Late 3-pointer sinks Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern forward Tyler Jefferson, left, and Angelo State guard Trey Mays fight for the ball on the ground during the first half of their game Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s been a tough year for the Angelo State men’s basketball team, but […]

Zias win on late 3-pointer

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The basketball gods don’t give many breaks to a 5-foot-4 player. So Vanessa O’Neal’s got to make her own. The Zias senior did just that Monday, making small plays throughout and the biggest play at the end — an assist to Cat […]

Museum, festival draws rock ‘n’ roll fans

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Parmenter of Clovis and a guide at the Norman Petty Recording Studio provides information about the control center Thursday afternoon during one of the scheduled tours of the studio during the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several […]

Mustangs get past Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Guard Nolan Richardson IV scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out nine assists Saturay night to lead Midwestern State to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (13-13, 5-7 South) dominated the first half and cruised […]

Hounds fall in final seconds

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — After battling back from an early 22-point deficit, the last eight seconds were a little too long Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds trailed the entire way until the final 3 1/2 minutes, then held a two-point lead in the closing seconds. But Central […]

Northeastern State posts win over Zias

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Lindsey Sams went 6-for-8 from the field and scored 19 points, leading four Northeastern State starters in double figures as the RiverHawks posted a 77-67 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Northeastern State (3-5) built a 20-point lead […]

Hounds drop OT decision to RiverHawks

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Ricky Branham hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and Northeastern State pulled away for a 77-68 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Greyhounds (2-6), losing their fifth game in a row, dug themselves out of a 17-point, first-half hole […]

Texico rides stellar defense to 2A state title

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Texico’s Victoria Richards, center, looks for an opening between Penasco defenders in the Class 2A state championship at The Pit in Albuquerque Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Depth and tenacity earned the Texico Lady Wolverines their first Class 2A state basketball championship since 2002. Fighting from […]

Hounds rally past Tarleton

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter’s 3-pointer with nine seconds left — his only field goal of the night — forced overtime and Eastern New Mexico University’s men never trailed in the extra session in upending Tarleton State 77-74 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash. The […]

Kingsville rallies late to beat ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men took another hit in their bid for a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament berth Saturday night. Texas A&M-Kingsville, which beat the Greyhounds in the closing seconds last week on its home court, rallied from a 15-point deficit to notch a 78-76 South Division win Saturday night […]

Zias notch win over Javelinas

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ENMU’s Rochelle Vance passes the ball to the perimeter in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Slowly but surely, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is creeping toward Lone Star Conference postseason tournament […]

Zias top Kingsville, end losing streak

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — For a change, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was playing from ahead, and there was no way the Zias were going to let this one slip away. Senior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her 10th double-double of the year with 26 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and […]

Midwestern’s late 3-pointer does in Zias

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Zia sophomore Britni Gillespie shoots a layup as Midwestern State forward Angie Faurot goes for the block in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior post Katherine Maples scored 27 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and senior […]

Lady Rams endure dry spell for win

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Portales sophomore Bethany Self shoots over Roswell’s Keri Pirtle in the third quarter of Friday’s game. Self had 10 points in Portales’ 50-34 win. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers They were the type of numbers that Roswell should have been happy with heading into the second half. The visiting Lady Coyotes […]

Hounds start slow, fall at Abilene Christian

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Bronchos keep Hounds reeling

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma’s Aundrae Grayson hit a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession Saturday and the Bronchos never looked back in an 88-69 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Anthony Brown finished with 21 points and eight rebounds for Central Oklahoma, which improved to 5-0 at […]

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 […]

Effecient Redmen down Hounds

CNJ staff CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State overcame an early deficit with a 12-0 run to end the first half en route to a 65-54 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s Lone Star Conference crossover game Thursday at Dobbins Field House. Bret Rubin scored 16 points off the bench for […]

Alamogordo pulls away from Wildcats

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis blocks out Alamogordo’s Will Bynum during a 1-and-1 free throw situation in Tuesday’s game at Alamogordo. (Alamogordo Daily News: Ellis Neel) By Gidal Kaiser: Alamogordo Daily News ALAMOGORDO — Clovis just wasn’t able to match Alamogordo’s final run. The host Tigers used a quick 6-0 run as the catalyst for a game-ending […]

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, […]