ENMU grabs first LSC win


By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Kevin Saiz hit some big 3-pointers Saturday afternoon, but it was the plays nobody noticed that gave Eastern New Mexico University a win nearly everybody noticed. Javaan Mumtaz scored 23 points to lead all scorers, and Saiz had nine points and a big pair of second-half treys that helped […]

Rams winning ways continue

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Portales center Jeremie Karngbaye goes for a layup in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Bosque. Karngbaye finished with 15 points to lead the Rams to a 54-24 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com For the first time in 2016 the Portales Rams have a three-game winning streak following their 54-24 victory over the Bosque Bobcats on Saturday afternoon at the Ram Athletic Center. Less than 24 hours after defeating Texico, Portales (10-8) returned to the RAC and was in control of the […]

ENMU women post victory over Commerce

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s women had been in this position before. This time, the Greyhounds were able to finish. Junior post Kassandra Harris led four players in double figures with 20 points and ENMU used a 47-point second half to turn back Texas A&M-Commerce 73-65 in Lone Star Conference […]

Rams edge Wolverines

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming into Friday’s game against Texico, Portales coach Rickie McBroom mentioned how close these two teams always play each other. Once again, the scoring margin was in the single digits as the Portales Rams had to fight back in the fourth quarter to beat the Texico Wolverines 69-62. It […]

Portales girls topple Texico

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Portales’ Tyrese Dawson takes a contested jump shot in the first half of Friday night’s game against Texico. Dawson finished with three points and the Rams beat the Wolverines 69-62.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Basketball is a game of momentum. The Portales Lady Rams were able to utilize theirs in the second half for a relatively easy 49-32 victory over Texico Friday night. Leading 21-20 after halftime, Portales (13-3) went on an 18-0 run to put the game out of question in the […]

CHS holds on to beat Lovington

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Clovis High sophomore guard Teya Morris pulls up for a first-half jump shot during Friday’s girls matchup against Lovington at The Rock. Morris scored a career-best 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to help the Lady Wildcats register a 48-35 victory and improve to 7-10 for the season.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com What started out like it might be a runaway for the Clovis Lady Wildcats on Friday night turned into a struggle. But after riding two 3-pointers from sophomore guard Teya Morris and one from sophomore guard Sydni Hill to a 13-1 lead late in the opening quarter, the Lady […]

Clovis boys snap skid

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Clovis junior Micah Gray drives the baseline against Lovington defender Gary Ornelas in the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Gray scored three points in Clovis’ 58-52 win.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Tucker Dobbs is making up for some lost time. He found a way to pick up six fouls, when you foul out at five. But more importantly, he found a way to shoot just 3-of-8 and still be the biggest reason Clovis ends its pre-district schedule with a 58-52 […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 22

BOYS Fort Sumner 52, Cloudcroft 42 Cloudcroft (7-11) — Zach Comino 13, Tyson Hughes 2, Rodrigo Rodarte 5, Lathan Green 14, Alix Miller 6, Joy Montoya 2. Totals 17 6-9 42. Fort Sumner (9-8) — Brant West 7, Kyle Idtensohn 5, Raymond Drake 3, Jude Segura 10, Noah Maxwell 7, Hunter Sparks 9, Kreston Butterfield […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 23

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE AT ENMU Men • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Commerce 12-5 (2-3 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 4-13 (0-5) • Last season: The Lions won both meetings, 91-67 at Commerce and 86-80 at Portales. • Last time out: Both teams played on Wednesday. Commerce lost at home to West […]

Rams host Texico in tuneups

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Portales’ Marcos Guzman handles the ball during Thursday’s practice. The Rams face the Texico Wolverines at 7:30 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com With just three more non-district games for both the Portales boys and girls basketball teams, this is the crucial part of the season to work out any of the kinks that might be plaguing the Rams and Lady Rams. Today, both PHS squads will host reigning EPAC boys and […]

Tarleton sweeps Hounds

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior guard Charles Hill scored 22 points, leading five Tarleton State players in double figures as the Texans turned back Eastern New Mexico University 89-71 in Lone Star Conference men’s basketball on Wednesday night. Senior guard Michael Hardge added 15 points, senior forward E.J. Reed chipped in 14 and reserves […]

Rams top Clovis

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Portales senior Bailey Rowley looks to make a pass in the second quarter while Clovis sophomore Sydni Hill defends at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

STAFF REPORT CLOVIS — Both coaches were in agreement on the difference in Tuesday’s Portales-Clovis girls basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym — rebounding and free throws. Senior forward Kambrey Blakey scored a season-best 30 points and added 15 rebounds as the Lady Rams built a 14-point lead through three quarters and went on to […]

Broncos sweep Clovis Christian

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Izzy Enriquez takes the ball in the first half of Floyd’s game against Clovis Christian. Enriquez scored three points and the Lady Broncos cruised to a 66-32 win Tuesday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com CLOVIS — It was a good day to be a Floyd Bronco as the boys and girls teams swept their District 4-1A opponent Clovis Christian, outscoring the Eagles by a combined 116-47 Tuesday night. The Lady Broncos (6-9, 2-0) started things off well, building up a 20-7 lead to […]

LSC track meet moved

Staff report The Lone Star Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships have found a new home. The championships are scheduled for Feb. 20-21 at the Adams State Indoor Bubble and Field House in Alamosa, Colorado. The meet was originally set for the Texas Tech Athletic Training Center, but all events have been canceled since the […]

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 […]