8th B Mules @ Muleshoe Tourny (1-29&31-2015)
The eighth grade B-team Mules defeated the Morton Indians 29-26 in the opening game of the Muleshoe Tournament. The Mules lost their second game to the Littlefield Wildcats 50-15. The Mules lost their third game to the Littlefield B-team 29-23.
Joel Reyes stole a high pass and drove the floor. He stopped at the elbow and hit the first basket of the game. Reyes drove across the lane and hit a jump shot from 10 feet. Morton scored. Jose Nava crashed the boards for an offensive rebound and scored to give the Mules a 6-4 lead.
Reyes finished a fast break to start the second quarter. Brian Ginez passed to Lionel Camarena and he scored from the blocks. Adrian Bustillos hit from just inside the arc to give the Mules a 12-4 lead at the half.
Nava scored on an inbound play to start the second half. Matthew DeLeon made a half-court pass to DeLeon for a basket. DeLeon drove the lane for a hoop. He drove and dished to Ginez for an easy hoop.
Ginez put a rebound back on the glass for his second hoop. The Mules led 22-14 with one quarter to play.
The Braves finally got their feet under them and made a run at the Mules. Reyes hit from the elbow to start the final frame. Reyes passed to Ethan Gonzales on the blocks for a basket. Reyes finished the game with a free throw and a basket to hold off the Braves.
Reyes led the Mules with 11 points. Nava finished with six points and Ginez scored four points. J. DeLeon, M. DeLeon, Bustillos and Camarena chipped in two points apiece.
The B-team Mules were missing two players for the balance of the tournament. The Littlefield Wildcats dominated the Mules in each period.
Ethan Gonzales made the Mules only basket of the first period. Nava scored the final two hoops of the second period. The Mules trailed 23-6 at the half. Camarena score the Mules only basket in the third period and Ginez chipped in a free throw. Gonzales, M. DeLeon and Nava each scored a basket in the final period.
Nava scored six points to lead the Mules and Gonzales finished with four points. M. DeLeon and Camarena chipped in two points each.
The Mules battled the B-team Wildcats in the third game but came up short. The Mules were down 13-11 after one quarter and 19-16 at the half. Littlefield increased their lead to 24-20 in the third period but the Mules cut it back to 29-26 by the end of the game.
Camarena led the Mules with seven points and M. DeLeon scored six points. Bustillos, Gonzales and J. DeLeon chipped in two points each.
The Mules hosted the Littlefield B team Monday in a regular season game. The Mules will host Friona February 9 and will finish the season on the road in Shallowater February 16.