8th Mules vs. Tulia (12-7-2015)
The Tulia Hornets could not score against the eighth grade Mules until late in the opening period. The Mules led 9-2 after the first period and continued to pour in the points to lead 24-8 at the half.
The Mules flew away from the Hornets for a 39-14 win.
Jose Cardenas put the Mules in front to stay when he nailed a trey from the corner early in the opening period. He followed that with a two-point bucket from the elbow for a 5-0 Mule lead.
Cardenas chipped in a free throw after the Hornets had finally scored with just under two minutes left in the first period. Cristian Bustillos fed Eddie Vasquez underneath the hoop for a basket to end the first period with the Mules leading 9-2.
Vasquez put back his own shot to start the second period. Bustillos stole the ball in the backcourt and drove the floor for a lay up to answer the Hornets second basket of the game. Damian Juarez chipped in a free throw between two Tulia baskets.
Jimmy Villa hit from the baseline and Matthew Alarcon scored from the elbow. Nathan Rodriguez made back-to-back hoops late in the half. He first hit a turn-around jumper from the blocks and then tipped in rebound up and in for the hoop. Alarcon finished the half with a fast break lay up to give the Mules a 24-8 lead.
The Mules out scored the Hornets 6-2 in the third period and 9-4 in the final frame for the win.