Rio Rancho downs Cats for second time

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — For the second time this season, No. 1-ranked Rio Rancho beat Clovis in a high-scoring affair. Wildcats coach J.D. Isler saw positives in Friday’s 97-91 loss. “I told (his players) we might see them again in the state tournament,” Isler said. “They never quit, they never got rattled, and these […]

Tuesday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico routed Melrose 68-39 at Melrose. Daniel Schueler scored 27 points and Brett Anderson added nine points as the Wolverines (14-3) outscored Melrose in every quarter. Adam Hairgrove led the Buffaloes (2-14) with 12 points, and Call Barnard netted 10. * Bovina edged host Olton 53-52 to remain unbeaten in District […]

Clovis survives Goddard

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Michael Lewis absorbs contact from Goddard center Peyton Cometti on the way up on a shot in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis was fouled and hit the free-throw for the 3-point play. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ bus didn’t roll into town […]

EPAC capsules, box scores

CNJ staff Boys Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points for Fort Sumner, which outscored Grady 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Grady’s Brian Blackburn led all scorers with 21 points […]

Fillies, Wolverines advance at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Bovina Fillies hit six 3-pointers and rode a 19-point outing from junior guard Ruby Vela to beat district rival Farwell 53-51 on Friday and advance to the girls championship game of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Vela hit three of the team’s 3-pointers, and got support from three teammates with […]

ENMU’s Largent, Bryant chosen first-team All-LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior guard Tristan Largent of Martinsburg, W.Va., and senior post Tiana Bryant of Roswell represented Eastern New Mexico University as first-team choices in All-Lone Star Conference South Division selections, announced Monday by the LSC office. In addition, ENMU’s Joshua Jackson of Madison, Wis., was the men’s freshman of the year […]

Hounds start slow, fall at Abilene Christian

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Wildcats roll past Goddard

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Sophomore guard Bryce Hill knocked down four first-quarter 3-pointers to get the Clovis High boys off to a fast start, and the Wildcats cruised past Roswell Goddard 65-49 on Saturday night. It was the second win in two nights for the Cats (4-2), who pounded Moriarty 94-62 at Rock Staubus Gym […]

Rams rock Greyhounds from deep

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Kenny Smith made eight 3-point baskets, breaking the school’s career record, and scored 29 points Saturday night to lead Angelo State’s men to a 94-81 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. ASU (11-13, 4-5 South), which made 12 3-pointers in an 80-76 […]

Props’ 22 helps Wildcats edge Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — Senior guard John Props scored a season-high 22 points as Clovis held off Moriarty 79-75 Saturday in a non-district game. Props provided a needed scoring surge, as Clovis (19-3) spent much of the game without leading scorers Tigg Bunton and Dominique Easterlin. Bunton reinjured his ankle in the second quarter and […]