8th Lady Mules vs. Friona (1-19-2015)
The eighth grade Lady Mules continue to defeat teams that beat them in the first round of games. The latest victims were the Friona Maidens Monday evening. The Lady Mules had gone down to defeat 26-23 the first time the two teams played but out scored the Maidens 31-27 at home.
Keely Dunham took a pass from Kyndal Miller and made a move in the lane for the Lady Mules first basket. Friona scored twice before Dunham again spun in the lane and went up an under the defense to tie the game at 4-4.
Dunham added a free throw before the quarter ended and Miller stole the ball, drove the floor and laid the ball up with 30 seconds left to cut the Friona lead to 7-9.
Maddison Price put back an offensive rebound for the Lady Mules first points of the second period. Dunham made one free throw before tying the game at 12-12. She grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast with 10 seconds remaining in the half.
Friona made a free throw to end the half leading 13-12.
Dunham had the hot hand in the third period for the Lady Mules as the Lady Mules pounded the ball inside. Raina Regalado made a pass so Dunham could score in the lane. Dunham drove the floor for a hoop after grabbing a defensive rebound.
Miller picked off a Friona pass a drove the floor for a basket. Dunham put back and offensive rebound for a hoop that put the Lady Mules on top 20-15. Later Miller lobbed the ball over the defense to Dunham for a hoop. The Lady Mules led 22-19 with one period left to play.
Alyssa Wheeler was fouled putting back an offensive rebound and made both free throws. Natalie Diaz was fouled bringing the ball down the floor. She made her first free throw and was rewarded with a bonus shot that she also sank.
Miller answered a Maiden basket from near the free throw line. Wheeler was fouled while shooting from the blocks and made a free throw. Diaz ended the Lady Mule scoring with a pair of free throws.
Dunham led the Lady Mules in scoring by making all her 16 points in the first three periods. Miller finished with six points, Wheeler added three points in the final frame and Price chipped in two points.
The Lady Mules final home appearance with be in the Lady Mule Tournament January 29 and 31. The final three regular games of the season are on the road in Tulia, Littlefield and Friona.