8th Mules vs. Dimmitt (11-19-2015)
The eighth grade Mules slipped behind the Dimmitt Bobcats 13-3 in the opening period. The Mules fell back even more in the next two periods but made up ground in the final quarter. The Mules lost their season opener to Dimmitt 37-28.
The Bobcats opened the game with a five-point barrage before Eddie Vasquez scored on an inbounds play. Dimmitt made the next four baskets before Cristian Bustillos made a free throw. The Mules trailed 13-3 after one quarter.
Hector Arras answered a Bobcat bucket with a 10-foot baseline jump shot. Matthew Alarcon drove the lane for a hoop after Dimmitt had added five points. Eddie Vasquez battled through a foul for a lay up with eight seconds remaining in the half. He added the free throw to complete the three-point play. The Mules trailed 25-10 at the intermission.
Derek Barron and Vasquez dropped in a hoop each in the third period. Kelan Florez and Jose Cardenas made a free throw each. Dimmitt had increase its lead to 33-16.
The Mule defense held Dimmitt to just two hoops in the final period. Alarcon, Arras and Jacob Barron made a hoop each in the final period. Cardenas scored twice and dropped in a free throw. Vasquez chipped in a free throw to end the game.
Vasquez set the scoring pace for the Mules with eight points and Cardenas dropped in six points. Alarcon and Arras made four points each. D. Barron and J. Barron added a hoop each. Florez and Bustillos chipped in a free throw apiece.
The Mules went on the road to Littlefield Monday to play the Wildcats. November 30 the Mules go to Friona to battle the Braves.