PHS girls face road test tonight against Sudan

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a few years since the Portales High girls basketball squad has faced Sudan, one of the premier small-school programs in west Texas. The teams meet in a 6 p.m. (MST) tipoff today at Sudan, but PHS junior Rebekah Gonzales admitted the Lady Rams don’t have much information about their opponent. […]

Hounds still battling injuries

By Dave Wagner Chad Donnell may be about to go from role player to key member of the rotation for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. ENMU (6-7), the two-time Lone Star Conference South Division champion, plays its final LSC crossover games at Southeastern Oklahoma tonight and at East Central on Saturday before […]

Clovis fights off solid effort by Rams to post 57-47 win

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams accomplished one of their missions Tuesday night — get 6-foot-8 Clovis senior center Tigg Bunton out of the game. But the Wildcats made do without their star player, fighting off a scrappy Rams effort for a 57-47 win at the PHS gym. Senior forward Dominique Easterlin scored 13 points […]

Rams get set to test powerful Clovis

By Dave Wagner The Portales boys basketball team has been steadily improving, but the Rams know they have their work cut out tonight. Portales puts a four-game winning streak on the line against the Clovis Wildcats, one of the top teams in Class 5A, in a 7:30 p.m. tipoff at the PHS gym. Clovis (13-1), […]

Lady Coyotes cruise to victory at San Jon

PNT Staff SAN JON — Seniors Kassandra Clark and Jena Bilberry combined for 45 points Monday night as Dora rolled past San Jon 65-44 in girls basketball. Clark scored 24 points and Bilberry added 21 as the Lady Coyotes bolted to a 24-5 first-quarter lead and cruised. Brittany Slutz scored 10 points for San Jon […]

Zias’ rally comes up short against Lady Buffs in LSC South opener

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M came out with a rush Monday night. The Lady Buffaloes used aggressive pressure defense to dominate the first 10 minutes and held on late for a 61-58 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena. Seniors […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner Kirtland Central girls coach Mike Christie says that when junior guard Devin Diehl isn’t making shots, the Lady Broncos often struggle. Diehl was certainly on her game Friday night in the Ram Shoot Out at the Portales High School gym, pouring in seven of Kirtland’s 11 3-pointers en route to a career-best […]

Zias’ second-half woes send NSU to narrow victory

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By Dave Wagner No matter how low-scoring the game, it’s hard to overcome 11 minutes without any points in college basketball. Eastern New Mexico University’s women started well on Saturday, but managed only six points in the first 17 minutes of the second half in dropping a 46-43 Lone Star crossover decision to Northeastern State […]

Rams waltz past two foes in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High Rams might have buried Bernalillo early Friday night, but they struggled to get shots down. Their problems, though, paled with what the Spartans were going through. Portales held Bernalillo to just four field goals in the first 23 1/2 minutes and cruised to a 55-37 win over the defending […]

Howard plays in all-star tilt

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeff Howard was credited with two tackle assists Friday night in the West All-Stars’ 18-15 loss to the East in the sixth annual Cactus Bowl NCAA Division II all-star football game, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Howard started at an inside linebacker position for the West squad. […]