7th Mules vs. Dimmitt (11-19-2015)
Changing sports is more difficult than many fans may think. The seventh grade Mules just completed an undefeated football season then worked out a few days before playing their first basketball game of the season.
The Mules appeared to still be in the process of removing their pads as they fell to the Dimmitt Bobcats 45-37. Joe Gutierrez seemed to change his uniform a bit quicker than some of his teammates as he lead the Mules with 27 points. Fourteen of those points were in the third period.
Dimmitt jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Gutierrez made a driving lay up to put the Mules on the board. Gutierrez made back-to-back hoops late in the opening period to cut the Dimmitt lead to 10-6. Jacob Toscano scored from the blocks to end the first period with the Mules trailing 14-8.
Kurt Rodriguez put back an offensive rebound to start the second period. Gutierrez was fouled driving the lane and dropped in a free throw. Before the Bobcats could cross the time line Gutierrez made a steal and drove to the hoop for a basket.
The Bobcats scored three unanswered hoops to end the first half leading the Mules 22-13.
Gutierrez could not keep pace with Dimmitt in the third period as the Bobcats put 19 points on the board to his 14. The Mules trailed 41-27 to start the final period.
The Mules clamped down their defense in the final period and only allowed the Bobcats to put four points on the board. Gutierrez and Rodriguez added a pair of baskets each in the final period and Toscano dropped in one.
Gutierrez led the Mules with 27 points. Rodriguez added six points and Toscano made four.