Zias run out of gas, fall on senior night

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Senior night didn’t go exactly as Tiana Bryant would have liked. Then again, her entire season has been less than storybook. Bryant, Eastern New Mexico University’s lone senior, was honored before the game for her productive career. However, it was Abilene Christian senior guard Ashley King who […]

Oasis manager awaits new heart

By Sharna Johnson In a state park office on a long stretch of road between Clovis and Portales, Jim Whary spends his day in limbo, like he has everyday for the past few months. Currently undergoing evaluation to be placed on a heart transplant list, Whary, 50, has been diagnosed with a slew of heart […]

Kingsville beats Zias to snap six-game skid

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Kaipresha Price’s layup with 1:23 left Thursday night lifted Texas A&M-Kingsville past Eastern New Mexico University 60-58 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. Freshman guard Jasmine June scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Javelinas (5-17, 1-8 South) snapped […]

Shorthanded Zias fall shot against Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Already playing shorthanded much of this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women learned on Sunday they had lost another player. The Zias entered Monday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash with West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena minus Portales High grad and sophomore guard Erika Cook, who suffered a broken […]

Zias drop second LSC South game

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 13-2 lead in less than five minutes and the Rambelles went on to an 82-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. All five Angelo starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore forward Kandra […]

UCO rallies to beat Zias

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Meghan Craig scored 20 points and Central Oklahoma rallied from a 14-point, first-half deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 84-69 in Lone Star Conference women’s crossover action on Saturday, handing the Zias their sixth consecutive loss. Lindsey Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds and reserve Mallory Marcus scored […]

Hounds go cold in Alaska

Freedom Newspapers ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

Zias drop non-conference game to St. Edward’s

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With her team down 10 points, St. Edward’s women’s coach Jennifer White issued a challenge. Her team responded with a dominant second-half performance. In a game of runs, the Hilltoppers made the final one, outscoring Eastern New Mexico University 20-2 to take control en route to a 60-52 victory Saturday […]

Zias need solid play from pair of friends

By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer Whether it’s on the basketball court or in a conversation, Tiana Bryant knows exactly where Heather Brown is, and vice versa. With three players — Rochelle Vance, Elizabeth Richards and Riikka Lehtonen — suffering season-ending ACL injuries within a week of each other — the Brown/Bryant familiarity is something […]

Late run pushes Zia squad to 5-1

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Tiana Bryant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and sparked a late 8-0 run that gave Eastern New Mexico University enough of a cushion to survive in a 66-65 win Saturday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Cameron University. Bryant also had a pair of […]