8th Lady Mules vs. Tulia (12-8-2014)
The eighth grade Lady Mules suffered a disappointing loss Monday night at the hands of the Tulia Hornets. They led 18-4 with 3:23 left in the third quarter. The Hornets went on a 12 point run before the period ended to cut the Lady Mule lead to 18-16.
The Hornets put up 12 points in the first four minutes of the fourth period to lead the Lady Mules 28-18. The Lady Mules came back firing but ran out of time and lost to the Hornets 28-23.
Alyssa Wheeler scored on a fast break to put the Lady Mules up early. She scored on a second fast break and Kyndal Miller picked a Hornets pocket and drove the floor to just beat the buzzer and put the Lady Mules up 6-4.
Keely Dunham picked off a Tulia pass in the defensive paint and drove the floor for a lay up. Natalie Diaz was fouled shooting and made a free throw. Diaz was fouled a second time and made a free throw before the half ended.
Dunham scored in the paint to put the Lady Mules up 14-4 a minute and half into the third period. Miller added a basket from the elbow and Diaz made a pair of free throws to extend the Lady Mule lead to 18-4.
Tulia took over for the final three minutes of the quarter with a 12-point scoring run. The Hornet run lasted until the last 35 seconds of the game.
Dunham broke the run when she scored from the blocks. Wheeler was fouled out front and made a free throw. Dunham put back an offensive rebound to end the game.
Dunham led the Lady Mules with 10 points. Wheeler finished with five points. Diaz and Miller added four points each.
The Lady Mules host the Shallowater Fillies to start the second round of district Monday. They will take the Christmas break and then will travel to Dimmitt January 5, 2015.