Hounds top Chaparrals in opener

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jolen Montoya’s 3-pointer with 4:13 left put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Greyhounds went on to a 62-56 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. Junior guard Stephen Wilson scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds for the […]

Clovis avoids upset

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Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson is fouled by Magdalena’s Kayla Armstrong, No. 32, and two other players as she drives to the basket during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 […]

Clovis avoids upset bid by Gallup

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 5A girls state tournament at The Pit. Brittany Blackmon scored 15 points and Aimee Hilburn added 10 as the second-seed Lady Wildcats (28-0) avoided the first-round upset. Valerie Kast […]

Clovis pulls off improbable win

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With 1:45 left in Friday’s game at Sandia, the Clovis boys basketball team appeared headed for a painful road loss. After trailing by 17 at the end of the third quarter, Clovis still trailed by 12 and were staring at the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 4-5A tournament. But […]

Zias fall in LSC opener

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Tia Doss goes up for a layup in the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — West Texas A&M came out with a rush Monday night. The Lady Buffaloes used aggressive pressure defense to dominate the first 10 […]

Lady Rams fall to Carlsbad

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams nearly survived 21 turnovers — against only six for Carlsbad. Instead, the Cavegirls overcame major scoring droughts at the beginning of both halves, finally pulling out a 37-33 victory in the Lady Rams’ season opener Tuesday night at the PHS gym. Junior guard Carolyn Smith was the […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — It took Jamaal Hunnicutt a while to settle down Monday night. Essentially playing in his hometown, the Eastern New Mexico University junior from Amarillo struggled with his offense, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field. But he put down 7-of-8 free throws in overtime, helping the Greyhounds nail down a 77-72 […]

Late 3-pointer ends Hounds’ winning streak

CNJ STAFF WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Cer Edwards’ 3-pointer with four seconds left on Saturday lifted Southwestern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 51-49 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Edwards’ 3-pointer was the Bulldogs’ only field goal in the final six minutes. SWOSU (10-4) dominated early, fell behind by nine points with 15 […]

Aggies spank cold-shooting Hounds

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS CRUCES — Forward James Moore led four New Mexico State players in double figures with 19 points Saturday night and the Aggies pulled away in the second half to wallop Eastern New Mexico University 78-44. Former Roswell High standout Gary Jackson added 18 points and nine rebounds in only 18 […]