7th L.Mules vs. Shallowater (12-14-2015)
The seventh grade Lady Mule A and B teams traveled to Shallowater Monday night to start the second round of district play. The Lady Mule A team battled Shallowater to a dead heat in the first period.
But the Mustangs exploded in the second period to take control and the Lady Mules could never get back in the contest. Shallowater won the game 41-17. The first period ended in a 7-7 tie.
Shallowater out scored the Lady Mules 16-1 in the second period to lead 23-8. The Lady Mules fought back in the third period to cut the Mustang lead by three points. But the Mustangs came back strong in the final period.
“Playing good teams always make us better,” said Lady Mule coach Jalissa King. “It allows us to see where we need to work. We improved by 11 points from the first game with Shallowater. We had two major players in foul trouble much of the game.”
“Our defense looked better today even though we lost. We really did play much better than in our first meeting.”
Anahi Barrera led the Lady Mules with 11 points.
The Lady Mule B team also lost to Shallowater Monday 18-9. The Mustangs led 13-6 at the half and only score three points in the final period.
Melissa Madero led the Lady Mules with four points and Aliyah Regalado added three points.
“The first time with played Shallowater we lost by 31 points,” continued Coach King. “Tonight we only lost by nine. The numbers never lie and this shows how much improvement these ladies have made. It feels great to see how much we have grown in a short time.”
The Lady Mules are on Christmas break but will return to action January 4 when they play host to the Dimmitt Bobbies.