Lady Mules vs. Shallowater & Dimmitt (1-27&30-2015)
The very young Lady Mules suffered through a tough week with the highly rank Shallowater Fillies coming to Muleshoe Tuesday night and then traveled to Dimmitt to face the Bobbies on Friday night.
The Fillies rode herd on the Lady Mules 63-38 Tuesday night and the Bobbies slipped away from the Lady Mules in the third period to take the night 49-38.
Dani Diaz gave the Lady Mules their only lead in the game against Shallowater when she drained a 3-pointer from the left wing. She added a pair of free throws later in the quarter. Sadie Sudduth added a free throw. The Fillies led 14-6 after one quarter.
Conley Niblett made the Lady Mules only basket in the second period. But Sydnie Sudduth made two free throws as did Diaz. Niblett made six-of-eight from the charity line. The Lady Mules trailed 31-18 at the half.
Sy. Sudduth sank a trey from the top of the key to start the second half. Yvonne Diaz scored inside by putting back an offensive rebound. Niblett turned in the lane to score a basket D. Diaz chipped in three free throws. The Fillies had increased their margin to 47-28.
D. Diaz put back an offensive rebound to start the final period. Angie Perez scored from the elbow extended and Sa. Sudduth made a pair of free throws. Niblett completed an old-fashion three-point play by fighting through a foul for a basket and then adding the free throw. She chipped in one last free throw before the game ended.
Niblett led the Lady Mules with 14 points. D. Diaz nailed a trey, scored a basket and made seven-of-eight free throws for 12 points. Sy. Sudduth added five points. Sa. Sudduth, Perez and Y. Diaz chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules struggled out of the gate in Dimmitt. The Bobbies took a 17-11 lead in the first period. Sa. Sudduth sank a 3-pointer almost half way through the first period to start the Lady Mule offense. Sy Sudduth hit a mid range jump shot and Niblett made a pair of free throws.
Shanice Rosas started the second period with an old-fashion three-point play. She battled her way through a foul to score and added the charity toss to cut the Bobbie lead to one. The Lady Mules kept the score close and even had a two-point lead at one point.
Sy. Sudduth made a pair of free throws and Y. Diaz put back a rebound. She later tied the game at 17-17 with a three point play. Sa. Sudduth hit a 3-pointer to give the Lady Mule a 20-19 lead.
D. Diaz two free throws put the Lady Mules back on top 22-21 and Y. Diaz scored in the paint to extend the Lady Mule lead to 24-22. That was the final time the Lady Mules led in the game. The Bobbies led the game 28-24 at the half.
The Lady Mules scored only four points in the third period while the Bobbies put up 13 points. D. Diaz sank a 3-pointer with 3:40 remaining in the third period and Y. Diaz chipped in a free throw. The Lady Mules trailed 41-28 with one period left to play.
Sy. Sudduth made a basket from near the elbow and made three free throws in the final period. Y. Diaz put back a rebound for a hoop and Niblett scored in the paint. D. Diaz chipped in a final free throw.
Y. Diaz came off the bench to lead the Lady Mules with 10 points. Sy. Sudduth dropped in nine points. Sa. Sudduth and D. Diaz finished with six points each. Niblett scored four points and Rosas chipped in three points.
The Lady Mules hosted the Littlefield Lady Cats Tuesday night and the Friona Squaws arrive on Friday night.