JV Lady Mules vs. Hale Center (12-1-15)
The JV Lady Mules hosted the Lady Owls of Hale Center Tuesday evening in the New Muleshoe High School Gymnasium. The Owls were able to hang with the Lady Mules through the first two periods and even briefly led in the second period.
The first half ended with the Lady Mules leading the Owls 25-22 and went on to defeat the Owls 41-34.
Karla Bustillos opened the second half with a shot from the elbow. Brianna Barron drove the lane for a lay up to extend the Lady Mule lead to 29-24 with just under four minutes left in the third quarter.
The Owls once again caught the Lady Mules with a pair of baskets and a free throw. Marilyn Melendez broke the tie with a short shot in the paint and Cassidy Cage added a bucket as the clock went under the two-minute mark. Cage then put back an offensive rebound to give the Lady Mules a 35-31 lead to start the final period.
Cage snagged an offensive rebound to start the final quarter and passed to Barron for a hoop. Cage hit from 15 feet to extend the Lady Mule lead to 39-32. Bustillos made the final shot of the game.
Bustillos paced the Lady Mules with 14 points that include one trey and a three-point play. Barron finished with eight points and Cage dropped in six points. Lillie Barrera, Noa Rojas, Briana Velasquez and Melendez each made a hoop.
The Lady Mules hosted the Floydada Lady Winds Tuesday night and will play in the Abernathy Antelope Shootout December 10-12.