9th Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt & Anton (11-17&21-2014)
The freshmen Lady Mules lost a heart breaker to the Dimmitt Bobbies in the district opener 26-25. The Lady Mules also fell to the Anton JV Lady Dawgs Friday night 30-26.
Brianne Velasquez finished a fast break for the first points of the Dimmitt game. Melody Moran pushed the ball ahead to Val Ambriz on a fast break to put the Lady Mules on top 4-2.
The Bobbies scored to tie the game but Moran picked a Bobbies pocket and drove the floor to end the first period with the Lady Mules leading 6-4.
Dimmitt went on a 6-0 run to start the second period before Noa Rojas set a screen for Ambriz as she drove to the hoop for a lay up. Ambriz got the ball to Rojas on the blocks. Rojas spun and shot over her defender for a score. Dimmitt made two final hoops in the half to lead the Lady Mules 16-10 at the break.
Ricarda Elizalde made a pair of free throws with a minute and a half left in the third quarter to break a 4-0 scoring run by the Bobbies. Laura Chavez and Brenda Martinez scored a hoop each before the third quarter ended with the Lady Mules trailing 20-16.
Rojas, Elizalde, Velasquez and Cassidy Cage made a hoop each in the final quarter. Moran added a free throw to cut the Bobbie lead to a single point.
Rojas, Elizalde, Velasquez and Ambriz led the Lady Mules with four point each. Moran dropped in three points. Cage, Martinez and Rojas chipped in two points apiece.
The Lady Mules got off to a very slow start on offense against Anton and ended the first period with no points. But the Lady Mule defense held the Dawgs to just six points. Velasquez finally broke the Lady Mule scoring drought with just under four minutes left in the second quarter.
Moran scored and Lily Barrera hit two baskets with the second being just prior to the end of the half. The Lady Mules trailed 13-8 at the intermission.
Martinez scored to start the third quarter and Barrera chipped in a free throw. Rojas scored from the blocks and Alexis Campos hit from the elbow. Anton had extended their lead over the Lady Mules to 25-15.
Velasquez led off for the Lady Mules in the final quarter with 6:30 remaining in the game. Elizalde made three hoops in the last quarter. Barrera made a free throw and a hoop before the game ended.
Barrera led the Lady Mules with eight points and Elizalde dropped in six points. Velasquez added four points. Moran, Martinez, Rojas and Campos chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules are on the road to Littlefield and Friona for their next two games. The Lady Mules play in the Denver City Tournament December 4-6 and finally return home December 8 to host the Tulia Hornets.