Tuesday, December 29, 2015

8th Mules vs. Tulia (12-7-2015)

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.

Vasquez paced the Mules with 13 points. Alarcon and Cardenas dropped in six points each and Rodriguez made four points. Kelan Florez and Juarez finished with three points each and Bustillos and Villa chipped in tw

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