ENMU men’s women’s basketball capsule — Jan. 20

ENMU AT TARLETON STATE Men • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas • Records: ENMU 4-12 (0-4 Lone Star Conference), Tarleton State 13-3 (3-1) • Last season: The Texans beat the Hounds three times, including 80-50 in the opening round of the LSC tournament. In regular-season play, Tarleton won 89-64 at Portales and […]

Prep basketball capsule — Jan. 19

Portales (11-3) at Clovis (6-9) On the air: Clovis, KCLV 99.1 FM and online at kclvsports.com. Portales, KSEL 105-9 FM. Last time out: Portales has a six-game winning streak snapped with a 46-40 loss to Amarillo. Clovis is coming off a 42-39 loss Friday at Cleveland High School. Last meeting: 2015, Clovis 57-42. Common opponents: […]

Rams leave Santa Fe with win

STAFF REPORT SANTA FE — The Portales Rams were finally able to right the ship on the final day of the St. Michael’s Shoot Out as they defeated Silver 59-54 on Saturday afternoon. Jeremie Karngbaye (16), Bronte Staugaard (14), Tyrese Dawson (11) and Darion Ontiveros (10) all scored in double figures for the Rams (8-8), […]

Angelo stuns Hounds with late rally

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Greyhounds senior guard John Gilliam draws contact from Angelo State junior Quay King during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Gilliam, in his second game back after missing seven games with a knee injury, scored 13 points in the Greyhounds’ 70-68 loss.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Greyhounds are still looking for their first Lone Star Conference win of the season as Angelo State used an unlikely last-minute comeback to steal a 70-68 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (4-12, 0-4 LSC) lead 67-59 with a minute […]

Rambelles pull away late for win

ENMU junior post Kassandra Harris spins toward the basket against Angelo State’s Jasmine Prophet during the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. Harris had 12 points in the contest, but the Rambelles pulled away down the stretch for a 79-61 victory over the Greyhounds.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Just when it looked like an upset might be in the cards, Eastern New Mexico University’s women found an imaginary lid on their basket Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run to take a 38-33 lead over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena, then proceeded […]

PHS grad Boone takes over Angelo State program

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Back in 2001, Cinco Boone helped lead the Portales Rams to their most recent state basketball championship. Boone is now the leader of a different Rams team. He will lead Angelo State’s Rams into Greyhound Arena for a 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference men’s game today, his first trip […]

Rams drop Shoot Out game to St. Michael’s

STAFF REPORT SANTA FE — Two games into the St. Michael’s Shoot Out and the Portales Rams are still looking for their first win. On Friday night, PHS dropped a 68-55 decision to the host Horsemen. St. Michael’s (5-8) built a 35-20 lead after the first two quarters, fueled primarily by its 3-point shooting. “They […]

Cleveland makes quick work of Wildcats

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Clovis guard Luke Bussen defends Cleveland’s Marcus Hill in the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Bussen had nine points in Clovis’ 76-45 loss.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com If the 16-0 Cleveland run to start the game wasn’t enough indication the Clovis Wildcats might be a little overmatched, the indisputable evidence came later in the first quarter when the Storm’s bench players hit NBA 3s and scored on backdoor lobs. The Storm, playing in their first game […]

Lady Cats fall short at Cleveland

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s girls came up short in a close one with Cleveland on Friday night, losing to the Storm 42-39. Sophomore guard Teya Morris put up a desperation three at the end of regulation that bounced off the rim. Senior post Jade Hill led Cleveland (9-7) with 12 points and […]

Elida defends home court


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ELIDA — It certainly wasn’t the way Elida coach Jaden Isler wanted to end the game, but he’ll gladly take the victory as the Elida Lady Tigers stayed perfect at home, preventing Logan from scoring a last-second shot for a 35-34 win on Thursday night. After a slow first […]

