8TH Mules vs. Friona (12-2-2014)
The eighth grade Mules opened their home basketball season Monday evening against the Friona Braves. The Mules raced out to a 10-4 lead in the first period and coasted to a 39-24 win over Friona.
Ean Hasley got the Mules started with a 10-foot baseline jumper. Izaiah Hurtado added a basket as the Mules began to pile on the Braves. Hurtado went coast-to-coast for a lay up.
Brady Martinez made a half-court pass to Israel Vasquez racing down the floor. The Mules led 10-2 with 45 seconds on the clock. Friona scored just prior to the buzzer sounding.
Luke Del Toro fed Luke Leal for under the hoop for a point-blank shot. Leal then scored from the elbow. Ethan Villa picked a Brave’s pocket and pushed the ball ahead to Hurtado for a lay up. The Mules led 20-10 at the intermission.
The Mules out scored the Braves 14-5 in the third period to cement the win.
Hurtado led the Mules with 12 points as all 10 Mules scored in the game. Hasley finished with six points. Vasquez and Martinez dropped in four points each. Ryan Rodriquez, Del Toro, Josh Torres, Villa and Raul Sierra chipped in two points apiece.
The Mules traveled to Tulia Monday and then go to Shallowater December 15.