Zias pick up five signees

CNJ staff PORTALES — Samantha Matta, a 5-foot-7 guard from Roswell High, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University for next season. Matta averaged 16.8 points and around three steals and three assists last season for the Lady Coyotes, who went 15-14 and lost in the quarterfinals […]

Zias seek healthier year after 2005-06 struggles

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First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach talks to his players during a break in practice at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A quick glance at the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster reveals that the Zias have six seniors returning, including four starters, so […]

ENMU basketball teams start practice Sunday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach […]

June 25, 2006 Sports Briefs

Zias sign El Paso center Eastern New Mexico University has signed center Kristal Hill of Hanks High School in El Paso Texas, Zia basketball coach Linden Weese announced. “Kristal brings a good power game to our program,” Weese said. “She should be a strong rebounder and scorer for us.” Hill was an all-district selection three […]

Zias’ coach taking measured approach to job

CNJ staff PORTALES — Linden Weese is going slowly in his new job as Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. The longtime assistant to Marsha Sharp at Texas Tech admits he’s still trying to sort things out a bit at the Division II and Lone Star Conference level. “I think we’ve had a good […]

New Zias coach still in evaluation process

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers As new Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tries to put a team together, he figures it’s better to take his time than to make snap decisions. Weese, who spent more than 20 years as an assistant to Texas Tech women’s coach Marsha Sharp, is busy looking […]

Eastern hires former Texas Tech assistant

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Linden Weese takes over Zias’ hoop program that was ravaged by injuries last season. (Courtesy photo: John Vestal) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Marsha Sharp’s assistant and recruiting coordinator for 23 seasons at Texas Tech, Linden Weese helped the Lady Raiders win plenty of games. Eastern New Mexico University is hoping Weese […]