Lady Coyotes dominate early, cruise past San Jon in EPAC

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By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Pressure defense overwhelmed the San Jon girls early in Tuesday’s EPAC Tournament opener. Dora harassed San Jon into 11 first-quarter floor errors and the Lady Coyotes cruised to a 69-43 victory. Senior Kassandra Clark was the beneficiary of the early opportunities, scoring 14 of her game-high 25 points in the […]

Texico knows target is on its back in EPAC

By Dave Wagner On paper, the Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Vixens slated as EPAC favorite again

By John Eisel Unbeaten Fort Sumner appears to the favorite going into the 29th annual EPAC girls basketball tournament. The Vixens (9-0) have the best record and one of the No. 1 seeds in the tourney, which brings together 10 area 1A schools for the double-elimination tournament today through Saturday at Texico High School. “Fort […]

Things looking up for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to the Aggies […]

Hounds compete, but fall to Aggies

By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played well most of the way, but Division I New Mexico State sank 8-of-13 second-half 3-pointers and got huge lifts off the bench from senior guards Duane John and Bryant Funston to pull away for an 86-76 win Thursday night at […]

Rams thump defending 3A champs

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Chris Adkins scored 11 points Wednesday to help the Portales High Rams claim fifth place in the 51st Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University with a 52-37 win over defending Class 3A state champion Bernalillo. PHS (6-5) took early control of the game, bolting to […]

Hounds look to build on strong outing

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can only hope the Christmas break didn’t come at a bad time. The Greyhounds (4-6), who haven’t played since thrashing a decent St. Mary’s squad 79-41 on Dec. 19 at Las Vegas, Nev., return to game action with a 7 p.m. contest today against […]

Lady Tigers win Roswell tourney

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Elida girls basketball team had a tougher time with Roswell Goddard’s “C” team on Monday than with the Lady Rockets’ junior varsity squad on Wednesday. Senior Adrienne Coe scored 22 points to lift the Lady Tigers to a 51-6 thrashing of the Goddard JV in the championship game of the […]

PHS girls down La Cueva for third place in tourney

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — After getting thrashed by Rio Rancho on Tuesday in the semifinals of Clovis’ Plateau Holiday Classic, the Portales Lady Rams quickly put that game in their rear-view mirror. Leading for all but about three minutes over the final three quarters, Portales used a solid team effort to dispatch La Cueva […]

Rams roll to victory over Taos

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Seniors Chris Carter and Bo Gabriel combined for nearly half the points and the Portales Rams made short work of Taos on Tuesday, rolling over the Tigers 48-30 in the consolation semifinals of the 51st Stu Clark Classic at New Mexico Highlands University. Carter scored 12 points and Gabriel […]