Sunday, January 18, 2015

JV Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-13-2015)

JV Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-13-2015)

The JV Lady Mules got off to a slow start against the visiting Dimmitt Bobbies Tuesday night. The two teams played to a dead heat in the middle two quarter but the Lady Mules came roaring back in the final period for a 34-32 win.

“Games like this add to the gray hair population on top of my head,” said Lady Mule coach Edie Niblett. “But they are so much fun. Our girls let Dimmitt control the first quarter but we discussed changes at the half and were able to come away with a two-point win.”

“This team just does not know the meaning of quit and are a fun bunch to be around. We had 10 steals that helped turn the game around.”

Marilyn Melendez scored with a baseline move to start the game. Jasmine Garza made a hoop and Dezi Gutierrez charged the Bobbies for a foul by making both shots from the line. Brittney Mendoza passed to Melendez for the final Lady Mule hoop of the quarter. Dimmitt led the Lady Mules 13-8 after one quarter.

Marissa Reyes scored the first basket of the second period and Garza dropped in a 3-pointer to tie the game at 13-13. Brittney Mendoza made the final bucket of the half and the Lady Mules had trimmed the Bobbie lead to 19-15.

Reyes scored a hoop to open the third period. Hallie Myatt put back an offensive rebound and Karla Bustillos scored in the paint. Myatt chipped in a free throw as the two teams had played to a 7-7 dead heat in the third period.

Gutierrez went coast-to-coast for the Lady Mules first basket of the final frame. Mendoza chipped in a free throw. Reyes stuck back an offensive rebound for a hoop. Gutierrez lined up a trey and sank it to give the Lady Mules a 30-28 lead with just under two minutes left to play. Reyes scored the final two hoops to clinch the win.

Reyes led the Lady Mules with 10 points and Gutierrez finished with seven points. Garza dropped in five points and Melendez added four points. Myatt and Mendoza scored three points each and Bustillos chipped in two points.

The Lady Mules traveled to Friona Tuesday night for a game with the Maidens and return home Friday to host the Tulia Hornets.  

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