Zias fall into tie for South cellar

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Kaipresha Price’s layup with 1:23 left Thursday night lifted Texas A&M-Kingsville past Eastern New Mexico University 60-58 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. Freshman guard Jasmine June scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Javelinas (5-17, 1-8 South) snapped a six-game […]

Zias’ upset bid falls just short against WT

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Zias guard Heather Brown puts up a shot attempt against West Texas A&M’s Alicia Saunders in the first half of Monday’s Lone-Star Conference South game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Already playing shorthanded much of this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women learned on Sunday […]

Slow-starting Zias fall at Angelo State

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 13-2 lead in less than five minutes and the Rambelles went on to an 82-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. All five Angelo starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore forward Kandra […]

Central Oklahoma rallies past Zias

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Meghan Craig scored 20 points and Central Oklahoma rallied from a 14-point, first-half deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 84-69 in Lone Star Conference women’s crossover action on Saturday, handing the Zias their sixth consecutive loss. Lindsey Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds and reserve Mallory Marcus scored […]

Zias lose first of two in Alaska

CNJ STAFF ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

St. Edward’s spurts past Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Erika Cook drives the baseline during the second half of Saturday’s game against St. Edward’s at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With her team down 10 points, St. Edward’s women’s coach Jennifer White issued a challenge. Her team responded […]

Zias need solid play from pair of friends

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Whether it’s on the basketball court or in a conversation, Tiana Bryant knows exactly where Heather Brown is, and vice versa. With three players — Rochelle Vance, Elizabeth Richards and Riikka Lehtonen — suffering season-ending ACL injuries within a week of each other — the Brown/Bryant familiarity is […]

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 […]

Lady Bulldogs deal Zias first loss of season

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The fast start came to an abrupt end Thursday night for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias shot only 25 percent, including 5-of-27 from 3-point range, and absorbed a 73-46 shellacking at the hands of Southwestern Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Senior […]

Zias cruise past Western with four players in double figures

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]