Lady Mules vs. Friona and Tulia (1-20&23-2015)
The Lady Mules improved to 2-3 in district this past week by defeating the Friona Squaws and Tulia Hornets. The Squaws struggled to score against the Lady Mule defense in the first three periods.
The Lady Mules held the Squaws scoreless in the first period and led 12-0 and continued to add to the lead in the second half. The Lady Mules defeated Friona 43-24.
Tulia did not fair any better and the Lady Mules led 11-1 after the first period. The Lady Mules turned up the heat in the second period and poured in 19 points while allowing the Hornets five. The Lady Mules cruised to a 55-24 win.
Dani Diaz did most of the damage for the Lady Mules at Friona. She made two baskets and finished the period with a 3-pointer for seven points. Conley Niblett scored in the paint to start the game and Angie Perez nailed a trey. The Lady Mules led the Squaws 12-0 after one quarter.
Both teams scored six points each in the second period. Sydnie Sudduth opened the quarter with a baseline jumper. Sasha Esparza made both free throws after being fouled in the act of shooting. Niblett ended the period with a shot in the paint. The Lady Mules led 18-6 at the half.
D. Diaz made a pair from the charity line to open the second half and then dropped in a 3-pointer from the wing. Yvonne Diaz scored twice in the vicinity of the blocks and Sy. Sudduth made a trey. The Lady Mules led 30-12 with one period left to play.
Shanice Rosas made a free throw to start the final period after being fouled while shooting. Niblett made a pair of free throws and then scored in the paint with a reverse lay up.
Y. Diaz scored in the paint and made a charity toss later in the period. Esparza scored near the hoop. Sadie Sudduth battled her way through a foul to finish a fast break and then cashed in the free throw for a three-point play.
D. Diaz paced the Lady Mules with 12 points that included two treys. Niblett finished with eight points and Y. Diaz added seven points. Sy. Sudduth dropped in five points and Esparza scored four points. Sa. Sudduth and Perez scored three points each. Rosas chipped in one point.
The Lady Mules shot 80 percent from the free throw line Friday night as the Tulia Hornets kept the Lady Mules on the foul line.
D. Diaz fed Niblett the ball on the blocks for the first two points of the game Friday against Tulia. She added a pair of free throws before the quarter ended. D. Diaz and Y. Diaz each scored a basket. Sa. Sudduth made two from the charity line and Perez chipped in one. The Lady Mules had jumped out to an 11-1 lead after one quarter.
The Lady Mules turned up the heat in the second period to out score the Hornets 19-5. Reagan Reynolds cleaned up the back side for the first points of the second period. She added a second hoop later in the quarter.
Sa. Sudduth drove and scored and Esparza chipped in a free throw. Sy. Sudduth was four-for-four from the free throw line in the second period. Perez scored from just inside the arc. D. Diaz made a pair from the line after being fouled shooting and finished a fast break on a pass from Sy. Sudduth. The Lady Mules led 30-7 at the half.
The Lady Mules did not score for the first five minutes of the second half and Sa. Sudduth broke the slump with a 12-foot jump shot. D. Diaz and Sy. Sudduth made almost back-to-back treys to end the period with both teams scoring eight points. The Lady Mules led 38-15.
Niblett scored in the paint to start the final quarter. D. Diaz cashed in a pair of free throws and Perez scored from the baseline. Sy. Sudduth made a pair of free throws and then scored a basket. Esparza scored on an inbound play and finished a fast break for a pair of hoops. Sa. Sudduth hit a trey early the final quarter.
Sy. Sudduth and D. Diaz led the Lady Mules with 11 points each. Sa. Sudduth finished with nine points and Niblett added eight points. Esparza and Perez dropped in five points each. Reynolds scored four points and Y. Diaz chipped in two points.
The Lady Mules hosted the Shallowater Fillies Tuesday night and then travel to Dimmitt to battle the Bobbies Friday night.