Lady Mules vs. Friona Squaws (1-17-14)
The Lady Mules did not play Tuesday night because in a district with and odd number of teams there are two open dates during the season. The extra practice time the Lady Mules had paid big dividends Friday night when the Squaws of Friona came for a visit.
It was the second meeting between the two teams. The Lady Mules had opened their district season in Friona and defeated the Squaws 50-44 exactly one month earlier.
The second meeting proved to be even more lopsided in favor of the Lady Mules despite a huge final period by the Squaws. The Lady Mules defeated Friona 56-43.
McKenna Dunham scored from the blocks 45 seconds into the game. Friona quickly tied the with a basket. Adrienne Precure was fouled shooting on a drive to the hoop. She made both free throws.
Later she converted a 3-point play. She fought her way through the foul for the hoop and dropped in the ensuing free throw. She sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key before the period ended.
DonAnn Rempe put back and offensive rebound for a basket. Daniela Diaz nailed a 3-pointer from the wing. The Lady Mules had raced out to a 15-9 lead by the end of the first eight minutes.
The Lady Mules screwed down the defense even tighter in the second period and held the Squaws to just six points. Precure opened the quarter with her second trey from the top of the key. She made three-of-four free throws and drove in for a lay up during the period.
Sadie Sudduth hit a trey from the wing and sank a 12-foot jumper. Daniela Diaz went end-to-end for a lay up on a fast break and before the period ended she made a 3-pointer from the wing. Dunham chipped in a pair of free throws after being fouled shooting along the baseline. The Lady Mules led 35-15 at the intermission.
The Lady Mules production dropped off in the second half but held Friona to nine points in the third quarter. Diaz was fouled driving to the hoop and made both free throws. She added another free throw and a hoop before the quarter ended.
Rempe scored in the paint and Sydnie Sudduth made a 16-foot jump shot from the wing. Sa Sudduth finished a fast break and Precure chipped in a free throw. The Lady Mules had increased their lead to 47-24.
The final quarter changed the scoring differential but the Lady Mules had the Squaws to deep in a hole. Friona pumped in 19 points in the final quarter. Kendall Kimbrough led the charge for the Squaws as she mad 10 of her 20 points in the final period.
Rempe scored from the blocks to start the Lady Mules’ scoring in the final quarter. Precure made a pair of baskets and Sy Sudduth chipped in a free throw. Dunham made the final two free throws for the Lady Mules.
Precure scored a game high 21 points to lead the Lady Mules. Diaz added 13 points and Sa Sudduth dropped in seven points. Dunham and Rempe finished with six point apiece and Sy Sudduth had three points.
The Lady Mules traveled to Olton to attempt to even the score with the Fillies Tuesday night and return home Friday to battle the district leading Dimmitt Bobbies.