Monday, December 15, 2014

9th Mules vs. Tulia (12-8-2014)

9th Mules vs. Tulia (12-8-2014)

The freshmen Mules got off to a slow start Monday at Tulia against the Hornets. But the Mules managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Tulia jumped out to a 12-8 lead but the Mules chipped one point off the Hornet lead in the second period.

The Hornets led 20-17 at the intermission. Tulia increased their lead to 32-23 after three quarters and the Mules could have quit. Instead the Mules came roaring back to out score the Hornets 15-5 in the final period for a 38-37 win.

“We are on a win streak,” said Mule coach David Sturdivant. “We are doing a good job on the offensive side of running our offense and getting the open look. Still need to work on finishing some of those shots.”

“We are still not shooting free throws like we need to. We were three of 22 from the line. This is a hard working group of kids and they never quit.”

Mickey Lozano led the Mules in scoring against the Hornets with 20 points. Brendon Rodriguez finished with 11 points and JoJo Rejino had four. Jacob Kettner chipped in three points.

The Mules traveled to Shallowater Monday night to face the Mustangs before taking the Christmas break. The Mules return to action January 5, 2015 when they start the second round of district by hosting the Dimmitt Bobcats.

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