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 […]