Baskett to play in Las Vegas Bowl today

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]

Lady Rams win tourney, lose Kabrick

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Lady Rams earned a first-place trophy at the Lady Horsemen Invitational in Santa Fe over the weekend. But they may get some unwelcome news for Christmas. The Lady Rams (9-2) won all three games in Santa Fe over the weekend, including a 49-36 win over Hatch Valley in Saturday’s title […]

Rams drop home opener to Moriarty

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By Kevin Wilson The Moriarty Pintos spent most of the first half scoring with Blanks — Kyle, that is — while it felt like the Portales Rams were firing blanks. “It’s like there’s a lid on the basket for us,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said, after the Rams managed only 13 first-half points and spent […]

Dora teams swept by Logan

Freedom Newspapers DORA — It was a story of free throws for both Dora basketball teams on Saturday night. Both Coyote teams were outshot from the charity stripe, and both Coyote teams lost close games. Saturday at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Kirk Burns had 27 to lead three Longhorns in double figures, and Logan outscored Dora […]

A family affair for Richards, Richards

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By Kevin Wilson A family reunion is never far away for Kassandra and Ashleah Richards. It happens with every game and every practice for the Portales girls basketball team. The sisters are hoping to have a few more family reunions, with state championships in basketball and softball as a backdrop. “Our state championship just brought […]

Portales girls win at St. Michael’s tournament

SANTA FE — The Lady Rams took care of business early, beating Los Alamos 53-36 in the first round of the Lady Horsemen Invitational Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s High School. Portales (5-2) maintained a comfortable lead throughout en route to its fourth win in five games. The Lady Rams only had two players in […]

Zias fall in overtime

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By Dave Wagner Facing a long trip home, Colorado State-Pueblo women’s coach Misty Murphy was relieved to earn a win. The Thunderwolves survived a back-and-forth battle with Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night, pulling out a 74-72 overtime win at Greyhound Arena behind 30 points and 11 rebounds from senior post Nadia Fercha. “It’s great […]

Greyhounds win fourth-straight

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and got double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout depth-think Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road — and broke away from a 28-28 […]

Impact forward gives ENMU added scoring

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Dave Wagner PORTALES — Travazz Buckley made a big impact in his Eastern New Mexico debut. After not playing in a college basketball game for about a year, the ENMU junior learned Friday morning that he had gained his academic eligibility in time to make the trip with the Greyhounds for Saturday’s contest against Incarnate […]

Portales boys look to bounce back

Kevin Wilson It’s not the question of the century for the Ram basketball team. Rather, it’s the question of the half-century mark. Since winning its first two games, Portales has suffered a four-game losing streak. Every team that has beaten the Rams this season has scored at least 50, including Robertson in a 50-49 overtime […]

Lady Rams open against Los Alamos

PNT Staff PNT Staff What better way to do forget about losing in a tournament championship game than winning one the next week. Portales (4-2) plays the Los Alamos Lady Hilltoppers at 1 p.m. Thursday in the opening round Lady Horseman Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “They have some good […]

Lee breaks out in Zias’ home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Laci Lee was at her best Tuesday night. The junior guard from Portales poured in 21 of her career-high 27 points in the first half as the Zias, scoring the game’s first 10 points, rolled to a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division pounding of rival West Texas […]

Rams lose fourth straight at Robertson

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Turnovers and fouls played major roles for the Portales Rams in Monday’s 50-49 overtime loss to Robertson, a game Portales coach Mark Gallegos felt his team had no business losing. Jess Price had 13 points, including all six of the Cardinals’ overtime points, and 22 Portales turnovers contributed to […]

Hounds on three-game streak

By Dave Wagner Preseason conditioning can be real drudgery, and Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is known to crack the whip. As far as Greyhounds senior Garland Coleman is concerned, though, all that work was worth it Saturday night when ENMU went four overtimes to eke out a 91-89 win over […]

ENMU/Incarnate Word men’s box score

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Late Saturday ENMU 91, Incarnate Word 89 Eastern New Mexico (5-3) — Jamaal Hunnicutt 1-7 2-4 4, Irshaun Pinckney 4-13 4-9 12, Brent Cooper 2-8 0-0 4, Garland Coleman 7-11 7-11 22, Kennis Green 5-12 4-4 17, David Hamilton 1-2 0-0 2, Paul Forrest 0-1 0-0 0, Jamal Washington 3-9 3-3 9, Travazz […]

Hounds beat Incarnate Word in 4 OTs

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds erased a three-point deficit in the fourth overtime with a 6-0 run and held on to beat Incarnate Word 91-89 on Saturday night. It was believed to be the longest game in terms of overtimes in the history of either school. ENMU (5-3) extended its […]

Lady Rams beaten in Mel Otero title game

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Chances over the past few years are that if the Portales and Rio Rancho girls basketball teams end up in the same tournament and they meet at all, it’ll be in a championship game. The two teams, both nicknamed Rams, have met twice for titles in the St. Michael’s […]

Rams fall to No. 3 Bernalillo

Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — Three was not a good number for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Portales suffered a 65-55 loss to Bernalillo, ranked No. 3 in the Albuquerque Journal 3A Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to a 16-6 third-quarter edge for the host Spartans. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said the Ram defense […]

Floiyd girls win inaugural tournament

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The Floyd Lady Broncos earned a first-place trophy to remember the inaugural Floyd America Tournament, despite a fourth quarter they’d rather forget. The Lady Broncos put together a season-best, three-game winning streak at the Floyd America Tournament, holding off Springer 39-32 in Saturday’s final game at Floyd High School. Jewlie […]

Lady Rams win despite no treys

Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Part of the modus operandi for the Portales girls basketball team is its prowess from 3-point range. Showing another facet of its game, Portales didn’t hit a single trey in Thursday’s opening-round game of the Mel Otero Invitational but won anyway. Weathering the early hot shooting of Del Norte, the […]