Lady Cats blast Aztec

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt releases the ball over Aztec’s Rayla Doty during the first half of Friday’s game in the State Farm Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For the second-straight outing, the Clovis Lady Wildcats played a near-perfect first half. The Lady Cats jumped ahead […]

Lady cats happy to play host

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Clovis’ Ebony Bunton grabs a rebound away from Portales’ Ashleah Richards during the second half of the Lady Wildcats 51-30 win over Portales Tuesday in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After putting 700 miles on the team’s travel bus last weekend, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters welcomes the […]

Lady Cats finish sweep

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Clovis’ Vanessa O’Neal looks to move around Portales’ Megan Kabrick during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Portales 51-30. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer If defense wins championships, the Clovis Lady Wildcats played a first half worthy of a ring. Clovis held the […]

Fatigue doesn’t bother Lady Cats in rout

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — Fatigue turned out to be no factor for Clovis High’s girls on Saturday night. Coming off a rugged 33-31 win at Amarillo High on Friday night, the Lady Wildcats made the four-hour bus ride to south-central New Mexico on Saturday and hammered Alamogordo 72-39, improving to 15-2 for the season. Senior […]

Lady Cats notch win on road

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis girls went to Amarillo and got a win, but they had to fight for every point. Close from the tipoff, the Lady Wildcats endured a tough defensive effort from Amarillo High before coming away with a 33-31 win. “It seemed like every possession was a battle,” Clovis coach Miles […]

Lady Cats set for date with Canyon

CNJ staff Miles Watters believes one of the biggest wins during the 2004-05 season for his Clovis High girls basketball team was a 48-38 victory at perennial class 3A Texas power Canyon. The teams hook up again Monday night in a 7 p.m. start at Rock Staubus Gym. “That was a huge win for us,” […]

Lady Cats bounce back on road

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Nothing soothes a tough loss better than an easy win. Brittany Blackmon scored 18 points and Tori Quintana added 14 points — including four 3-pointers — as Clovis routed Roswell Goddard 61-30 Thursday. The Lady Wildcats (12-2) were coming off a 56-50 home loss to Mayfield, a team Clovis beat by […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield renew state rivalry

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Clovis High senior Jessica Russell puts defensive pressure on Portales senior Rebekah Gonzales during Saturday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Lady Wildcats may own a 25-point win over Las Cruces Mayfield earlier this season, but […]

Lady Cats turn back Portales for Plateau Classic title

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Portales senior Megan Kabrick rips down a defensive rebound as Ebony Bunton avoids picking up a foul during Saturday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats went to their big guns Friday night to nail down the […]

Girls hoops on the rise

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Girls basketball has evolved over the years from the 1980s, left, to the 1990s, center, and into 2005, with many coaches saying girls are becoming more athletic, quicker and playing more of a boys style of basketball. (CNJ illustration: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Gone are the days of two-handed set shots […]