7th Lady.Mules vs. Friona Squaws (1-13-14)
The seventh grade Lady Mules brought their game to the gym Monday afternoon when they hosted the Friona Maidens. The Lady Mules utilized a tough defense that held Friona to a single point in the first half and six points in the game. Friona went home with a 31-6 loss.
“The Lady Mules played very assertively this game,” said Lady Mule coach Jalissa King. “The last time we played Friona we only won by seven points so this was a large improvement by this team. Everyone contributed with steals, offensive and defensive rebounds as well as assists.”
Keely Dunham got the Lady Mules started by making a free throw and then hitting a 12-foot jump shot. Natalie Diaz added a free throw and Citlalli Vargas drove the lane for a lay up. Kyndal Miller followed Vargas on the next trip down the floor with a drive for a hoop.
Diaz picked off a Friona pass and drove the floor for a lay up to put the Lady Mules up 10-0 with seconds left in the first quarter. A Maiden was fouled shooting and made a free throw to finally put Friona on the score board. The Lady Mules led 10-1 at the quarter break.
The Maidens could not find a way to score in the second period.
Alyssa Wheeler took a pass from Reina Regalado but gave the ball right back when Regalado broke to hoop on the give-and-go. Regalado lifted the ball up and in to start the second quarter.
Regalado made a long pass to Natalie Elizalde racing down the floor on a fast break. Kinsey Parker cleaned up the backside with an offensive rebound and put the ball back up and in the hoop. Diaz raced coast to coast for a hoop to end the half with the Lady Mules leading 18-1.
The Lady Mules cruised in the second half to the win.
Diaz and Miller led the Lady Mules in scoring with six points each. Elizalde and Parker added four points each and Dunham dropped in three points. Regalado, Vargas, Abigail Boehning, and Miranda Melendez chipped in two points each.
The B-team 2 combined girls ran rough shod over the Friona Maidens 36-6. Alexis Campos led the Lady Mules with 10 points. Abriana Mendoza and Michelle Reyes added six points each.
“This was the best game this team has played thus far,” said Coach King. “They came out ready to fight and worked together to gain this victory.”
The Lady Mules played Idalou to start the Levelland Tournament. Idalou won the game 34-15. Elizalde led the Lady Mules in scoring with six points and Boehning added four points. Dunham dropped in three points in the loss.
The Lady Mules face the Littlefield Lady Cats in the second game and won 28-21. Dunham pulled down 10 rebounds and Melendez had seven. Miller and Elizalde made four steals each. Dunham also led the Lady Mules in scoring with 14 points. Melendez and Boehning added four points each.
Trinity Christian defeated the Lady Mules 39-23 for the Consolation trophy. Dunham led with seven points. Regalado, Miller and Parker added four points each.
The Lady Mules traveled to Olton to play the Fillies Monday afternoon. They return home to host the Dimmitt Bobbies and that game will be played in the new high school gym January 27.