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 […]

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 […]

Monarchs cut Greenwalt

CNJ staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Monarchs on Friday waived centers Cisti Greenwalt of Clovis and Australian Hollie Grima. Greenwalt, Sacramento’s third round draft pick, played in two preseason games with the Monarchs. In a 72-70 loss Thursday to Phoenix in an exhibition, the 6-foot-5 former Texas Tech Lady Raider played 12 minutes, scored […]

Zias end year with rout of Kingsville

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Heather Brown looks for room on the baseline as she is guarded by Texas A&M Kingsville’s Dely’la Hoodye in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It wasn’t pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team went out […]

Zias rebound from blowout loss

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas —Bouncing back from a 47-point loss on Monday at rival West Texas A&M, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team gutted out a 62-57 Lone Star Conference South Division victory Thursday night over Texas Woman’s. Juniors Riikka Lehtonen and Tiana Bryant led a balanced Zias attack, each scoring 12 points. […]

Zias’ comeback try falls short

Freedom Newspapers DURANT, Okla. — Guards Staci Wilson and Lauren Martin combined for 38 points, hitting 11 of 14 from 3-point range, and struggling Southeastern Oklahoma recovered after blowing a 23-point lead early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-71 in overtime Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover matchup. […]

Melrose gets offensive in EPAC win

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Logan’s Renee Sanders (left) and Melrose’s Schuyler Cochran battle for a rebound.(CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — A 15-1 run to start the second half led the Melrose Lady Buffaloes to a 64-43 win over Logan in the first round of the 29th annual EPAC girls tournament Tuesday […]

Pinckney helps West win crown

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis High senior Justin Pinckney scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — including six on the offensive end — to help the West roll past the North 86-59 Saturday night in the boys championship game of the Golden Spread All-Star tournament at the West Texas A&M Event Center. Amarillo […]

Portales girls repeat in 3A

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third in four […]

Portales wins 3rd state title in four years

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Freedom Newspapers: Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third championship […]

Lady Rams look for repeat title in 3A

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Kassandra Richards is determined to make the most of every second she has left in her prep basketball career. Forced to the bench by fouls early in the fourth quarter, the Portales senior had a hard time sitting and watching as Robertson made a determined run. She came out firing […]

Lady Cats clip Eagles

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Clovis freshman Tori Northcutt drives past Eldorado’s Kristen Johnson during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament title game. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Sophomore post Brittany Blackmon was unstoppable Saturday night. Blackmon poured in a season-best 30 points on 13-of-15 field goal shooting as Clovis High’s girls claimed the District 4-5A girls tournament championship […]

ENMU players earn weekly honors from LSC

CNJ STAFF The following Eastern New Mexico University basketball players were recognized Monday for All-Lone South Conference player of the week honors: Men Jamaal Hunnicutt, 6-5 Jr. F, Amarillo Week: Hunnicutt led the Greyhounds to wins over West Texas A&M (89-74) and Midwestern State (79-76), the latter game on the road. He compiled 20 points, […]

Hounds grab LSC South lead

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Jamaal Hunnicutt tries to get his shot off against West Texas A&M defenders Jason Campbell (No. 40) and Carl Lamb in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — With the Lone Star Conference South Division lead on the line, Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Clovis Christian close to gaining NMAA eligibility

By Dave Wagner AFTER THREE YEARS OF trying, Clovis Christian is finally set to become a full-fledged member of the New Mexico Activities Association in 2004-05. Well, almost — the school’s accreditation process was completed in November, but still has to be approved by Veronica Garcia, New Mexico’s secretary of state, before becoming official. Accreditation […]

Zias overhaul Cameron with game-ending 16-2 run

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS LAWTON, Okla. — Laci Lee scored 22 to lead three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures, and the Zias used a game-ending 16-2 run to defeat Cameron 65-63 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Aggie Gym. The Zias (5-7) also got 16 points from Jereena Bosket […]

ENMU weekend basketball capsules

CNJ STAFF Men What/when/where: ENMU (9-3) vs. Cameron (5-7), 7 p.m. (MST) Thursday at Lawton, Okla., and vs. Southwestern Oklahoma (9-3), 3 p.m. Saturday at Weatherford, Okla., in Lone Star Conference crossover games. Radio: none. Notes: The Greyhounds have a seven-game winning streak after Monday’s 50-41 win over East Central at Greyhound Arena. It was […]

Anxious Wolverines crush Dora

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Texico’s Logan Brown attempts a shot after colliding into Dora’s Travis Belcher during the first half of Wednesday’s EPAC game against Dora in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler TEXICO — While Tuesday’s first day of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament may have been exciting for the tournament hosts, given that it […]

Cats extend winning streak

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Clovis Dominique Easterlin scored 21 points and added 14 rebounds against Frenship. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Don’t tell the Frenship Tigers, but the Clovis High boys basketball team may be going through some midseason doldrums. On a night where there didn’t seem to be much energy in the building, it took […]

Fab 5

CNJ staff Top area performances in the past week: o Eastern junior Laci Lee finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Friday’s 59-57 win over Grand Canyon University. o Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin had 20 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s season-opening 80-29 win over Hereford. o Farwell senior Kyra Christian scored 16 points, […]