8th B Lady Mules @ Muleshoe Tourny (1-29&31-2015)
The eight B-team Lady Mules had the toughest row to hoe in the Muleshoe Junior High Tournament held Thursday and Saturday. The Lady Mules drew the Idalou Lady Cats in the first round and the Friona Maidens in the second game.
Idalou blasted the Lady Mules 58-16 and Friona defeated the Lady Mules 37-13. The Lady Mules faced the Friona Maidens in the third game and went down to defeat 31-13.
Michelle Reyes passed to Kayla Torres on the blocks and she was fouled shooting. She made both free throws for the Lady Mules first points of the game. Madison Hasley put back and offensive rebound. The Lady Mules trailed 23-4 at the end of the first period.
A technical foul was called on Idalou for putting a player on the floor that was not on the official score book. Torres made both free throws and she later added another free throw. Ab Mendoza drove across mid court with time ticking away before the intermission.
Mendoza launched a shot from just passed the jump circle that was only half way to the hoop when the buzzer began to sound. The ball swished the net and the Lady Mules trailed 34-10 at the half.
The Lady Mules did not score in the third period and trailed 49-10 with one quarter left to play.
Madison Hasley scored back-to-back baskets in the third period. Nikole Quezada passed from the free throw line to Hasley on the blocks. Hasley turned in the lane and scored.
Hasley led the Lady Mules with eight points, six coming in the fourth quarter. Torres made five-of-six free throws for five points. Mendoza finished with three points.
Friona raced out to a 20-6 lead by the half and continued to out score the Lady Mules in the final two periods.
Mendoza led the Lady Mules with eight points in the game against Dimmitt with four of her points coming in the final period. Maranda Melendez scored four of her five points in the first two quarters.
The Lady Mules only trailed the Dimmitt Bobbies 5-2 after one quarter but the Bobbies exploded in the second quarter to lead the Lady Mules 19-4. The Bobbies cruised through the final half.
Quezada made the Lady Mules only points in the first and second quarter. She scored a hoop in each of the first two periods. Reyes made two baskets in the third period and Torres scored all five Lady Mules points in the final quarter.
Torres led the Lady Mules with five points. Reyes and Quezada dropped in four points each.
The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield for a regular season game Monday evening and will wrap up their season in Friona February 9.