JV Lady Mules vs. Morton (11-15-2014)
The JV Lady Mules caught fire at the tip in Morton to open the season. The Lady Mules toasted the Maidens 51-10. Jasmine Garza scored off the tip to put the Lady Mules on top to stay.
“Desi (Gutierrez) and Brittney (Mendoza) were on fire from the three-point line,” said JV Lady Mule coach Edie Niblett. “That forced the Morton defense to come out and make an attempt to shut them down. That made it easy for our inside game. Our full court press is looking better and we were able to get everyone lots of minutes on the floor.”
Desi Gutierrez nailed her first of three 3-pointers in the game from the top of the key. Hallie Myatt stole the Maiden inbound pass and scored on a drive down the baseline. Garza was fouled on a put-back attempt and made both shots from the charity line.
Brittney Mendoza finished a fast break with a lay up to put the Lady Mules up 11-0 with four and a half minutes left in the first quarter. Morton broke the Lady Mule scoring run with a free throw.
Marilyn Melendez made an eight-foot base-line jump shot to start another Lady Mule scoring run. Yasmine Sandoval snagged a defensive rebound and scooted coast-to-coast for a lay up. The Maidens scored as the first period ended with the Lady Mules leading 17-3.
The Lady Mules may have turned down the heat slightly in the next three quarters but still out scored Morton 12-2 in the second period, 10-2 in the third and 12-3 in the final period for the win.
Garza, Mendoza and Gutierrez led the Lady Mules with 10 points each. Garza made most of her points in the third period when she made three hoops. Mendoza scattered her hoops through out the game. Gutierrez dropped in three treys and one free throw.
Myatt scored seven points with one being a 3-pointer in the final period. Sandoval made all six of her points in the first half and Melendez added four points. Paulette Landeros and Karla Bustillos chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules played in the Hale Center Owl Tournament over the weekend. They go on the road for their next five games and return home January 6 to host the Lady Mustangs of Bovina to start the New Year.