Cats rebound with rout

CNJ staff SANTA FE — The Clovis High Wildcats rebounded from their first loss of the season with a vengeance. The Cats roared to a 22-0 lead after one quarter and had no trouble dispatching Los Lunas 63-24 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational basketball tournament. La Cueva beat Clovis […]

Spilt decision — Texico boys win title; Lady Wolverines

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls (left) and Happy junior Lana Moudy battle for a loose ball during Saturday’s championship game in the Farwell Invitational . CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Texico’s strategy of pressuring depth-thin Happy into an uptempo game worked in three of the four quarters. In the second stanza, though, the […]

Friday area prep basketball scores

CNJ STAFF All Times MST Boys Fort Sumner 49, Grady 42 Capital City Invitational At Santa Fe Consolation semifinals Taos 57, Pojoaque 51 Pueblo South 69, St. Michael’s 33 Championship semifinals Santa Fe 76, Los Lunas 56 La Cueva 59, Clovis 47 Saturday’s games 7th place — Pojoaque vs. St. Michael’s, 1:30 p.m. 5th place […]

Thursday area prep summaries

CNJ STAFF Prep summaries Thursday Boys Capital City Invitational First round Clovis 60, St. Michael’s 33 Clovis (7-0) — Bud Willis 9 0-0 18, Tizrick Phillips 0 0-0 0, Zac Watters 3 2-2 8, Jacob Jones 0 0-0 0, Elliott Hita 0 0-1 0, John Props 1 0-0 3, Justin Pinckney 7 0-0 15, Dominique […]

ENMU basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Men Eastern New Mexico (4-3) vs. Incarnate Word (6-1) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) Saturday Where: O’Connor High School, San Antonio Radio: none Notes: Saturday’s game will be played off-campus because of midyear graduation ceremonies scheduled for UIW’s McDermott Center. … The teams met on Nov. 18 in Portales, with ENMU posting a 76-62 […]

Texico stumbles into semifinals

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Texico senior Bryce Bailey goes up for a shot from the lane during Thursday’s game against Whiteface in the Farwell Invitational. Photo by Rick White By Rick White FARWELL — After a slow start, Texico scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and … oops, wrong sport. After a slow start, Texico solved Whiteface’s zone […]

Elida eclipses Lady Blue in OT

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Farwell seniors Tara Schilling (23) and Hailey Grimes (15) try to grab an offensive rebound during the first half of Thursday’s game against Elida in the Farwell Invitational Tournament. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Elida struggled in the first half, but coach Dan Howard was confident the real Lady Tigers hadn’t […]

Routine win puts Cats into semifinals

CNJ STAFF SANTA FE — Maybe it’s high expectations that left Clovis coach J.D. Isler disappointed after a 27-point win. Or maybe it’s just part of being a coach, he said. “I was hoping we’d play a little sharper,” Isler said after a 60-33 win over St. Michael’s on Thursday in the first round of […]

Clovis girls survive opener

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — The city of Clovis isn’t dramatically different in elevation than Rio Rancho. But altitude seemed to be a major factor on Thursday. Clovis (6-0) stayed undefeated, but only after fending off a late Los Alamos challenge en route to a 42-38 win in the first round of the Mel […]

Cats, Lady Cats hit tourney trail

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Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin is the team’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth.. By Rick White After cutting its teeth on Texas teams, the unbeaten Clovis Wildcats boys basketball team will get its first taste of New Mexico competition in the Capitol City Classic in Santa Fe. The eight-team Santa Fe […]