Weekly LSC basketball roundup — Dec. 2

Standings Men     Conf.    All     W-L    W-L Tarleton State    0-0    5-0 Angelo State    0-0    7-1 Texas A&M-Commerce    0-0    6-2 Eastern New Mexico    0-0    4-3 Midwestern State    0-0    4-3 Cameron    0-0    3-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville    0-0    3-3 West Texas A&M    0-0    3-4 Friday’s games Emporia State 74, Eastern New Mexico 63; Drury 78, Cameron 71; Texas […]

Rams ready to go

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Rams sophomore Jeremy Karngbaye maneuvers around a teammate on his way to the basket Monday afternoon during practice at Ram Athletic Center.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com One day off. That was all the time Matt Martinez had off between football and basketball season. A two-year starter at point guard and dual-threat quarterback on the Rams’ state quarterfinal team, Martinez is used to the short turnaround between seasons. “It’s really fast,” Martinez said. “We came back […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Dec. 2

MEN Texas-Permian Basin at ENMU When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Records: UTPB 4-1, ENMU 4-3 Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: The Falcons beat Sul Ross State 104-82 on Wednesday in their home opener at Odessa, Texas. The Hounds edged Harding 76-73 on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic on a 3-pointer […]

Red-hot LCU downs Zias

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ENMU junior guard Shayla Williams works her way around Lubbock Christian’s Ashton Meeks during Saturday’s women’s matchup at Lubbock. LCU handed the Zias a 101-49 setback.

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clearly, Tarleton State’s Kathy Thomas didn’t do Eastern New Mexico University’s women any favors on Friday night. Thomas went 7-for-7 from 3-point range, a school record, and the TexAnns ended Lubbock Christian’s 18-game home winning streak with a 73-71 overtime win. The Zias (1-5) paid a heavy price on Saturday night. […]

Gilliam’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior guard John Gilliam capped his first double-double of the season with a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men past Harding 76-73 in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. Gilliam’s shot came after junior forward Andraz Kavas tied the game for the ninth time […]

ENMU’s Bailey wraps up college grid career in style

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ENMU senior Seth Bailey scored two defensive touchdowns for the Greyhounds this season, including a 30-yard fumble return in the team’s Nov. 15 win over rival West Texas A&M in the Lone Star Conference’s fifth-place playoff game at Greyhound Stadium. Bailey, from Texico, was chosen the LSC’s linebacker of the year.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — It’s almost time for Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Seth Bailey to move on to the “real” world. Bailey capped his ENMU football career this month by earning the Lone Star Conference’s linebacker of the year award. Still, he’s not quite ready to give up sports. The […]

UTPB notches 67-58 triumph over ENMU

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ENMU junior post Jasmine Johnson scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting on Friday, but the Zias came up short in a 67-58 loss to Texas-Permian Basin in the Lubbock Christian Thanksgiving Classic.

Staff report LUBBOCK — Texas-Permian Basin used a 10-0 run midway through the first half to take control, then hit nine consecutive free throws in the final two minutes on Friday to seal a 67-58 women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lubbock Christian’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Giselle Loya had four 3-pointers […]

Hornets turn back Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The good news on Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is that it posted a season-low in points allowed. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, they also struggled to score, finishing with a season-low total in a 74-63 loss to Emporia State in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. […]

Spight takes roundabout path to ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University running back E’lon Spight races past several West Texas A&M defenders during the Greyhoujnds’ Nov. 1 Lone Star Conference playoff game against the Buffaloes at Blackwater Draw. Spight set ENMU single-season records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns this fall.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University running back E’lon Spight spent the 2014 season running through and around defenders on his way to 1,611 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns, both Greyhounds single season records. His effort helped the Hounds to their second consecutive seven-win season. However, Spight, who grew up in […]

ENMU weekend basketball capsules — Nov. 28-29

All Times MST MEN ENMU (3-2) vs. Emporia State (2-2), vs. Harding (3-1) • When: 1:30 p.m. today (Emporia State), 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Harding) in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic at Canyon, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 (Saturday only) • Last time out: The Greyhounds downed Western New Mexico 94-87 on Saturday at The Pit […]

