East Central rallies for win over Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — East Central overcame an 11-point halftime deficit with the help of 50 percent shooting in the second half to edge Eastern New Mexico University 70-68 on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover basketball game. Junior forward Lacey Goldwire scored 20 points while junior center Jastin Flenory added 18 […]

Lady Cats fall to Canyon

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for the Clovis High girls basketball team. The Lady Wildcats came into Tuesday’s game against Canyon with consecutive wins over the Lady Eagles in each of the last two seasons. But they couldn’t make it three straight on Tuesday, falling 57-47. […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Ex-CHS point guard helping McMurry

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer McMurry University junior point guard Bud Willis did more than hone his basketball skills at Clovis High School. Under the tutelage of Wildcats coach J. D. Isler, Willis also learned his true calling in life was coaching. “When I see him coach, he teaches you how to play ball, […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats pull away for victory over Pintos

CNJ staff MORIARTY — Junior guard Jaden Isler led four players in double figures with 23 points Friday night as Clovis High’s boys pulled away from Moriarty 76-59. Senior guard Cody Thornsbury added 16 points and junior posts Layne Strebeck 11 for the Wildcats (12-1), who face Roswell Goddard in a 7 p.m. contest today […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats play twice this weekend

CNJ staff It didn’t take the Clovis High boys basketball team long to get back on track. Three nights after losing a 97-95 overtime heartbreaker to Rio Rancho in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, the Wildcats improved to 11-1 with Tuesday’s 61-49 win at Amarillo High. The Cats hit […]

Northeastern State turns back Hounds

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Tristan Largent takes a 3-point shot over the outstretched arm of Northeastern State sophomore Ben Rovenstine in the second half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Northeastern State wasn’t having much luck getting second chances with its admittedly-poor […]

Zias down Lubbock Christian

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University was trailing by three points at halftime, Zias coach Linden Weese thought his team was on the verge of taking control. Senior post Riikka Lehtonen collected 20 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes and the Zias dominated the final 10 […]

Cats roll past Alamogordo

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Clovis senior post Michael Lewis looks to go to the basket in Friday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis finished with 13 points and four rebounds in the Wildcats’ 86-60 victory. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Alamogordo boys basketball coach John Madden said he warned his team […]

Cats annihilate Aztec

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Clovis senior Michael Lewis posts up on Aztec center Ryley Hegarty during the Cats’ 63-25 rout of the Tigers on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When your turnovers outnumber your points for the game, you know you’ve had a long night. Overwhelmed from […]

Amarillo High tops CHS

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Clovis High’s Jasmine McDonald and Amarillo High’s Joni Unruh, left, jump for the tip off at Rock Staubus Gym on Tuesday, By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The good news for the Clovis High girls basketball team is that it may not see a better team this season than Amarillo High. It took them a […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats blow out Artesia in tourney finals

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Whatever the Clovis High boys basketball team did in the first quarter against host Artesia on Saturday night, the Wildcats would certainly like to bottle it. Clovis hit 15-of-18 shots, including seven 3-pointers, in bolting to a 38-7 lead after one period and the Cats cruised to a 73-40 victory over […]

Lions’ reserves sink Zias

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior guard Kanani Marshal and junior forward Katedria Mosley combined for 36 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Saturday and Texas A&M-Commerce went on a 24-6 run over eight minutes near the end of the half to pull away to a 79-59 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in […]

Hounds outshoot Cameron

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Kevin Davis drives to the basket against Cameron University guard Melvin Mitchell at Greyhound Arena on Saturday, By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With their next three games on the road, Eastern New Mexico University’s men were hoping for a positive sendoff on Saturday night. The Greyhounds matched Cameron […]

Zias rout Southwestern Oklahoma

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rochelle Vance, left, tries to steal the ball from Southwestern Oklahoma’s Jenna Sprague during Thursday’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s early in the season, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team might want to bottle the […]

Texico thrashes Lovington in season opener

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Texico’s Faith Martin is fouled by Lovington’s Jaz Hernandez during Tuesday’s matchup at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — In his second year as Texico girls coach, Keith Durham said his team has had to learn a new system under his leadership. In their season opener on […]

Zias fall to WT in South opener

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M answered a 19-6 Eastern New Mexico University run with 12 consecutive points to take control down the stretch and hand the Zias a 79-67 loss in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball opener for both teams Saturday night. The game was part of WT’s Lady […]

No. 17 Mules post win over Hounds

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats win opener at Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — The rebuilding Clovis High girls basketball team got its season off on the right foot Tuesday night. Senior guard Tori Northcutt hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with about 1:15 left, and added a driving layup to help the Lady Wildcats seal a 53-49 win over Moriarty. Northcutt posted a career-best 20 points […]

Zias ride balanced attack past Highlands

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ENMU senior forward Elizabeth Richards drive past New Mexico Highlands junior Tamra Collazo for a layup in Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle in opener

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]