Eastern splits against Javelinas

DEREK MAJOR: Staff photo

Greyhounds guard John Gilliam drives against a Texas A&M-Kingsville forward Wednesday in the first of the a game at Grayhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Jordyn Cooper came into Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville shooting less than 30 percent for the season. The junior guard from Texico went off against the winless Javelinas, hitting 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-9 from the field overall for a season-high 18 points  […]

Prep Summaries

Tuesday Boys Lovington 51, Portales 37 Lovington (7-7) — Stephen Lennox 4 6-8 14, Luis Castillo 6 0-0 12, Kenny Oliver 5 1-2 11, Jonnus Rueda 2 2-2 7, Sebastian Sanchez 2 0-0 4, Jordan Garcia 1 0-0 3. Totals 20 9-12 51. Portales (4-8) — Bronte Staugaard 3 4-8 10, Jeremie Karngbaye 3 0-0 […]

Rams teams fall Tuesday

Staff report AMARILLO — The Portales Lady Rams played Texas Class 6A Amarillo High even most of the way in Tuesday’s game — after the Lady Sandies started the game on a 10-0 run. That margin held up in the end as Amarillo High walked away with a 49-39 victory. PHS coach Wade Fraze was […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 14

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-9 (0-2 LSC), ENMU 7-8 (0-2) • Last year: ENMU swept the Javelinas, winning 82-78 at Kingsville and 68-62 in overtime at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Javelinas lost at […]

Midwestern State sweeps ENMU

Staff report Suffice it to say, it was not a good day for Eastern New Mexico University basketball. The Greyhounds and Zias absorbed one-sided Lone Star Conference losses to Midwestern State on Sunday at Greyhound Arena, the Hounds losing 77-42 and the Zias dropping a 72-46 decision to the MSU, which leads both league races […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 12

BOYS Lovington at Portales • When: 7 p.m. today • Records: Lovington 6-7, Portales 4-7 • Last year: The Wildcats defeated PHS last March 58-50. • Last game: The Rams defeated Robertson 58-50 on Saturday in the Portales Shoot Out, giving them their first two-game winning streak of the season. Lovington won at Clovis on […]

Elida Tigers take down Dora Coyotes

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Elida and Dora both came into Saturday with a .500 record in the EPAC tournament, but Elida made the push ahead, holding the Coyotes to just three second-quarter points en route to a 57-35 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Tigers (7-4) took control with defense, and held Dora without […]

EPAC Brackets

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Portales sweeps shootout

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Portales Ram senior McKenzie Bucksath goes up for the shot over Robertson defenders Saturday night during the Portales Shootout at Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams won both of their games in the shootout beating Clayton and Robertson.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams won a close game and the Lady Rams again blew away their opponent to give the squads a perfect 4-0 record in the Portales Shoot Out. “It’s good to get these wins and see our boys do well,” senior guard Brooke Lopez said. “To seem them […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 11

MEN Midwestern State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Midwestern State 13-3 (2-0 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 7-7 (0-1) • Last year: The Mustangs swept the Greyhounds, winning 66-41 at Wichita Falls, Texas, but needing overtime to pull out an 81-79 victory at […]

Cats drop another close one

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com A pair of teams called “Wildcats” collided on Friday night at The Rock, both in serious need of a win. Unfortunately, for Clovis High and first-year coach Scott Robinson, the wrong ones prevailed. Led by 6-foot-8 senior center Stephen Lennox, Lovington pulled away in the final period to post a 54-49 […]

Friday area prep roundup — Jan. 9

EPAC (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) […]

EPAC basketball tournament — Jan. 8

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

EPAC summaries

EPAC tournament At Melrose High school Girls Elida 59, Floyd 23 Elida (6-4) — Lacy Ferguson 2 0-3 4, Bonnie Bennett 4 0-2 8, Marily Varela 3 0-0 17, Madison Haley 2 0-0 4, Kenzee Criswell 2 2-2 7, Taylor Epps 1 1-4 3, Kynzi Creighton 2 1-3 5, Brianna Bargas 2 0-0 4, Lauren […]

Dora, Elida girls get EPAC wins

TONY BULLOCKS: Staff photo

Floyd sophomore Edgardo Chavez battles Clovis C team sophomores Eric Lewis, left, and Deondre Dawson trying to get his shot off during the first half of Thursday’s EPAC boys consolation bracket game at Melrose. The Broncos turned back the Wildcats 50-46.

Staff report MELROSE — Elida Lady Tigers coach J.D. Isler didn’t want his team to think too long about its loss to Logan in the first round of the EPAC tournament. Luckily for the Lady Tigers, they had they had another game two days later in the consolation bracket and took down the Floyd Lady […]

EPAC brackets

 (Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Cameron sweeps Eastern hoops

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Desmond Henry scored 20 to lead five in double figures, and Cameron never trailed in a 98-71 win over Eastern New Mexico in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The win completed a Wednesday night sweep for the Aggie squads. In the preceding women’s game, Cameron defeated the Zias […]

EPAC, shootout headline weekend

Derek Major 
News and Notes

Derek Major  News and Notes This weekend local basketball teams will be busy as Portales Rams will host its annual shootout and Dora, Elida and Floyd will see action at the EPAC tournament. The Portales Shootout is in its 11th year as both Portales teams will try to use it as a boost heading into […]

EPAC summaries

Tuesday At Melrose First round Boys Melrose 83, Floyd 49 Floyd (5-5) — Wyatt Chandler 2, Jase Wallace 10, Josue Gonzales 10, Jose Torres 2, Jonathan Diaz 15, Tanner Essary 6, Seth Chandler 4. Totals 21 7-12 49. Melrose (6-5) — Cade Barnard 25, Wyatt Williams 22, Rowdy Allen 8, Jared Lee 6, Braden Hemminger […]

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: Grady vs. (1) Logan, 6:30 p.m., new gym Game […]