8th Lady Mules vs. Tulia & MJHS Tourny (1-25&28&30-2016)
The eighth grade Lady Mules had to over come a large deficit Monday evening against the Tulia Lady Hornets. Val Toscano scored the Lady Mules only point in the first quarter against Tulia. The Hornets led 10-1 but the Lady Mules came back to win 22-17.
The Lady Mules lost their opening round game in the Muleshoe Invitational Tournament 38-12 to the Morton Maidens Thursday evening but bounced back Saturday morning to defeat the Olton Fillies 23-12.
The Lady Mules lost their third place game to the Melrose Lady Buffs by just four points.
The Lady Mules had cut their deficit to Tulia to 13-12 by the end of the second period. Anahi Sandoval got the come back started with a free throw 10 seconds into the second period. She later dropped in a basket along with a second free throw.
Toscano went coast-to-coast for a lay up. She later sank a free throw and drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Jill Rojas chipped in a free throw as the Lady Mules out scored the Hornets 11-3 to slash the lead.
Tulia hung on to their lead by out scoring the Lady Mules 3-2 in the third quarter. Emily Mora scored the Lady Mules only basket in the third quarter.
The Lady Mules took over in the final frame with Valeria Carreaga making two baskets to give the Lady Mules the lead for good. Sandoval and Kehvia Edwards each added a hoop for the win.
Toscano led the Lady Mules with seven points and Sandoval finished right behind her with six points. Carreaga scored all four of her points in the final period. Mora and Edwards added two points each and Rojas chipped in one point.
Against the Morton Maidens Thursday afternoon Sandoval scored five points. Mia Reyna dropped in three points and Mora added two points. Edwards and Rojas chipped in a free throw each.
The Lady Mules stampeded the Olton Fillies 23-12 Saturday morning to play in the game for third place.
Sandoval dropped in a free throw to get the Lady Mules started. Rojas hit a six-foot baseline jumper and the Lady Mules trailed 6-3 after one quarter.
Rojas hit from 15 feet to cut the Olton lead to 6-5. Joceline Ramirez drove the floor to answer a pair of free throws by the Fillies. Olton made a basket with 30 seconds left in the half to lead the Lady Mules 10-7.
Mia Reyna scored in the paint in the third period to cut the Fillies’ lead to 10-9. Rojas scored on a in bound play to give the Lady Mules the lead for good. Toscano sank a buzzer-beater trey that seemed to take the fight out of the Fillies.
The Lady Mules led 14-10 to start the final period.
Rojas took a pass from Edwards and scored in the paint. Sandoval was fouled and made one of her free throws. Reyna sank a six-foot jumper inside the free throw line. Ramirez dropped in and 18-foot basket and Reyna sank a baseline jumper to end the game.
Rojas led the Lady Mules with eight points and Reyna made all six of her points in the second half. Ramirez added four points and Toscano hit a 3-pointer. Sandoval chipped in two points.
The Lady Mules lost their third place game to the Melrose Lady Buffs by just four points but stats were not available at press time. The game conflicted with the Mules championship game.
The Lady Mules hosted the Littlefield Lady Cats Monday evening. They will close out their season February 8 when they host the Friona Maidens.