Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mule Basketball All-District (3-3-2014)

Mule Basketball All-District (3-3-2014)

Three Mules were named as members of the 2014 District 2-2A Team. Team members are nominated by their coaches and voted on by the remaining coaches in the district. So no coach can vote for members of their team.

Senior Mules Eli Leal and Matt Barron were name to the elite squad. Joining them was freshman, Dagen Dunham, as a Co-Newcomer of the Year.

“The Mules finished with a record of 18 wins and 13 loss,” said Mule coach Clay White. “I am very proud of these guys as well as their teammates. There were many characteristics of this team that should make Muleshoe proud but most remarkable was the character of the team.”

“They are promising young men with promising futures and the relentless effort with which they played. These two things, when put together, were responsible for both our successes and drastic improvement through the course of the season.”

“The contributions and service from our five seniors will not be forgotten as we hope to build on the accomplishments of this year’s team. I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have coached them.”

“The team and I really do appreciate the fan support we had all season. They started the season with us and stayed all the way to the end in Amarillo. It was great.”   

Leal scored a total of 289 points during the year with 83 shots being from inside the arc and 17 from behind the 3-point line. He made 72 free throws. Leal pulled down 77 rebounds, made 34 steals and blocked two shots. He had 47 assists, deflected 19 passes and averaged 19.3 points per game. 

Barron scored 302 total points for an average of 14.4 points per game. He made 94 twos, 21 3-pointers and 51 free throws. Barron finished the season with 49 assists and 65 steals. Barron grabbed 82 rebounds and deflected 36 passes. 

Dunham utilized his 6-4 frame to pull down 128 rebounds, blocked eight shots, deflected 11 passes and made 18 steals. He scored 165 points for an average of 7.9 points per game and made seven assists. He made 74 shots inside the arc, two treys and 11 free throws. 

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