JV Mules vs. Bovina (1-6-2015)
The JV Mules came back strong after the Christmas break and defeated the Bovina Mustangs 40-28 to start the new year. The Mules raced out to an 11-5 lead in the first period and the two teams tied 8-8 in the second period.
The Mules owned the Mustangs in the third period as they raced out of the gate in the second half to almost double up on the Mustangs 17-9. The Mules cruised in the final period for the win.
Javy Perez made a free throw to crank the Mule offense in the first half. Triston Boehning scored in the paint and was fouled. Boehning completed the three-point play by making the free throw.
Aaryn Ross drove the lane for a basket and with just less than three minutes left in the first quarter he hit from behind the 3-point arc. Jesse Leal cleared the offensive glass and put the ball back up for two points.
Perez turned in the paint and scored to start the second quarter. Mario DeHoyas took the outlet pass and went coast-to-coast for a lay up. Boehning added three points before the intermission and Leal chipped in one free throw.
Leal opened the second half with a steal, drove the floor and scored. Later he scored on an inbound play. Tim Perez and Matthew Flores chipped in two points each. Donavan Gutierrez scored on back-to-back trips down the floor.
Perez scored in the paint and sank a 3-pointer with time running out. The Mules led 36-22 with one period left to play.
Flores scored a minute into the final period and Boehning scored in the paint for the Mules four points in the quarter.
Boehning and Perez led the balanced charge for the Mules with eight points each. Leal finished with seven points and Ross dropped in five points. Flores and Guiterrez added four points each. Perez and DeHoyas chipped in two points each.
The Mules were open Tuesday night but are preparing to open district at Littlefield against the Wildcats January 16.