CHS weekend basketball capsules – Feb. 1


Clovis (18-1) at Artesia (14-7) today,

vs. Roswell Goddard (9-11) Saturday

Both games set to start at 7 p.m.

On the air: KCLV-FM 99.1

Last time out: Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 60-35 on Saturday at home. Both opponents played on Thursday night, with Artesia losing at Albuquerque Academy 56-51 while Goddard played at Portales and absorbed a 35-29 loss at the hands of the Lady Rams.

Last meetings: Last January, Clovis beat Artesia 79-52 at the Rock and bounced Goddard 65-18 the following night at Roswell.

Of note: Clovis, which comes into the weekend with a 12-game winning streak, has had one common opponent with Artesia, beating Lovington 63-39 while the Lady Bulldogs have gone 1-2 against Lovington. The Lady Cats have had three common foes with Goddard, beating Alamogordo and Portales and suffering their only loss of the season against District 4-5A rival Hobbs (50-44) in the Mel Otero Invite at Rio Rancho in mid-December, while the Lady Rockets split with Alamo, lost twice to Portales and lost to Hobbs (54-41). … Abbie Blach, a 5-foot-11 senior post, led Goddard at Portales on Thursday with 15 points. Meantime, Artesia's top player is 5-11 senior F Amy Horner, who came into Thursday's game averaging 16.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.8 spg and 1.3 bpg.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner


Hope Christian (9-8) at Clovis (12-6)

7 p.m. today at The Rock

On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9

Last time out: Clovis is coming off a 75-54 victory over Texico on Tuesday. The Huskies, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, also played on Tuesday, defeating Manzano 51-44.

Last meeting: 2008, Hope Christian defeated the Wildcats 84-74.

Hope Christian players to watch: Austen Drake, 6-5, Jr., C; Tommy Riley, 6-1, Sr., G.

Notable: The Huskies, upset by St. Michael's in last season's Class 3A championship, have played an Albuquerque-heavy schedule and have gone 6-7 against Class 5A teams.

"They're not undersized, but they're not huge," Clovis coach Matt King said. "They're disciplined, they shoot well and the kids just play hard. Hope kids always play hard."

— Compiled by Kevin Wilson

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