Cardinals edge Rams in St. Michael’s Shoot Out

STAFF REPORT SANTA FE — The Portales Rams had chances to win their opening game of the St. Michael’s Shoot Out on Thursday night, but weren’t able to finish as Robertson narrowly defeated Portales 60-56. Junior Jeremie Karngbaye (29) and senior Bronte Staugaard (12) scored in double figures for the Rams, but they weren’t the […]

Javelinas hold off ENMU men

Staff report D.J. Weathers scored 18 to lead three Javelinas in double figures, and Texas A&M-Kingsville never trailed to claim its first victory of the Lone Star Conference season, 74-61 over Eastern New Mexico University. Jamar Goodwin added 14 and Will West 12 for Kingsville (9-5), and three others added at least seven — including Elliot […]

ENMU women beat Javelinas to snap three-game skid

Staff report Junior Kassandra Harris notched a career-high 24 points, and Eastern New Mexico came out strong in the second half to pick up its first Lone Star Conference win of the season, 66-52 over Texas A&M-Kingsville Wednesday night. Mikaehla Connor added 10 and Briana White nine for ENMU (6-8, 1-3), which snapped a three-game […]

Portales girls drop tight game to Sandies

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It was a rough night for the Portales basketball teams as both the boys and the girls lost by single digits. The Lady Rams were defeated at home by the Amarillo Sandies 46-40 and the boys lost their road trip game against the Lovington Wildcats 48-41. Portales coach Wade […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 13

ENMU at Texas A&M-Kingsville Men • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at Kingsville, Texas • Records: ENMU 4-10 (0-2 Lone Star Conference), Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-5 (0-2) • Last season: The Javelinas swept the Greyhounds, winning 75-67 at Portales and 83-52 at Kingsville. • Last time out: ENMU lost at sixth-ranked Midwestern State 90-56 while the […]

Lady Rams face off with Amarillo High

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Portales sophomore Lindsay Blakey goes for a rebound during Monday’s Lady Rams practice at the Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams host the 10th-ranked team in Texas today, the 21-3 Amarillo Lady Sandies.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com While the Portales boys basketball team travels to Lovington tonight to take on the rival Wildcats, the Lady Rams stay home for one final game as they will host the Amarillo High Sandies Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Ram Athletic Center. It’s a battle […]

EPAC boys: Texico holds off Melrose

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Texico guard Braden Fraze goes to the air to disrupt Melrose sophomore Cade Barnard in the first half of Saturday’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference title game at Greyhound Arena.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com If there are any aspiring high school basketball players in the Eastern Plains who want to learn about the importance of free throws, this year’s EPAC boys championship game was the perfect example of how crucial the charity stripe can be as the Texico Wolverines shot 83 percent from […]

EPAC girls: Texico survives another nailbiter

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Texico guard Jaden Stephens tries to split the Tatum defense after getting a steal in the first half of Saturday’s EPAC championship. Stephens scored four points in Texico’s 49-46 win.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The Texico Lady Wolverines expect plenty of adversity during District 4-3A play, and later when they attempt to repeat as Class 3A champions. The Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament gave them plenty of practice. Texico went into survival mode for the second-straight night at Greyhound Arena, eking out a […]

Portales pulls Shoot Out sweep of Clayton

STAFF REPORT Portales’ Jeremie Karngbaye and Clayton’s Jacob Naranjo staged a two-man shootout on Saturday, appropriately enough in the Portales Shoot Out. Karngbaye, the Rams’ 6-foot-5 junior center, had a bit the better of it in the end, scoring a career-best 31 points to go with 12 rebounds as Portales turned back the Yellowjackets 54-47 […]

EPAC NON-TITLE ROUNDUP: Grady boys edge Logan for 3rd

Staff report PORTALES — Senior guard Tucker Northcutt won a scramble for the rebound of his own missed shot and banked it in as time expired on Saturday, giving Grady a 33-31 victory over Logan in the boys third-place game of the EPAC basketball tournament on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt scored 16 of his […]