Clovis survives scare from Sandia

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn regains her dribble during the second half of their District 4-5A final against Sandia Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis held off Sandia 48-45. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Pfewwww. Sandia’s Melissa Hillebrand missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with less than two seconds […]

Undisputed: Unbeaten Lady Cats finish regular season with win over Sandia

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon is fouled as she scores two of her 17 points in the first half of Friday’s game against Sandia at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis defeated Sandia 63-52. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A furious late rally the last time the teams met may have given Sandia some hope. […]

Lady Cats ground Hobbs

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Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon is double-teamed by Hobbs’ Ebony Ross (22) and Ashley Jackson. Blackmon finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. (Staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis was out of step on offense most of the night. But it hardly mattered as the top-ranked Lady Wildcats played […]

Lady Cats cruise at Cibola

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brittany Blackmon and Aimee Hilburn took turns dominating the game and Tori Quintana continued her torrid 3-point shooting as unbeaten Clovis rolled to a 70-45 win over Cibola on Tuesday in a District 4-5A girls basketball game. After squandering a double-digit lead in the second quarter, the Lady Wildcats (23-0, 5-0 […]

Lady Cats clobber Cavegirls

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon tries to make a move to the basket as Carlsbad defenders Kayla Jarnagin, ( No. 20) and Kelly Egan (No. 24) hold on during the second half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis won 67-35. (CNJ staff Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two weeks ago, as […]

Unblemished Clovis shuts down Hobbs

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Clovis’ Melissa Roberts drives past Hobbs’ Samantha Cruz during their game at Ralph Tasker Arena on Tuesday in Hobbs. (Hobbs News Sun: Daniel Howell) CNJ Staff HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats showed why they are undefeated on the season and one of the top teams in New Mexico, shutting down Hobbs on Tuesday night […]

Lady Cats pound Lovington again

CNJ staff LOVINGTON _ The Clovis girls continued their unbeaten ways, past Lovington for the second time this season. Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon scored a game-high 25 points and fellow junior post Aimee Hilburn added 13 points in Clovis’ 64-42 win that was decided before halftime. Clovis coach Miles Watters said Blackmon and Hilburn […]

Lady Cats conquer Canyon

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent CANYON, Texas — Clovis girls basketball coach Miles Watters kept talk of Monday’s game against Canyon, Texas, to a minimum. Watters didn’t want his team dwelling on the fact that Canyon is one of the top programs in the state of Texas and finished the 2003 season as the top-ranked […]

Lady Wildcats crunch Rio Rancho for Plateau title

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Clovis coach Miles Watters prods his team to keep playing hard during Wednesday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent They tried to front the Clovis post players. They tried to play behind them. They tried to lay off the outside shooters. In the end, Rio […]

Prep notes: Fort Sumner survives game of 1A powers

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The top-ranked Fort Sumner Vixens rattled off eight unanswered points in the final three minutes to beat Cimarron 40-37 this weekend in a battle of unbeaten Class 1A teams. Tobea Patterson had a season-high 15 points to lead the Vixens. “Things did not go right and still we beat […]