ENMU women hold off NNMC

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ENMU’s Kassandra Harris, left, and Sarah Stinnett apply defensive pressure to Northern New Mexico’s Demetria Clichee during the third quarter of Thursday’s women’s game at Greyhound Arena. Harris compiled 16 points and 10 rebounds while Stinnett had nine points, three assists and three steals in the Greyhounds’ 71-60 win.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com A busy start to Lone Star Conference play awaits Eastern New Mexico University’s women next week, with three games in five days beginning on Tuesday. The Greyhounds hope they can carry some momentum into the league slate. They led all the way on Thursday in a 71-60 win over […]

Hounds capture home opener over Pioneers

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ENMU senior forward Lawrence Domington tries to go for a reverse layup during the first half of Thursday’s game against Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds posted an 84-75 victory over the Pioneers, who came into the contest ranked No. 12 in the NAIA.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com It’s been a while since the ENMU men’s basketball team has played at home — last season, in fact. The Greyhounds opened the 2015-16 home slate with an 84-75 New Year’s Eve win over NAIA No. 12 Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Arena, pulling away with a strong second half. […]

Rams fall to Smyer in Littlefield tourament semis

Staff report The Rams started off the Littlefield Tournament on the right foot, but weren’t able to win their second-straight game of the tournament as Portales fell to the Slaton Tigers 46-33 on Wednesday morning. One quick look at the box score and it’s easy to see why Portales (5-3) lost. Only three Rams scored […]

Rams cruise by Estacado in Caprock Classic

Staff report The Portales Rams didn’t necessarily make adjustments after their opening day loss in the Caprock Classic. They just did a better job Wednesday executing what they talked about doing Tuesday. Behind a strong defensive effort and an all-around game from senior Kambrey Blakey, Portales had little trouble dispatching Lubbock Estacado 69-41 at Lubbock […]

ENMU basketball teams finally play at home

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com After 21 combined games away from Greyhound Arena, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s basketball teams finally play their first true home games of the season today. The women, who played a home game against Wayland Baptist earlier this month in Clovis, face Northern New Mexico at […]

Rams cruise past Tulia in tourney

Staff report LITTLEFIELD — The Portales Rams, facing a different opponent than expected, got off on the right foot on Tuesday in Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. The Rams rode a balanced attack led by senior guard Bronte Staugaard’s 13 points to a 69-44 victory over Tulia in a first-round game of the 10-team tournament, which had […]

Ram teams prep for Texas tourneys

STAFF REPORT Presuming the weather permits, Portales High’s basketball teams are gearing up for holiday tournament action on the Texas side of the line this week. The PHS boys (4-2) are slated to face Denver City in a 10 a.m. (MST) first-round game in Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic on Tuesday. The 12-team event is slated to […]

Spartans pull away for win over Hounds

Staff report TAMPA, Fla. — Host Tampa built a 20-point lead in the first half and the Spartans went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University’s men 80-69 on Sunday in the finale of the Tampa Classic. ENMU (3-8) dropped its third game in four days on its trip through Florida. The Greyhounds got as […]

PHS girls cruise past Lady Dons

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Senior Sheraya Cox drives the lane in the first half of Saturday’s game against West Las Vegas. Cox scored five points and the Lady Rams won 61-46.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com In less than 24 hours, the Portales Lady Rams faced off against both teams from Las Vegas. PHS followed up its win over Robertson on Friday with a 61-46 victory over West Las Vegas on Saturday at the Ram Athletic Center. Coming into the game, the Lady Rams (5-1) […]

West Las Vegas snaps Portales win streak

STAFF REPORT LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours beating Class 6A Clovis, the Portales Rams were unable to win their fifth straight game, losing to West Las Vegas 67-50 on Saturday. Bronte Staugaard led Portales with 17 points but he was the lone Rams player in double figures. Meantime, D.J. Bustos (22), Miguel […]

