanied Sunday’s season-opening 65-55 road win for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team over Colorado-Colorado Springs. […]

Zias hit road for opener today

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Jereena Bosket is being counted on to score inside. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Players on this year’s Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster range from point guards playing shooting guard (and vice versa) to forwards playing center. They also come from as far as California and as […]

ENMU notebook

Dave Wagner FOURTH-YEAR EASTERN New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is wary of putting much emphasis on Saturday night’s 106-58 exhibition blowout of the New Mexico All-Stars at Greyhound Arena. The competition, he said, will get a lot better. “We wanted to try to get the most out of every trip down the […]

Richards, Lee look to lead Zias back to respectability

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Former area prep standouts Elizabeth Richards (left) and Laci Lee will be counted on to provide scoring punch this season for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson They were separated by one year, one classification and 28 miles. Now, they’re together with a determination to revive […]

‘Midnight Madness’ kicks off ENMU hoop season

Dave Wagner For the third year a row, Eastern New Mexico University plans to kick off the basketball season with its version of “Midnight Madness” tonight at Greyhound Arena. ENMU assistant events director Jessica Robertson said the festivities will start around 11 p.m. She said activities include a 3-on-3 “tournament” of four teams representing ENMU […]

Buzard’s squad posts sweep

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A group of Division II South Central Region women’s basketball players coached by Eastern New Mexico University’s Dan Buzard swept five games on a trip to Barbados late last month, although the competition wasn’t what the team had hoped to see. With the tiny West Indies island involved in a […]

Hounds sign first basketball recruit

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kennis Green, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing from Blinn (Texas) College, is the first of what Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan hopes is four players who will sign a national letter of intent with the Greyhounds this spring. Green averaged 17.6 points and four rebounds a game […]

Buzard to coach at Unifest

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard will coach a team of regional players, including one from his own squad, in the Bajan Unifest Tournament June 20-29 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The eight-player squad includes ENMU guard Laci Lee of Portales. Buzard’s assistant coach will be Brandi Thomas, a former ENMU […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]