JV Lady Mules vs. Friona Squaws (1-17-14)
The JV Lady Mules were back in action Friday night after an open date on Tuesday. They hosted the Friona Squaws. The Lady Mules scrambled to a 36-30 win despite numerous turnovers during the game.
Sasha Esparza scored the Lady Mules first two points of the game and finished the first period with a buzzer beater basket. Emily Precure made a hoop and added a free throw before the quarter ended. Yasmine Sandoval made both of her free throws. Zoe Apodaca chipped in a basket. The Lady Mules led Friona 11-8 after one quarter.
The Lady Mules out scored Friona again 11-8 in the second period. Marissa Reyes finished a fast break to start the second period. Dessiree Gutierrez made back-to-back baskets on fast breaks. Esparza made a free throw and later hit a basket. Marilyn Melendez put back a rebound and the Lady Mules led 22-16 at the half.
It the Lady Mules a minute and half before Esparza made a free throw. Reyes made two free throws after being fouled finishing a break. Melendez put back an offensive rebound. Brittney Mendoza sank a 3-point shot from the wing. Garza added a hoop on a fast break. The Lady Mules had increased their lead to 32-20.
The Lady Mules gave back the point differential they had added in the third period during the final quarter. Precure finally scored in over two minutes into the final quarter. Esparza made the only other points of the period for the Lady Mules as turnovers seen to rain down on the Lady Mules.
Esparza set the scoring pace for the Lady Mules with 10 points. Precure added five points and Gutierrez, Reyes and Melendez dropped in four points each. Mendoza finished with three points and Apodaca, Garza and Sandoval chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mule traveled to Olton to play the Fillies Tuesday night and return home on Friday to host the Dimmitt Bobbies.