ENMU women handed 84-64 loss by Concordia

Staff report SEATTLE — Senior forward McKenna Daly and sophomore guard Sierra Dean combined for 37 points off the bench and Concordia (Oregon) beat Eastern New Mexico University 84-64 on Saturday in the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Seattle Pacific. The Cavaliers, who moved up to NCAA Division II from the NAIA this season, used […]

Tritons collect 106-87 victory over Hounds

Staff report ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — So far on its swing through the Sunshine State, Eastern New Mexico University’s men have certainly put up enough points to be successful. The problem has been getting stops against some pretty solid opposition. After losing at defending NCAA Division II national champion Florida Southern 100-90 on Thursday, ENMU […]

Portales holds off Clovis, 40-33

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Portales senior Jeremie Karngbaye looks for space against Clovis defender David Griego. Karngbaye had 22 points in the Rams’ 40-33 win.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Just 14 seconds in, Clovis post Cory Knight already found himself with two fouls trying to guard Portales big man Jeremie Karngbaye. Nobody else had much luck for the injury-depleted Wildcats either, as Karngbaye’s 22-point, five-rebound effort paved the way for a 40-33 victory over the Wildcats on Friday […]

Portales cruises by Robertson, 58-28

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Portales junior Sky Marianito goes up for a layup between a pair of Robertson defenders during Friday’s game.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Lady Rams’ first home game of the season couldn’t have gone much better on Friday night as Portales cruised to a 58-28 victory over Las Vegas Robertson at the Ram Athletic Center. To call this a dominating win would be an understatement as Portales (4-1) was in complete […]

Seattle Pacific jumps out early on Greyhounds

Staff report SEATTLE — Jordan McPhee scored 12 points to lead a balanced effort, and Seattle Pacific never trailed in a 76-62 victory Friday night over Eastern New Mexico University in the first round of the Seattle Pacific University Tournament. Molly Grager added 11 points for the Falcons (5-3), who had four in double figures, another […]

Area prep box scores 12/17/15

Boys Dora 71, Lake Arthur 28 Lake Arthur (1-4) — Leonel Velo 11, Brandon Dalton 10, Jordan Lilly 4, Saul De La Cruz 3. Totals 11 4-13 28. Dora (7-2) — Dalton Privett 26, Xavier Gramzow 11, Slade Hamann 9, Sam McConnell 8, Andrew Puebla 6, Dylan Roberts 3, Hayden Skinner 2, Johnny Pena 2, […]

Rams seek first win over Cats in 21 years

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com The Clovis Wildcats and Portales Rams enter their Friday matchup on opposite trajectories. The Rams would like to keep it that way, and grab a rare win in the annual battle. The 7 p.m. tipoff represents a prime chance for Portales (3-1) to grab its first on-court win in […]

Rams down Rattlers


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming into Tuesday’s game against Tucumcari, Portales coach Rickie McBroom reminded his team they needed to limit the scoring output of Rattlers senior shooting guard John Paul Garcia. The Rams did just that en route a 64-43 victory at the Ram Athletic Center. Juniors Freddy Exiga and Darion Ontiveros […]

Rams back in action against Tucumcari

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Portales Rams basketball coach Rickie McBroom instructs his team at the start of Monday’s practice. PHS (2-1) ends a weeklong layoff from game competition when it hosts Tucumcari (2-3) in a 7 p.m. clash today at the Ram Athletic Center.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com After an entire week between games, the Portales Rams head back to the court today for a 7 p.m. tipoff today against Class 3A Tucumcari at the Ram Athletic Center. The Rams (2-1) lost their season opener at Roswell after having less than a week of practice as a […]

Aggies get past Hounds

Staff report LAS CRUCES — Unbeaten through six games, New Mexico State’s women came into Monday night’s home contest against Eastern New Mexico University looking to snap a two-game losing streak. They got it done, but the Greyhounds gave them a pretty good tussle before fading in the final quarter in a 76-61 setback. Six-foot-4 […]