7th Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-5-2015)
The seventh grade Mules extracted a bit of revenge from the Dimmitt Bobcats Monday. The Mules opened the 2014-2015 basketball season on the road in Dimmitt November 20 and the Mules did not fare well.
The Mules demonstrated great improvement Monday when they defeated the Bobcats 33-29.
Jacob Barron put back an offensive rebound for the first two points of the game. He added a second bucket before Dimmitt scored and strung together an eight-point scoring run. Eddie Vasquez finished a fast break to end the quarter with the Mules trailing 8-6.
The Mules took the lead early in the second period when Derek Barron pushed the ball ahead to Vasquez on a fast break. Vasquez fought through a foul to score and finished the three-point play with a free throw. The half ended with the Bobcats clinging to a 16-15 lead.
Kelan Florez opened the second half with a trey from the right wing to put the Mules on top 18-16. Dimmitt tied the game at 18-18. J. Barron drove coast-to-coast for a lay up. He was fouled shooting on the next trip down the floor and added a free throw.
J. Barron picked off a Dimmitt pass but missed the lay up. He kept the ball alive and put back his own rebound for a 23-18 Mule lead with three minutes remaining in the third period.
Vasquez added a free throw just prior to Cristian Bustillos picked a Bobcat’s pocket and drove the floor for a lay up for a 26-18 Mule lead. Dimmitt battled back with a basket and a free throw to cut the Mule lead to 26-21 with one period left to play.
Dimmitt scored five points to knot the game at 26-26 with four minutes left on the clock.
Vasquez made a pair of free throws after being fouled on a fast break. Florez nailed his second trey of the game. J. Barron took the outlet pass and drove the floor and was fouled shooting. He made both charity tosses to extend the Mule lead to 33-26.
The Bobcats ran out of time before they could catch the Mules.
Vasquez led the Mules with 12 and J. Barron was close behind with 11. Florez sank two treys for six points. Bustillos and D. Barron chipped in two points each.
The Mules played in the Levelland Lobo Tournament January 8 and 10 and then went to Littlefield Monday. The Mules stay on the road in the Friona Chieftain Tournament January 15 and 17. The Mules are back in Friona Monday, January 19 and finally return home January 26 to host the Tulia Hornets.