JV Lady Mules vs. Lub. Roosevelt (12-15-2015)
The JV Lady Mules were shorthanded Tuesday night when they hosted the Lubbock Roosevelt Lady Eagles. The Eagles jumped out to an early start but the Lady Mules battled back in the second half.
The Eagles led 12-6 after one period and 22-12 at the half. The Lady Mules roared back with a 22 point third period to take a 34-28 lead into the final frame. The Lady Mules won the night 44-37.
The Lady Mule returned to the floor a different team after the intermission and played with an intensity that was lacking in the first half.
“We had a little discussion at half time and the girls came out with a different outlook,” said Lady Mule coach Edie Niblett. “We scored 22 points in the third period that was fueled by a combined 11 steals by Barron and Elizalde.”
Lillie Barrera picked an Eagle’s pocket and pushed the ball ahead to Brianne Barron for the hoop. The Eagles scored a hoop but Karla Bustillos drained a trey. Marilyn Melendez drove the paint for a hoop.
Barron made a steal and drove the floor for a basket. Ricarda Elizalde ripped away a rebound from a defensive player and put the ball back on the glass for a hoop. Elizalde then stole a pass at mid court and drove for a hoop to put the Lady Mules on top 25-24.
Elizalde took an in bound pass at the elbow and sank the 15-foot jumper. Roosevelt interrupted the Lady Mule 10-point scoring run with a hoop. Barrera scored from the elbow just before Roosevelt scored again.
Barron nailed a trey from the wing as the clock moved under one minute left to play. Barron then led a fast break to put the Lady Mules in front 34-28 with one period left to play.
The Lady Mules hit the cruise control in the final period for the win.
Barron set the scoring pace for the Lady Mules with 14 points. Bustillos made two treys for nine points and Elizalde finished with seven points. Melendez scored six points and Barrera made four points. Valarie Ambriz made three points and Noa Rojas chipped in one point.