Eastern New Mexico University football won over Western Oregon in the last game of the season. The Hounds pulled off a 19- 14 win against the Wolves on senior day.
Eastern New Mexico’s Brad Harden had a stellar game and finished the season with a high of 15 tackles to lead the way for the Greyhounds in the final stages of the game. The Hounds had possession of the ball for 30 minutes of the fast-paced game.
In the first drive of the game, it was Charles Countee who returned an interception for a touchdown to open up the scorning. It wasn’t long until Western responded with three plays, but Paul Terry cashed in 10 yards, followed by quarterback Wyatt Strand’s pass to receiver Nathan Betts.
It was a defensive battle for the Hounds throughout the final game of the season. Defensive lineman Kevin McCracken showed grit and picked off the ball at the ENMU 31-yard line, aided by Hardin and Countee, who blocked the 21-yard field goal attempt from the Wolves.
Seniors Tony Andrews and Noah Sweiter each posted 10 tackles throughout the game, while seniors Todd Countee and Josh Miller each had 1.5 tackles.
Eastern finished the 2018 season with a record 5-6 and will have a strong contingent of new recruits and returners for the 2019 season
The ENMU Women’s basketball team competed in the Lone Star/Rocky Mountain Conference challenge this past weekend and made it to the final game, competing against Fort Lewis of Colorado. The Hounds came back from 13 points down to defeat the Skyhawk’s 58-55 on Saturday night at the Greyhound Arena. Eastern and Fort Lewis traded early scores at the beginning of the game with Tilasha Okey scoring a 3-point shot to get the Hounds off to a great start. The Hounds were limited to much possession after getting the early points, with FLC dominating and gaining a 10-point advantage, making it 26-16 to FLC.
The third quarter saw the Skyhawks expand their lead even more over the Hounds with 13 points, making the game and the score 47-34 with 41 seconds remaining on the clock. With little time left on the clock, Eastern shifted momentum with their final possessions. With six seconds remaining, Dasia Johnson found Laura Rowe for a 3 pointer that closed the gap to 47-37.
The fourth quarter began with Treyanna Clay and Shelby Jones both sinking free throws followed by a layup from Johnson. This closed the game to 47-43. Fort Lewis added another 6 points to their lead to make it a 10-point game again, but with 1.30 minutes left on the clock, the Hounds made decisive moves to close the gap once again. Clay scored two free throws with 12 seconds remaining, making the score 58-55 Eastern.
The Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball team lost Saturday night in the New Mexico classic game against New Mexico Highlands University. The NMHU Cowboys opened up a 20-10 lead on the Hounds. In the second quarter, the Hounds pressed the Cowboys and went into the half leading 41-40. Highlands then opened the second half of the game with an 8-2 streak to claim the lead again at 48-43 before the Hounds fought back again, making it a 1-point game at 53-52 with 12 minutes left on the clock. The 10-4 run came with scores from Arcaim Lallemand, Devin Pullum ,and Nick Brown.
The closest Eastern got to leading again was with a layup from Pullum ,but the Hounds didn’t have enough time on the clock to even the score with NMHU. The game finished 87-76 to Highlands.
- Compiled by Staff Writer Shane Walsh