Hounds ride hot start, move into fourth place

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After coming off the bench for a few games, Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Ira Cross got a chance to start again on Wednesday night. His friend, Donald Young, also made a notable appearance. The two former Alabama junior college rivals teamed up for 32 points and 14 rebounds […]

Greyhounds aim for better defense Monday night

Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its defensive problems straightened out. Scanlan noted the Greyhounds gave up 20 layups or dunks in a 93-81 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to rival West Texas A&M Monday at Canyon, Texas. ENMU (9-12, 3-3 South) put together a much […]

Hounds erase deficit, beat Javelinas

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DBy Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan got the defensive effort he wanted to see. Scanlan shuffled his starting lineup, and the Greyhounds responded Thursday by holding Texas A&M-Kingsville to 39-percent field goal shooting and rallied for a 63-60 Lone Star Conference South Division victory at Greyhound Arena. […]

ENMU teams need tougher defense

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Dave Wagner As they prepare for Lone Star Conference South Division games tonight against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Dan Buzard have a similar concern. Defense. Buzard wasn’t happy with the way the Zias played defense in their last outing, an 81-78 loss to […]

Greyhounds drop to 2-3 in LSC South

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Forward Patrick Culver and guard Damien Lolar each scored 23 points Monday night, and West Texas A&M opened an early lead en route to a 93-81 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. The win was the 400th in 19 seasons […]

Hounds end losing skid

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Going up against the conference’s leading rebounder, Midwestern State’s 6-foot-9 center Eric Dawson, Eastern New Mexico knew it was in for a tough night in the post. “The only gameplan was, we didn’t want him to have a career night against us,” ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan said. “And he didn’t.” […]

ENMU teams ready to enjoy home schedule

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Road warriors to this point in the season, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will get a chance to try to put something together at home over the next few weeks. ENMU’s men play six of their next eight at Greyhound Arena — one of the road outings is a […]

Hounds cruise to another win

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers With less than 10 seconds remaining in Eastern New Mexico’s 83-65 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday, Greyhounds Tristan Largent and Ira Cross decided to punctuate the Hounds’ second-straight decisive victory with an ally-oop. “It was an exclamation point to the game,” Largent said. “That felt good. We’d been […]

ENMU squads battle East Central

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are glad to be home again, and they hope it helps them rediscover their winning ways. Both teams are on losing streaks as they prepare for final crossover games against Lone Star Conference North teams at Greyhound Arena — tonight against East Central and Saturday against Southeastern […]

ENMU teams return from holiday break today

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By Dave Wagner With his team striving to get back to the .500 mark and Lone Star Conference South Division play on the horizon, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t about to take any opponent for granted — even a winless one. He knows despite an 0-10 record, Oklahoma Panhandle State […]

Hounds cruise past Aggies

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Greyhounds had very little time to plan for Oklahoma Panhandle State’s zone defense. But Eastern New Mexico University had no plans whatsoever to be the Aggies’ first win of the season. The host Greyhounds broke open a close game with a 24-5 run that bridged the first and […]

Hounds survive tough match-up with Adams State

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) got all it could handle early in the game from a greatly improved Adams State squad. It […]

Montoya adjusting to role of leadership

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer This wasn’t the plan when a small guard from a small town transferred to Eastern New Mexico University. Jolen Montoya wasn’t supposed to be the most experienced Greyhound on the 2005-06 basketball roster. “We recruited him to be a backup point guard and possibly spend some time at the […]

ENMU hoops teams open seasons

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 p.m. […]

ENMU gets back on track after 2004-05 train wreck

By Dave Wagner Coming off back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan thought the Greyhounds were positioned for a three-peat in preseason a year ago. Injuries, defections and dismissals helped put that idea to rest in a hurry as the Hounds staggered to a 9-18 finish […]

ENMU basketball teams prepare for scrimmages

By Dave Wagner Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El Paso for the third consecutive […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC poll

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan participates in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll every year, but he admittedly doesn’t put much stock in it. “I couldn’t tell you a half-dozen names of players who’ve signed with other schools, with maybe one exception — Tarleton State,” said […]

Hoops teams begin practice for ENMU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Dan Buzard isn’t completely healthy, but suffice it to say he’s thrilled to be returning as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. Buzard sat out the 2004-05 season after suffering a cancerous brain tumor in July 2004. He was able to be around the program last year, but […]

Carter signs with Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson Some things never seemed to change for Chris Carter, like his height and his desire to play college basketball. “In eighth grade, I was this tall. In sixth grade, I was this tall. I was head and shoulders above everybody else, and people started telling me, ‘You can, you can.’” It appears […]

Hounds sign four for hoops season

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan figures next year has to be better for the Greyhounds — almost no matter what happens. After winning Lone Star Conference South Division titles the previous two seasons, what was expected to be another good year in 2004-05 began to unravel almost immediately. […]