Hounds beat Indians, protect division lead

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Junior guard Kennis Green, scoreless at halftime, lit up Midwestern State for 16 second-half points Thursday night and Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 77-67 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over the Indians at Greyhound Arena. Green hit back-to-back, open-court 3-pointers to extend the Hounds’ lead […]

Cats survive scare in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — It wasn’t pretty, but the Clovis High Wildcats will take it. The Cats struggled to pull away Tuesday night against the last-place team in District 4-5A, a Carlsbad squad they had beaten by 30 points two weeks earlier at home. But with the score tied, Clovis scored the first nine points […]

Hounds beat ASU, pull into four-way tie for first

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Garland Coleman drives to the basket past Angelo State’s Matt Hardin as he goes in for two points during the first half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Irshaun Pinckney struggled early trying to give Eastern New Mexico University’s offense some […]

Quick start lifts Cats past Portales

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Clovis’ Justin Pinckney has the ball knocked from his hands as he grabs a rebound during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Despite the difference in records, Clovis High’s boys weren’t about to take Portales for granted. Senior point guard Bud Willis scored 16 […]

Hounds extend winning streak to eight

CNJ STAFF LAWTON, Okla. — Junior Irshaun Pinckney led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points and the Greyhounds pulled away in the second half Thursday night for an 86-68 win over Cameron in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Junior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt added 16 points and 12 […]

Cats extend winning streak

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Clovis Dominique Easterlin scored 21 points and added 14 rebounds against Frenship. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Don’t tell the Frenship Tigers, but the Clovis High boys basketball team may be going through some midseason doldrums. On a night where there didn’t seem to be much energy in the building, it took […]

Hounds struggle to beat East Central

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Eastern junior Travazz Buckley pressures East Central’s Cale Simon. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — For the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds, Monday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game against East Central was like pulling teeth. With one starter out, another coming down sick at halftime and the team’s standout […]

Cats pull away from Mustang

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Clovis’ Tizrick Phillips brings the ball over halfcourt against Mustang’s Gabe John during Monday’s opening round game in the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Wildcats needed a little time on Monday night to work out the kinks from a nine-day break. With […]

Clovis finishes pre-Christmas slate 10-1

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney scored a game-high 21 points in Friday’s 93-66 win over Moriarty. CNJ photo by Rick White CNJ staff PAMPA, Texas — The Clovis High Wildcats took control with an early 11-point run and rode a balanced attack to a 56-44 victory Saturday over the Pampa Harvesters. Junior forward Dominique Easterlin scored […]

Rattled Cats regroup at halftime

CNJ staff CANYON — Clovis passed its first real test of the season, surviving a second-quarter meltdown to beat El Paso Parkland 75-63 on Thursday in the first round of the Gene Messer Tournament of Champions. The unbeaten Wildcats blew all of what was a 20-point, second-quarter lead before regrouping at halftime to beat the […]