9th Mules vs. Friona (2-9-2015)
The Mules got off to a slow start Monday when they hosted the Friona Braves. Friona poured in 14 points while the Mules were attempting to get started. The Braves led 14-5 after one period and the Mules could never make up the difference and lost 51-34.
The only time the Mules led was when Mikey Lozano scored to start the game. Friona scored seven points before Lozano connected with Iziah Perez along the baseline for a short jump shot. Lozano made a free throw with just under four minutes left in the first quarter.
Lozano fed Jacob Kettner under the hoop and Kettner stepped out for a reverse lay up. Lozano put back an offensive rebound and was later fouled shooting and he made one free throw. Kettner posted up and turned in the lane for a hoop. The Mules trailed 23-12 at the half.
JoJo Rejino drove from the right wing, fought through a foul and scored. He completed the three-point play by making the free throw. Rejino drove for a hoop the next trip down the floor for the Mules.
Perez scored from the baseline. Rejino circled into the lane and shot floating across the lane. The ball fell in the hole. Lozano made a sharp pass across the lane to Perez for a backside basket.
Javier Gutierrez put back an offensive rebound. Kettner worked his way around his defender in the lane to score just prior to the end of the third quarter with the Mules trailing 37-27.
Kettner took an inbound pass and drove the right side of the lane for a hoop. He was fouled and added the point after. Lozano made a wrap-around shot under the hoop. Gutierrez scored from the blocks for the Mules final points.
Kettner led the Mules with nine points. Lozano finished with eight points and Rejino made seven points. Perez added six points and Gutierrez chipped in four points.
The Mules traveled to Shallowater Monday for their final game before moving on to spring sports.