JV Mules vs. Friona (2-5-2015)
The JV Mules eased away from the Friona Chiefs one point in the first period and a second point in the second period. The Mules led 22-20 at the half. The Mules took over the game after the break to defeat the Chiefs 59-34.
Kevin Gonzales got the Mules started with a lay up in the first period. He added a second basket before the quarter ended. Mikey Lozano finished a fast break and Reese Orozco sank a 3-pointer from the wing. Javy Perez hit a pair of baskets and Coleman Preston ended the first period with a hoop in the paint. The Mules led 15-14 after one quarter.
Neither team was as productive in the second period. Orozca made a pair from the charity line. Isaiah Perez took a pass from Ean Hasley to score from 10 feet. Gonzales battled his way through a foul for a lay up and then converted the free throw. The Mules led 22-20 at the intermission.
Perez made a steal and scored to start the third period. He added a free throw and another basket before the period ended. Lozano went coast-to-coast for a hoop and added two more baskets before the quarter ended.
Orozco sank a pair of free throws and hit a short jumper. Mendoza sank a 3-pointer and Preston stuck back a rebound. The Mules out scored Friona 20-6 for a 42-26 lead with one quarter left to play.
Preston turned up the inside heat in the final quarter for four baskets and one free throw. Gonzales made back-to-back lay ups and Perez put back a rebound just prior to the game ending.
Preston led the Mules with 13 points. J. Perez and Gonzales finished with 11 points each. Orozco had nine points and Lozano made eight points. I. Perez scored four points and Mendoza chipped in three points.
The Mules hosted the Tulia Hornets Tuesday night and will take on the Shallowater Mustangs Friday night when they visit the New Muleshoe High School Gymnasium.