Hounds beat Abilene Christian, improve postseason hopes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — They still have work to do, but Eastern New Mexico University’s men took a big step on Wednesday in their bid to reach the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior forward Donald Young scored a career-best 21 points off the bench on 8-of-10 shooting, leading five Greyhounds […]

Hounds outshoot Cameron

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Kevin Davis drives to the basket against Cameron University guard Melvin Mitchell at Greyhound Arena on Saturday, By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With their next three games on the road, Eastern New Mexico University’s men were hoping for a positive sendoff on Saturday night. The Greyhounds matched Cameron […]

Bulldogs turn back Hounds

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Southwestern Oklahoma defenders surround Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette on a first-half shot attempt in Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette matched Southwestern Oklahoma’s Nate Perry in points and rebounds, but not in turnovers. On a […]

Monette sparks Hounds to win over Tabor

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior forward Mikal Monette compiled his second consecutive double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds as Eastern New Mexico University’s men rolled past Tabor (Kan.) College 78-56 on Friday in Central Missouri’s Thanksgiving Classic. Monette sparked a 15-1 run that snapped an early 9-9 tie and gave the Greyhounds control […]

Hounds top Cowboys for first victory

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ENMU senior Mikal Monette and New Mexico Highlands freshman David Omogham battle for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Mikal Monette said a win is a win. Monette scored 14 […]

Hounds open with four-team tournament at home

ENMU senior guard Tristan Largent goes up for a layup during the Greyhounds’ final practice Thursday at Greyhound Arena before tonight’s season-opening Harry Miller/ENMU Shootout tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan, not unlike a lot of coaches this time of year, isn’t sure his Eastern […]

Hounds gear up for exhibition with Aggies

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette has overcome a lot to return to basketball this season. After playing two years off the bench at the University of New Mexico, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior post transferred to ENMU and tore his ACL just before the start of the […]

Hounds blow out Tigers

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Mikal Monette spins toward the basket for a shot during Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against East Central. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Whatever had been ailing the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team during a five-game losing streak certainly wasn’t in evidence Thursday night. Clicking […]

Hounds keep Aggies winless

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Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Juan Carson fouls Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette on a drive to the basket during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Greyhounds had little time to prepare for Oklahoma Panhandle State’s zone defense. […]