Zias whip Midwestern behind Brown, Bryant

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore guard Heather Brown tied her career high with 25 points and junior post Tiana Bryant added a double-double Saturday night to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s women past Midwestern State 80-73 in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. The Zias (11-14, 5-7 South) moved ahead of the […]

Zias hang on late to turn back Lions

PNT Staff COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team may not be going to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but the Zias made it a little harder for Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night. Senior forward Mika Robertson posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and scored the Zias’ final […]

Zias collect win over Kingsville

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior forward Tia Doss scored a career-best 24 points and Eastern New Mexico University finished the game on a 14-4 run Saturday to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 77-67 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. Guard Heather Brown added 18 points and six assists for the Zias (9-10, 3-3 […]

Zias edge Texas Woman’s

PNT Staff DENTON, Texas —Bouncing back from a 47-point loss on Monday at rival West Texas A&M, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team gutted out a 62-57 Lone Star Conference South Division victory Thursday night over Texas Woman’s. Juniors Riikka Lehtonen and Tiana Bryant led a balanced Zias attack, each scoring 12 points. […]

Lady Buffs rough up Zias

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M jumped to a 14-1 lead and put five players in double figures Monday night in a 91-44 rout of Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. Guard Dixie Bell went 6-for-7 overall and 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 17 points, leading a barrage of […]

Zias pull away late, beat Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner Sophomore guard Heather Brown scored a season-high 20 polnts and kept the game in control late as Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 67-52 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Midwestern State Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-9, 1-2 South), who had lost six of their previous […]

Lions use three double-doubles to nip Zias

By Dave Wagner Halftime came at just the right time Thursday for the Texas A&M-Commerce women. Down by 16 points in the first half, the Lions roared back behind double-doubles from Althea Byfield, Katedria Mosley and Portia Mitchell and edged the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 71-67 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup […]

Clovis man reveals he beheaded deer

By Ryan Lengerich A Clovis man has confessed to shooting, beheading and scattering the remains of five deer in Curry County, according to police and wildlife officials. Darin M. Hunt, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged in magistrate court with five counts each of unlawful killing of a deer, unlawful possession of a deer and […]

Zias’ rally comes up short against Lady Buffs in LSC South opener

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M came out with a rush Monday night. The Lady Buffaloes used aggressive pressure defense to dominate the first 10 minutes and held on late for a 61-58 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena. Seniors […]

Suspects questioned for deer dumping

By Ryan Lengerich Three suspects have been questioned in connection with five deer killed, beheaded and dumped on a Ranchvale farm, a state wildlife official said. One suspect admitted to shooting the deer and tossing the heads into a Pleasant Hill pond, but an extensive search refuted that claim, said Wes Robertson, a New Mexico […]

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 […]