JV Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-29-2016)
The JV Mules caged the Bobcats of Dimmitt Friday night by a final score of 45-38. The Mules jumped out to a 27-15 first half lead and then cruised in the second half for the 45-38 win.
Kevin Gonzales got the Mules started with a basket 20 seconds into the game. Mikey Lozano second twice in the first quarter and Kevin Mendoza nailed a 3-pointer. Tre Villa, Coleman Preston and Javy Perez each added a basket to give the Mules a dominant 15-7 lead.
Preston took a pass from Jacob Kettner for the opening the hoop of the second period. Reese Orozco then dropped in a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Javy Perez chipped in a free throw and JoJo Rejino hit a 15-foot jumper. He later chipped in a charity toss. Eric Herrera sank a trey from the wing to give the Mules a 27-15 lead at the half.
Dimmitt came out firing in the third quarter and chipped one point off the Mule lead. Mendoza finished a fast break for the Mules first hoop of the second half. J. Perez scored on a pass from Isaiah Perez and then converted a free throw for an old-fashion three-point play. Orozco sank his second 3-pointer of the game.
The Mules led 35-24 going into the final period. Villa opened the final quarter with a trey from the wing. Kettner also dropped in a 3-pointer. Orozco made two free throws as a result of a pair of technical fouls by the Bobcats. Lozano made a steal and drove the floor for the Mules final hoop of the game.
Orozco led the Mules in scoring with eight points. J. Perez and Lozano finished with six points each. Mendoza and Villa dropped in five points each. Preston added four points. Kettner, Herrera and Rejino scored three points each. Gonzalez chipped in two points for the Mules.
The Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday night to play the Wildcats and stay on the road Friday to play the Friona Chieftains for the second time.