Hounds, Zias start hoops practice Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off preseason practice today, each going two sessions at Greyhound Arena. The women have workouts scheduled at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the men will go at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ENMU is planning a form of “Midnight Madness” for next week, after […]

Friday morning briefing: Hoops, spring break and gunslingers

Good morning and welcome to must reading…it’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Monday morning briefing: Science time, and a hoops question

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Submitted by Susan Caton Wright Oran Caton, holding the ball in the front row, was a member of Forrest’s 1933 state basketball championship team. By Ben Moffett: Special to the CNJ Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton […]

Press release: Greyhounds to play UTEP in exhibition hoops game

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has announced that that the Greyhounds will play 2009-10 NCAA Tournament participant The University of Texas-El Paso, in an exhibition game on Saturday, October 30th, at the Don Haskins Center. The game is scheduled for a tip-off time of 7:05 p.m. MST. The […]

Zias drop hoops opener

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt takes a jumper as New Mexico Highlands defender Ashley Logan tries to close her out defensively in the second half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had 14 points, but the Cowgirls defeated the Zias 89-85. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With […]

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

CNJ Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring (12.8 […]

Hounds, Zias lose hoops openers

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — Junior guard Roman Andrade scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-74 in the men’s basketball opener for both teams. Freshman forward Mindaugas Markevicus of Lithuania added 20 points and junior post Chris Hobbs […]

All not adept at shooting hoops

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were in the feed store picking up some wheat straw for this year’s garden. We couldn’t miss the lively, energetic conversation between a customer and one of the feed store dudes about the recent college basketball playoffs.

Ex-CHS standout in WNIT

Former Clovis High standout Aimee Hilburn scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds to help Texas State beat Prairie View A&M 84-83 on Thursday in a first-round game of the Women’s NIT.