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ENMU roundup: Moinat second in 400, 800


January 22, 2020

LUBBOCK — Seniors Ivar Moinat and Mary Rotich highlighted performances on Saturday’s second day of Texas Tech’s season-opening Corky Classic.

Moinat finished second in the men’s 800 with a time of 1 minute, 54.93 seconds, while Rotich finished third in the women’s mile at 5:31.06. Also on Saturday, Jessie Madrid was sixth in the men’s 3,000 in 9:07.76.

On Friday, Moinat finished second in the 400 in 50.01 seconds, slightly more than a second off his personal best time of 48.81 set last year. For the women, senior Bryanna Williams was fourth in weight throw competition at 42 feet, 8 3/4 inches, while senior Evaline Cheptoo was third in the 3,000 with a time of 11:01.99.

ENMU’s next outing will be on Friday and Saturday in the MLK Collegiate Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico.

Women’s basketball — The ENMU women’s basketball team split a pair of games last week, but since the win came at the expense of the second-ranked defending NCAA Division II national champions, they moved up a couple of notches in this week’s South Central Regional rankings.

ENMU (11-5, 5-5 Lone Star Conference) upended Lubbock Christian 69-68 in overtime on Thursday night before losing to Angelo State 70-60 two days later. The Greyhounds moved from eighth to sixth in this week’s poll.

Sophomore guard Zamorye Cox of Portales, who hit the game-winner in OT against LCU, scored 40 points in the two games, to go with nine assists, eight rebounds and six steals. In addition, junior post Alivia Lewis recorded a pair of double-doubles to give her an LSC-leading six for the season.

Lubbock Christian (14-2), which also lost at West Texas A&M on Saturday, fell to fourth in the regional poll, trailing unbeaten Texas A&M-Commerce (17-0), Colorado Mesa (15-2) and WT (16-3).

ENMU returns to action with conference road games this week against Texas A&M International on Thursday and Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday.

Football — A quartet of ENMU players were named to the Don Hansen All-Super Region Four Team, released Tuesday morning by the Hansen Football Committee.

Senior running back Paul Terry repeated as a first-team selection, while junior guard Vili Fisiiahi was second-team offense. Third-team selections were Tyler Vargas at kicker and freshman defensive end Mazin Richards.

Terry led the LSC and was second in Division II with 1,888 rushing yards and ran for the century mark in 11 of the Greyhounds’ 12 games.

Vargas, a third-time selection, converted on 41 of 42 extra-point attempts and 13-of-17 field goals

Richards led the LSC and was seventh in Division II with 12.5 sacks, along with 36 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, two passes defended and an interception.

Fisiiahi helped the Greyhounds lead Division II in time of possession and finish second with 348.4 rushing yards per game.


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