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, […]