Lady Mules vs. Littlefield & Tulia (1-28&31)
The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday to face the Lady Cats and were flat in the first three quarters of the game. They came alive in the final frame but it was to late and Littlefield won the game 51-22.
Friday was Senior Night when the Tulia Lady Hornets visited the high school gymnasium. The Lady Mules played all four quarters on both ends of the floor and defeated the number three team in District 2-2A, Tulia, 58-56.
“Tonight might be my proudest moment of my coaching career,” said Lady Mule coach Jay Gorman. “To beat Tulia on Senior Night with everything we've gone through this year. I am just so happy for Adrienne (Precure), McKenna (Dunham) and DonAnn Rempe, my three seniors! They deserved that!”
The Lady Mules only scored four points in the first half and trailed 24-4. They doubled their score in the third period with Daniela Diaz making the two free throws and Adrienne Precure made a basket from the elbow. The Lady Mules trailed 40-8 with eight minutes left to play.
The Lady Mules came alive in the final period with McKenna Dunham making an eight-foot jump shot to get the Lady Mules going. She made two more hoops before the game ended.
Sadie Sudduth nailed a 3-pointer from the wing and then added two free throws. Precure drove to elbow and hit a jump shot. Reagan Reynolds was fouled attempting to put back a rebound. She made one of her two free throws to end the game.
Dunham led the Lady Mules in scoring with seven points and Precure added six points. Sa Sudduth dropped in six points, Diaz had three points and Reynolds chipped in one point.
The Lady Mules survived a hail storm of 3-pointers by the Lady Hornets Friday night as Tulia rained down nine treys. The Lady Hornets made three of their 3-pointers in the first period.
Precure finished a fast break to get the Lady Mules started and she made two more baskets before the period ended. Sa Sudduth sank a 15-foot jump shot from near the baseline before her sister, Sydnie Sudduth added a hoop that tied the game at 12-12.
Sy Sudduth was fouled and made both free throws and Diaz made a lay up. The Lady Mules trailed 17-14 after one quarter.
Precure powered her way through a foul and made the first basket of the second period. She converted the free throw to tie the game at 17-17. Dunham put back a rebound and Sy Sudduth made a free throw.
Sa Sudduth sank a trey from the corner and then made a basket to tie the game at 25-25. Precure hit from the elbow before the period ended to give the Lady Mules a 27-25 lead at the intermission.
The lead changed hands seven times in the third period as the two teams battled back-and-forth. Tulia had taken a 38-37 lead by the time the quarter ended.
Precure got Dunham the ball on the blocks and she scored to get the Lady Mules started. Precure fed her the ball with the same results later in the frame. Precure made a free throw before Diaz dropped in a 3-pointer from the wing. DonAnn Rempe put back a rebound for a basket.
The Lady Mules out scored the Hornets 21-18 in the final quarter for the win. Diaz scored the first hoop for the Lady Mules after Sa Sudduth got her the ball. Diaz returned the favor and Sa Sudduth hit a 12-foot shot.
Diaz made a free throw to put the Lady Mules on top 39-38. Dunham made a pair of free throws. Precure delivered the ball to Dunham on the blocks later in the period and she turned and scored.
Sy Sudduth and Rempe also delivered the ball to Dunham down low and she scored. Dunham put back a rebound for her tenth point in the final quarter. Sa Sudduth made both ends of a one-and-one foul to put the Lady Mules in front to stay.
Dunham scored 10 of her 16 points in the final quarter to lead the Lady Mules in scoring. Precure was a basket behind her with 14 points and Sa Sudduth finished with 11 points. Diaz added eight points and Sy Sudduth dropped in five points. Reynolds and Rempe made two points apiece.
The Lady Mules traveled to Abernathy Tuesday evening to play their final game of the season. They will then transition to their respective Spring Sports.