JV2 Lady Mules vs. Friona Squaws (1-13-14)
The JV-2 Lady Mules had a huge second half to down the Friona Squaws Monday night. The game was tied at 15-15 at the intermission but the Lady Mules out scored Friona in the second half. The Lady Mules won the game 38-26.
Ahtziri Elizalde picked a Squaws’ pocket and drove the floor to put the Lady Mules up 2-0 early in the game. Kennedy Orozco cleaned up the backside on a Lady Mule miss and put the ball up and in for a 4-0 Lady Mule lead.
Friona hit a trey to stay close. Mireya Ruvalcaba put back a rebound and Elizalde drove the lane for a lay up. Friona scored as time ran out and trailed the Lady Mules 8-5 at the quarter break.
Elizalde fed Ruvalcaba on a fast break to start the second period. Friona made a free throw and hit a trey on their next trip down the floor. Elizalde scored on an in bound play before Friona made three hoops to take the lead 15-12 with 2:30 left in the half.
Paolett Landeros was fouled shooting and made one of her free throws. Elizalde pushed the ball ahead to Landeros for a fast break basket that tied the game at 15-15 when the half ended.
Elizalde made a cross-lane pass to Ruvalcaba to break the tie as the second half started. Friona missed a pair of free throws and Elizalde got the ball to Landeros in the paint for a short jumper. Elizalde missed two free throws but scrambled for the rebound and put the ball back up and in for a 21-15 Lady Mule lead.
Jackie Rayas fired a pass down court to Ruvalcaba for two fast-break points. Friona scored to interrupt an eight point Lady Mule run. Ruvalcaba made a lob pass to Desirae Sanchez for a chip shot.
Sanchez grabbed a rebound and passed to Ruvulcaba for an easy shot. Friona hit a trey at the buzzer to end the third period trailing the Lady Mules 27-20.
Landeros scored to start the final period. Friona scored a basket before Elizalde started a fast break with a pass to Landeros to put the Lady Mules ahead 31-22. Imelda Salcido was fouled shooting and made both free throws. Orozco was fouled shooting after a Lady Mule steal. Orozco made one free throw.
Friona made two baskets before Ruvalcaba and Landeros teamed up for a fast break that ended the game.
Landeros led the Lady Mules in scoring with 11 points. Ruvalcaba and Elizalde added 10 points each. Orozco dropped in three points and Salcido and Sanchez chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules traveled to Olton to play the Fillies Monday night and return home for the final time to host the Dimmitt Bobbies. This game will be played in the new high school gym.