Hounds rally past Angelo in LSC South opener

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Tristan Largent converted a 3-point play and a 3-point basket on consecutive trips downcourt, putting Eastern New Mexico University in front during an 11-0 second-half run Thursday night, and the Greyhounds went on to beat Angelo State 74-64 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. […]

Cats edge Coronado with no time left

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Clovis’ Jaden Isler falls to the ground as he tries to control a loose ball during the second half of Thursday’s game against Lubbock Coronado at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With time about to run out, Jaden Isler knew he had to just throw one […]

Wolverines’ comeback overhauls Longhorns

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Texico’s Courtland Luscombe releases a shot over Logan’s Saul Acosta during the first half of their game Saturday in Texico. Luscombe was fouled on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TEXICO — Logan’s Drew Perez hit a fadeaway 3-pointer as the halftime buzzer sounded to cap off a […]

Zias hold on at Cameron

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Tiana Bryant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and sparked a late 8-0 run that gave Eastern New Mexico University enough of a cushion to survive in a 66-65 win Saturday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Cameron University. Bryant also had a pair of […]

Grady Bronchos fall at Floyd

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Grady guard Robert Windham goes up for a shot in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Floyd. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Up and down much of this season, the Floyd Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws […]

On the decline: Free-throw shooting is becoming lost art in prep basketball

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(CNJ staff illustration: John Eisel) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer During his 13 years as Clovis High coach in the 1970s and 1980s — and well before the introduction of the 3-point line — Jimmy Joe Robinson remembers players spending hours honing their free-throw skills. He even created honorary clubs to reward players who […]

Wildcats overcome foul situation

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Clovis’ Dominique Easterlin tries to save the ball from going out-of-bounds over Pampa’s Clayton Hall during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis won 60-53 to move to 6-0 on the season. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Despite a sluggish performance overall, the Clovis Wildcats were clutch at the […]

Clovis edges Tascosa

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Clovis senior Tigg Bunton powers his way to the basket past Amarillo Tascosa’s J.R. Scott during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The opener for the Clovis boys basketball team gave several inexperienced varsity players opportunity to show their stuff. It […]

Missed FTs leave Grady in foul mood

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Grady’s John Schueler corrals an offensive rebound during the second half of Friday’s championship game of District 4-1A boys tournament. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White GRADY — The parade to the foul line started less than three minutes into the game and didn’t end until the final buzzer sounded — 47 fouls […]

Hobbs eliminates Wildcats in OT

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Clovis senior Bud Willis finished with 22 points in Friday’s 96-90 overtime loss at Hobbs. Photo courtesy of the Hobbs News-Sun. CNJ staff HOBBS — Ervin Youmans scored 26 points and substitute Matt Davis had a back-breaking three-point play late in overtime as Hobbs outlasted foul-plagued Clovis 96-90 in the semifinals of the District 4-5A […]