JV Mules vs. Olton & Dimmitt (1-21&24)
The JV Mules traveled Olton Tuesday evening and jumped out to a 17-7 lead over the Mustangs in the first half. The returned after the half and continued to pour it on and defeated the Mustangs 43-19.
The Mules returned home Friday night to host the Dimmitt Bobcats. The Mules leaped out of the gate in the opening period and stayed close through the next two quarters. The Bobcats took down the Mules in the final frame to leave with a 55-43 win.
JJ Gandara scored the Mules first basket on a fast break in Olton with 2:28 left in the first period. Keagan Gonzales put back and offensive rebound for two points and Tony Castillo hit a 15-foot jump shot. Roman Franco hit a free throw and the Mules led 7-3 after one quarter.
Franco scored with five minutes left before the half. Kevin Mendoza, Gonzales and Antonio Vasquez each made a hoop in the second quarter and the Mules led 17-7 at the intermission.
Tristian Boehning got the Mules rolling in the third period and added a second basket before the quarter ended. Gonzales, Castillo, Bryce Mauricio and Dustin Smith made a basket each. The Mules had pushed their lead to 29-11.
Franco finished a fast break to get the Mules rolling in the final quarter. Mendoza, Castillo and Boehning made a hoop each and Gandara made a free throw. Aaron Ross dropped in a three pointer.
Castillo led the Mules with eight points and Gonzales and Boehning added six points each. Franco dropped in five points and Vasquez and Mendoza finished with four points apiece. Gandara and Ross had three points each and Mauricio and Smith chipped in two points each.
Franco began the game against Dimmitt with a three-point play and added a basket before the period ended. Castillo dropped in a three pointer from the wing and Mendoza added a hoop. Gonzales scored inside and Vasquez made a basket before knocking down a trey. The Mules led 17-14 after one quarter.
Castillo made a hoop and added a free throw in the second period. Mendoza and Vasquez made a hoop each but Dimmitt scored 13 points to take a 27-24 lead by the intermission.
The Mules chipped one point off the Bobcat lead in the third period with Vasquez making a pair of baskets. Franco, Castillo and Boehning dropped in a hoop each and Mendoza made a pair of charity tosses. The Mules trailed 38-37 with seven minutes left to play in the game.
The Bobcats ran away from the Mules in the final period. Mendoza led off with a basket and Castillo made a trey. Franco chipped in a pair of free throws.
Vasquez and Castillo led the Mules with 11 points each, Franco added nine points and Mendoza dropped in eight points. Gonzales and Boehning chipped in a two points each.
The Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday night to battle the Wildcats and will return home Friday to host the Tulia Hornets.