Lady Cats outgun Eldorado

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Clovis senior Tyisha Brown, driving to the basket against Eldorado’s Megan Hines, finished with a season-high 10 points off the bench. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Aimee Hilburn did a little bit of everything on the court, including helping a teammate reinsert a loose contact lens. Fouled on the play that jarred her […]

Clovis senior grows into leadership role

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Clovis senior Monique Walker blocks out Manzano’s LaToya Jackson. CNJ photo by Rick White. Rick White Monique Walker has always played a good game. Now she’s talking one, too. A three-year starter, the 5-foot-9 senior Clovis post has stepped up her leadership role this season, according to Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters. Being more assertive […]

Unselfish Lady Cats win 9th straight

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn drives to the hole. CNJ staff photo Rick White. By Rick White Tori Quintana dribbles the ball across the top of the key, patiently waiting like a lioness to pounce on prey until teammate Brittany Blackmon seals her defender down low. A feathery no-look lob pass. An easy two points. Aimee […]

Lady Cats rev up fast break

CNJ staff PAMPA — Brittany Blackmon and Aimee Hilburn took turns dominating the game as the well-rested Clovis Wildcats beat Pampa, Texas, 51-34 on Saturday in their final game before the Christmas break. Blackmon, a 5-foot-10-inch sophomore, scored all of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Hilburn (16 points), a 5-11 sophomore, […]

Lady Cats ride defense past Hereford

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn goes hard to the hold during Tuesday’s game in Hereford. Hilburn finished with five points. Photo by Rick White By Rick White HEREFORD — There have been two constants this season for the Clovis Lady Wildcats. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana is carrying the offense with her 3-point shooting and the […]

Lady Cats deep and determined

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Seniors Jessica Hohn (left) and Monique Walker have been mainstays for the Lady Wildcats the past two seasons. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Patience and determination. Those are the keys to this basketball season, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters said. That’s patience on Watters’ behalf to blend a sophomore class that is […]

Clovis 14s eye nationals

By Dave Wagner Most of the players on Regina Downing’s Clovis Lady Wildcats 14-and-under basketball team are fresh off a two-day camp in Las Cruces held last week. They’re busy getting ready for an even longer trip — national AAU competition at Clarksville, Tenn. The 11-member squad, many of whom are playing in AAU nationals […]

Wildcats romp into AAU championships

By Eric Butler Who could blame the 14-and-under Clovis Wildcats for thinking just a little bit past the state AAU girls basketball tournament? The tourney, being held in Clovis this weekend, will enter its last day with a showcase team — a squad that’s obliterated the rest of its field so far. The Wildcats reached […]

AAU kicks off

By Eric Butler Who could blame the 14-and-under Clovis Wildcats for thinking just a little bit past the state AAU girls basketball tournament? The tourney, being held in Clovis this weekend, will enter its last day with a showcase team — a squad that’s obliterated the rest of its field so far. The Wildcats reached […]