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 [...]

Bronchos turn back Zias late

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By Dave Wagner Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the key with 14 seconds left Thursday night, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Allen had missed her only previous 3-point attempt in the game and was [...]

Rams cruise past Robertson

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team traveled on Easy Street Monday night for the first time this season. Taking control of the game with a 12-0 run over the final 2 1/2 minutes of the first quarter, the Rams routed Las Vegas Robertson 63-36 at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Carter was [...]

Rams hope to bounce back Monday against Robertson

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By Dave Wagner With a few practices under their belts after a busy start to the season, Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos is hoping the Rams are ready to hit a consistent stride. Portales, which has been off since Tuesday after opening the season with five games in eight days, entertains Las Vegas Robertson [...]

Zias get past St. Ed’s, win third in row

PNT Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Senior post Loren Scarlett delivered a season-best 16 points off the bench, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team edged St. Edward’s 64-60 on Thursday night. Junior forward Tia Doss added 13 points and senior post Tiana Bryant 12 for the Zias (5-3), [...]

Zias wipe out halftime deficit, knock off Skyhawks in opener

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By Dave Wagner Mika Robertson committed a cardinal sin — fouling a 3-point shooter — and with time running out in the half, no less. Fort Lewis’ Nicole Quast sank all three free throws, giving the visiting Skyhawks a 13-point lead over Eastern New Mexico University at the intermission. Not to worry, though, Robertson said. [...]

UTEP relies on depth to get past Zias

PNT Staff EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso relied on 46 points from its bench to defeat Eastern New Mexico University 91-72 on Sunday in a women’s exhibition basketball matchup. The Miners led 37-32 late in the first half, but went on an 8-3 run to begin the second half for a 13-point advantage and [...]

Lady Rams back in state title game

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By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Kassandra Richards is determined to make the most of every second she has left in her prep basketball career. Forced to the bench by fouls early in the fourth quarter, the Portales senior had a hard time sitting and watching as Robertson made a determined run. She came out firing [...]

Portales aims to finish with title

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By Kevin Wilson Portales girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez hopes and believes that her team will win its second-straight Class 3A title this week. In other news, the sun is very hot. “We’ve been ranked No. 1 all year, which we should have been,” Gomez said after Tuesday’s practice, before the team left for Albuquerque. [...]

PHS tennis teams split Saturday matches

Freedom Newspapers Both Portales teams split a pair of home matches Saturday, moving them to 3-2 on the season. The Ram boys defeated Amarillo Caprock 7-2 in their opener, but dropped a 9-0 decision in the second match against defending Class 1A-3A champion Las Vegas Robertson. The Portales girls, meanwhile, defeated Robertson 8-1 and lost [...]