ENMU faces Southeastern in LSC tourney opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Suffice it to say, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team picked the right time to play arguably its best road game of the season. In a winner-take-all situation, the Greyhounds edged Midwestern State 84-82 in overtime on Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas, claiming the Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds improve tourney chances with rout of Angelo

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Eastern New Mexico University freshman Joshua Jackson tries to get around Angelo State University’s Ronald Pittman during the first half of Wedneday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After coming off the bench for a few games, Eastern New […]

ENMU men seeking LSC tourney berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Despite a couple of disappointing losses last week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is still in contention for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. The Greyhounds (9-14, 3-5 LSC South) open their final homestand of the season with a 7:30 p.m. matchup today against […]

Hounds misfire late, bow in OT to Buffs

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ENMU center Mikal Monette gets off a shot in traffic in the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference South game against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With a shot to win at the end of regulation and the end overtime, the […]

Hounds eye rematch with WT

CNJ staff PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan hopes his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its defensive problems straightened out. Scanlan noted the Greyhounds gave up 20 layups or dunks in a 93-81 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to rival West Texas A&M Monday at Canyon, Texas. ENMU (9-12, 3-3 South) put together […]

Hounds ride defense to win over Kingsville

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Greyhound senior guard Jolen Montoya drives past Texas A&M-Kingsville post Juan Launaze in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan got the defensive effort he wanted to […]

Hounds play tough in crunch time

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Joshua Jackson tries to create some room against Midwestern State guard Allen Houston in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Portales — Going up against one of the conference’s leading big men in Midwestern State’s 6-foot-9 center […]

Hounds stay hot at home

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Tristan Largent throws up a runner as Southeastern Oklahoma State’s Jason Stampley prepares to take a charge in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With less than 10 seconds remaining in Eastern New Mexico’s 83-65 win […]

ENMU glad to be home

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Ira Cross pulls down a rebound during the first half of a game against Oklahoma Panhandle State in early December. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are glad to be home again, and they hope it helps them rediscover their […]

ENMU squads return to action

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With his team striving to get back to the .500 mark and Lone Star Conference South Division play on the horizon, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t about to take any opponent for granted — even a winless one. He knows despite an 0-10 record, […]

Hounds keep Aggies winless

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Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Juan Carson fouls Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette on a drive to the basket during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Greyhounds had little time to prepare for Oklahoma Panhandle State’s zone defense. […]

Hounds subdue Grizzlies

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ENMU coach Shawn Scalan talks to his team during a timeout. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) […]

Small-town guard leading Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — This wasn’t the plan when a small guard from a small town transferred to Eastern New Mexico University. Jolen Montoya wasn’t supposed to be the most experienced Greyhound on the 2005-06 basketball roster. “We recruited him to be a backup point guard and possibly spend some time at […]

ENMU men, women open on road

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 […]

ENMU men looking to bounce back

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Aaron Rodriguez grabs the ball as he rolls over junior teammate Tristan Largent during a loose ball drill Friday inside Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Klulth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Coming off back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball […]

ENMU set for basketball exhibitions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El […]

Hounds fifth, Zias sixth in LSC South polls

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan participates in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll every year, but admittedly doesn’t put much stock in it. “I couldn’t tell you a half-dozen names of players who’ve signed with other schools, with maybe one exception — Tarleton State,” said […]

ENMU basketball teams begin practice

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Dan Buzard isn’t completely healthy, but suffice it to say he’s thrilled to be returning as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. Buzard sat out the 2004-05 season after suffering a cancerous brain tumor in July 2004. He was able to be around the program last year, […]

Hounds looking for help

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan figures next year has to be better for the Greyhounds — almost no matter what happens. After winning Lone Star Conference South Division titles the previous two seasons, what was expected to be another good year in 2004-05 […]

West Texas A&M edges Greyhounds

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Edmound Elzy misses a dunk attempt over West Texas A&M’s Jarvis Brown in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Brown was called for a foul on the play and Elzy hit one of two free throws. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Two big rivals had some […]