8th Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-27-14)
The eighth grade Lady Mules closed out their home season Monday evening by defeating the Dimmitt Bobbies 33-15. The win improved the Lady Mules season record to 11 wins against just one loss.
“It did not take us a couple of quarters to warm up this time,” said Lady Mule Coach Edie Niblett. “We came out ready to set the pace and control the game. All these ladies understand we push the ball up the floor and score.”
“I love working with all these girls and thank them for making a job so much fun.”
Conley Niblett hit a 10-foot jump shot to ignite the Lady Mule offense. The Bobbies tied the game seconds later but that was the final time the Bobbies were even close to the Lady Mules. Yvonne Diaz picked a Bobbies pocket and drove to the hoop.
Brianna Barron passed to Niblett on the blocks. Niblett put the ball up but it did not fall through the hoop and Barron grabbed the offensive rebound and scored. Hallie Myatt sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key for a 9-2 Lady Mule lead.
Myatt saw Barron breaking open on an in bound play and got her the ball for an easy hoop. Lili Barrera passed to Brianna Velasquez on the blocks. Velasquez spun and hit the hoop. Barron scored with 12 seconds remaining in the first period and Dimmitt ended the quarter with a hoop. The Lady Mules led 15-4 after one quarter.
Niblett and Diaz made the only two hoops of the second period for the Lady Mules and Dimmitt answered with only one. The Lady Mules led 19-6 at the half.
Barrera scored in the paint to open the third period. The Bobbies made a free throw. Barron scored on a fast break before Myatt passed to Niblett in the paint. Niblett took the ball high in the air and shot over a defender for two points. Myatt finished a fast break to give the Lady Mules a 27-7 lead with just under five minutes left in the third period.
Diaz was fouled shooting and made both free throws. Noa Rojas made a strong move on the blocks and scored the final hoop of the third period. The Lady Mules led 31-7 with one quarter left to play.
The Lady Mules seemed to loose a bit of their intensity in the final period an allowed the Bobbies to score more points in the final quarter than they had in the first three periods.
Barron put back a rebound for the Lady Mules only basket of the final frame.
Niblett and Barron set the scoring pace for the Lady Mules with eight points each. Diaz added six points and Myatt dropped in five. Barrera, Rosas and Velasquez made two points apiece.
The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield Monday to play the Lady Cats in the two teams final game of the season. The Lady Mules will trade their basketball uniforms for track togs.
The B-Team 1 Lady Mules defeated Dimmitt 26-15 to improve their season record to 7-2. The Lady Mules out scored Dimmitt 6-2 in each of the first two periods and 8-6 in the third quarter and 6-5 in the final frame.
“This was a great game for these ladies,” said Coach Niblett. “They worked well together on both ends of the court. We have improved with every game and have fun while playing.”
Laura Chavez led the Lady Mules with 10 points and Haley Hunt added four. Maddison Price and Ricarda Elizalde made four points each and Madison Lutz chipped in two points.