Lady Mules vs. Littlefield & Friona (2-3&6-2015)
The Lady Mules battled back in the third period to overcome a five point half-time deficit to lead the Lady Cats of Littlefield 35-34 with eight minutes remaining to play. The Cats dominated in the final period to defeat the Lady Mules 55-47 Tuesday evening.
Friday night the Lady Mules bounced back to the win column. Three Lady Mules reached double figures in scoring to defeat the Friona Squaws 68-35.
Dani Diaz and Sadie Sudduth did all the damage in the first period against the Cats. Diaz had back-to-back three-point plays. Both times she drove, battle through a foul for a hoop and the sank the free throw.
Sa. Sudduth started with a free throw and then made a basket from the elbow. As the clocked ticked down she sank a trey with 12 seconds left in the period. The Lady Mules trailed 13-12 after one quarter.
Conley Niblett kicked off the second period with a scoop shot in the paint one minute into the quarter. She later made a free throw. Shanice Rosas put back an offensive rebound for a hoop.
Diaz sank a trey to give the Lady Mules a one-point advantage with 5:51 left in the first half. She later made a basket. Sa. Sudduth closed out the period and the Lady Mules trailed 29-24 at the half.
Diaz and Niblett went to work in the third quarter. Niblett was fouled shooting and made a free throw to start the quarter. She later score two hoops from down low with one being a left-handed baby hook shot.
Diaz started the third quarter with a driving lay up. Then she added a free throw and sank a trey. The Lady Mules had made up the deficit and took a 35-34 lead.
Sa. Sudduth and Sydnie Sudduth both line up a trey in the final period. Yvonne Diaz put back a rebound for a basket and D. Diaz made four-of-four free throws.
D. Diaz set the scoring pace for the Lady Mules with 21 points. Sa. Sudduth finished with 11 points and Niblett made eight points. Sy. Sudduth dropped in three points. Y. Diaz and Rosas chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules scored almost as many points in the first half as the Squaws of Friona scored in the game. The Lady Mules rained down seven treys in the game to defeat the Squaws 68-35.
D. Diaz sank her first of three treys just 50 seconds into the game. She later added an old-fashion three-point play in the first quarter. Sa. Sudduth drove the lane for her first basket of the game. She hit one trey from the wing and a second trey from the top of the key. Sy. Sudduth knocked a 3-pointer from near the corner and Y. Diaz finished the quarter with a free throw. The Lady Mules had jumped out to an 18-10 lead after one period.
Niblett went to work down low and scored 30 seconds into the second quarter. She added a second hoop in the paint and made a pair of free throws. D. Diaz finished a three-point play and made a pair of baskets in the period. Y. Diaz put back a rebound for a basket. Angie Perez chipped in a free throw.
The Lady Mules had taken a 34-19 lead.
Sa. Sudduth led a fast break for the Lady Mules first hoop. She added a second bucket and sank her third trey of the game. D. Diaz nailed a 3-pointer from the win just 30 seconds after Sa. Sudduth made her fast break basket.
D. Diaz also made a free throw and finished the period with a basket 10 seconds before the quarter ended. Reagan Reynolds made a 15-foot jump shot from near the elbow. Rosas made a free throw and Niblett made two from the charity line.
Sa. Sudduth drove the paint and battled her way through a foul for a basket. She added the free throw to complete the three-point play. Sy. Sudduth had a toe on the arc and that made the shot a 2-pointer.
Perez hit a running jump shot and later added a pair from the charity line. Reynolds also knocked down a pair from the free throw line. Niblett turned in the lane for a basket added finished with a free throw. Diaz made a charity toss and nailed a trey.
Diaz was hot all night and led the Lady Mules with 23 points. Sa. Sudduth finished with 18 points and Niblett dropped in 11 points. Sy. Sudduth and Perez added five points each. Reynolds scored all four of her points in the second half. Y. Diaz made her three points in the first half and Rosas chipped in one point.
The win clinched a playoff berth for the Lady Mules with one game left to play. They traveled to Tulia to battle the Lady Hornets Tuesday evening.
It appears the Lady Mules will finish fourth in District 2-3A and will play the District Champion Childress Lady Bobcats from District 1-3A for Bi-District. The time and place of the game has not been determined.