Hounds out of contention for LSC playoffs

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Another long-range bomber did in Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night. Junior point guard Jermart Miller led a 63 percent outing from 3-point range for Texas A&M-Commerce, hitting 7-of-9 en route to 24 points, and the nationally 11th-ranked Lions turned back Eastern New Mexico 80-73 in a Lone Star […]

Hounds need late charge to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With four games left in the regular season, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and acting women’s coach Dustin Klafka aren’t particularly concerned with making the Lone Star Conference tournament. Both ENMU squads have a chance, but they have their work cut out trying to […]

Late run breaks Eastern

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior guard Jermart Miller exploded for five 3-pointers in a two-minute span late in the second half Thursday to lift Texas A&M-Commerce to a hard-fought 97-90 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Ranked 13th in NCAA Division II, the […]

Hobbled Hounds making no excuses

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As he looks ahead to tonight’s Lone Star Conference South Division opener against Texas A&M-Commerce, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan wonders just how much of his team would be available. Senior guard Irshaun Pinckney (ankle) and junior forward Daniel Sherman (back) missed last weekend’s […]

Greyhounds rebound with win at East Central

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Jamaal Hunnicutt and Edmound Elzy posted double-doubles and Jolen Montoya hit 5 of 7 shots from 3-point range Saturday, helping the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball post an 83-70 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over East Central. Hunnicutt scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Elzy came off […]

Hounds limp past 2003 national champs

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a much bigger concern than scoring his 1,000th career point with the Greyhounds. He had four fouls, and was one foul away from leaving a game where his team needed him the most. “With Edmound (Elzy) fouled out and Irshaun (Pinckney) gone (with an ankle […]

Hounds coach remains concerned about defense

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan figures his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its work cut out this weekend. The Greyhounds (4-7), coming off consecutive solid outings, face a contrast of styles when they host Central Oklahoma tonight and Northeastern State on Saturday in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound […]

Hounds improve over last two games

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to […]

ENMU feels highs, lows while in Vegas

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan didn’t know the team he coached on Saturday in the High Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. He didn’t really expect the team he saw on Sunday. Dominating a good opponent from start to finish, the Greyhounds (4-6) thrashed St. Mary’s 79-41 […]

Greyhounds hope to start rolling in Las Vegas

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is trying to get the Greyhounds back to the form which has delivered back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships. They still have a ways to go, he said. ENMU takes a 3-5 record into the High Desert Classic […]

Hounds snap skid

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Greyhound guard Jason Breland throws down a dunk in the second half of Wednesday night’s game against Oklahoma Panhandle State. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — First they had it, then they didn’t. In the end, though, a 26-8 run over the final 10 minutes was more than enough for […]

Greyhounds hope to rebound after difficult start to season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspaper PORTALES — It’s hardly desperation time for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but coach Shawn Scanlan would like to see the Greyhounds get on track pretty soon. After winning back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division titles, ENMU has battled injuries and a fairly challenging early schedule during […]

Hounds fall in OT to Bulldogs

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Jolen Montoya leans on a jumper over Southwestern Oklahoma’s Lonnie Cooks in overtime of Saturday’s game. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ike Smith scored a game-high 21 points, and Jamaal Shell hit a game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation to help Southwestern Oklahoma slip away with a 68-61 […]

Eastern returns home after losses

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan says the Greyhounds are still trying to hit their stride. With undefeated Cameron and Southwestern Oklahoma coming to town for Lone Star Conference crossover games, he hopes they get on track quickly. Cameron men’s and women’s teams will be at […]

Montoya steps up for ENMU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Because of an ankle injury to teammate Reggie Wallace, Eastern New Mexico University’s Jolen Montoya has played extended minutes at point guard to start the season. The graduate of Espanola Valley High School in northern New Mexico has taken advantage of the opportunity, averaging 17 points and shooting […]

Hot-shooting Chaps gun down Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knew things might be tough Thursday night, and he was right. In addition to having three players sidelined by injury, the Greyhounds ran into a hot-shooting Lubbock Christian squad that never let ENMU get going in rolling to a […]

Hounds wounded going into opener

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan thinks once Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team recovers from a rash of preseason-injuries the Greyhounds can contend for another conference title. In the meantime, the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion Greyhounds enter tonight’s season-opener against Lubbock Christian shorthanded — particularly in the […]

College basketball: Hounds anxious for start of practice

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It took Shawn Scanlan two years to bring the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team from a 4-22 record and the basement of the Lone Star Conference South Division to back-to-back championships. Scanlan said the Greyhounds, who begin organized practice this afternoon, have conditioned well in preseason […]

Hounds add four junior college transfers

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knew the Greyhounds needed to replace graduating point guards Brent Cooper and David Hamilton, and he hopes they’ve done that. The Hounds have signed four junior college transfers, including points guards Jolen Montoya of Neosho County (Kan.) Community College and Reggie […]

Hounds returning solid core from LSC South champs

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Junior Jamal Washington was one of the Greyhounds key reserves this season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner From four wins in his first season to the first NCAA Division II tournament bid in 11 years, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball program has made steady progress under fourth-year coach Shawn Scanlan. […]