Prep basketball summaries — Nov. 26

Tuesday Boys Dora 66, Clovis Christian 16 Clovis Christian (0-2) — J.V. Parrales 2, William Ramsey 8, Dev Cockrell 6, Totals 8 0-5 16. Dora (1-0) — Eddie Arzate 6, Jesus Villegas 9, Dylan Roberts 6, Andrew Puebla 4, Sam McConnell 7, Aaron Jasso 9, Dalton Privett 17, Levi Bickham 6, Totals 30 2-3 66. […]

Skyhawks spoil Zia rally

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Zia senior Jasmine Johnson gets the layup for two of her 11 points during Tuesday’s contest at Greyhound Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University clawed its way back from a 10-point second half deficit, but couldn’t complete the comeback as Fort Lewis escaped with a 59-56 win Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. It is the Zias’ third loss by three points or less this season. Junior point guard Sarah […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Nov. 25

Fort Lewis (2-1) at ENMU (1-2) • When: 6 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: none. • Last time out: The Skyhawks posted an 81-47 win over Northern New Mexico on Thursday in their home opener. The Zias broke into the win column on Saturday night at The Pit in Albuquerque, beating Western New […]

Prep football playoff pairings

Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday Rio Rancho 41, Las Cruces 23 La Cueva 28, Onate 14 Mayfield 35,  Clovis 21 Saturday Eldorado  21, Cibola 14 Class 5A Quarterfinals Friday Belen 47, Farmington 29 Saturday Artesia 54, Piedra Vista 7 Centennial 69, Miyamura 20 Goddard 42, Aztec  14 Class 4A Quarterfinals Saturday Hatch Valley 20, LV Robertson […]

Buffs back on top

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Melrose junior Braden Hemminger hauls in an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of Saturday’s 8-man state championship game in Melrose. Hemminger caught another touchdown pass later in the Buffaloes’ 76-37 win over Logan.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes put Logan in a situation the Longhorns hadn’t been in all season on Saturday — playing from behind. Freshman Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and caught one and the Buffs were in control from the start in a 76-37 victory […]

Tucker finds Pit to her liking

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Former Melrose standout Cassidy Doherty led the Zias with four assists.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Suffice it to say, Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Ton Tucker likes playing at The Pit. Tucker, who scored 21 points in a season-opening exhibition against the University of New Mexico on the Lobos’ home court, finished with 25 points and seven rebounds on Saturday night in helping the Zias […]

Zias 19th at D-II South Central meet

Staff report DENVER — Junior Amber Saiz earned all-region status on Saturday with a 19th-place finish in the NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet, hosted by Metro State. Saiz finished the 6K women’s race in 23 minutes, 40 seconds. The top 25 finishers in both men’s and women’s competition earn all-region status. […]

Gilliam leads Greyhounds’ 3-point barrage

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University’s Terrez Scott during# saturday’s game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Lieb scored three points in the Hounds’ 94-87 win.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Junior guard John Gilliam scored a season-best 25 points and led a potent Eastern New Mexico University outing from 3-point range, hitting 5-of-6, as the Greyhounds built a 19-point, second-half lead before holding off Western New Mexico 94-87 on Saturday night at The Pit on the campus of the University of […]

Silver overpowers Rams in 4A playoff tilt

Staff report Portales scored more points than each of Silver’s last five opponents, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Colts beat the Rams 61-14 Saturday afternoon in a Class 4A state quarterfinal game in Silver City. The sixth-seeded Rams got on the board in the first quarter when Bronte Staugaard scored on a 55-yard […]

Cats unable to overcome quick start by Mayfield

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com LAS CRUCES — The Field of Dreams became a first-half nightmare for the Clovis Wildcats, and a second-half comeback wasn’t enough to halt second-seeded Mayfield. The Trojans scored on five of their first six possessions behind a complete game from quarterback Kavika Johnson en route to a 35-21 victory in a […]