7th Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-4-2016)
The seventh grade Lady Mules wasted no time in getting back in the win column in 2016 by defeating the Dimmitt Bobbies Monday evening 23-12 to improve their season record to 4-2. The Lady Mule defense held Dimmitt scoreless in the first period.
Anzley Rodriguez passed to Anahi Barrera for a drive down the lane and the first two points of the game. Katelyn Kelley put back an offensive rebound to end the first period with the Lady Mules leading 4-0.
Dimmitt struck back fast in the second period to knot the game at 4-4. Daniella Moran saw Barrera was open at the elbow and tossed her the ball for a driving lay up down the lane. Barrera was not selfish and set a screen for Tatum Hasley to break open for a drive to the hoop.
Dimmitt made a pair of free throws to end the half trailing the Lady Mules 8-6.
The second half was all Lady Mules with Barrera making a steal and driving the floor for a lay up. Hasley was fouled after a Dimmitt hoop and made one free throw. Kristian Arzola set up Barrera with a pass for a driving lay up for a 13-8 Lady Mule lead.
Barrera score from the elbow with three minutes left in the third quarter. Hasley was fouled while shooting and made one free throw. The Lady Mules led 16-8 with one period left to play.
Arzola drove the lane for the first basket of the final quarter. Barrera made a free throw after being fouled on a put-back attempt. Barrera then scored on an in bound play to extend the Lady Mule lead to 21-8 with just over two minutes left to play.
The Bobbies broke their scoring drought in the fourth period with 1:40 left to play.
Grace Leal drove from the left wing for the Lady Mules final basket.
Barrera led the Lady Mules with 13 points and Hasley finished with four points. Leal, Kelley and Arzola scored two points each.
The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield to play the Lady Cats Monday night and will play in the Friona Tournament January 14-16. The Lady Mules return to Friona January 18 for a regular season game.