Lady Mules vs. Shallowater & Dimmitt (1-26&29-2016)
The Lady Mules had a tough final week of January with losses to both the district leading Shallowater Fillies and the third place Dimmitt Bobbies. The Lady Mules had a good first period against Shallowater but the Fillies owned the game after that to defeat the Lady Mules 61-32.
The Lady Mules played the Bobbies much closer and led briefly several times. The Bobbies nailed a pair of treys in the final period to defeat the Lady Mules 28-25. Dimmitt made eight 3-pointers, two free throws and only one two-pointer.
Conley Niblett made one of her two free throws early in the first period for the Lady Mules first point. Sadie Sudduth made a steal and drove the floor for a lay up. Yvonne Diaz took a cross-lane pass from Niblett to score from the blocks.
Desi Gutierrez line up a trey and pulled the trigger 40 seconds before the first period ended. Brittney Mendoza finished a fast break just before the first period ended. The Lady Mules trailed 12-10 after the first eight minutes of the game.
Sa. Sudduth made a pair from the charity line to tie the game at 12-12 five seconds into the second period. Reagan Reynolds took a pass from Niblett for a fast break hoop. Diaz scored in the paint and Sa. Sudduth made a lay up. Emily Precure finished a fast break.
Shallowater out scored the Lady Mules 22-10 in the second period to claim a 34-20 half time advantage.
The Fillies out ran the Lady Mules 27-12 in the second half.
Sa. Sudduth paced the Lady Mules with eight points. Sydnie Sudduth made seven of eight free throws in the second half for her seven points. Niblett and Diaz dropped in four points each and Gutierrez finished with three points. Mendoza, Reynolds and Precure chipped in two points each.
Sa. Sudduth made one free throw to start the Dimmitt game Friday night. Niblett made one hoop for the Lady Mules three first period points. Dimmitt hit a pair of treys and one hoop to lead the Lady Mules 8-3 after one quarter.
Reynolds finished a fast break to start the Lady Mules second period. Sa. Sudduth made a pair of free throws. Precure finished the quarter with a fast break lay up. The Bobbies made two more 3-pointers to hang on to a 14-9 lead.
Sy. Sudduth sank a 3-pointer to crank up the Lady Mule offense in the third quarter. Fifteen seconds later Sy. Sudduth tied the game at 14-14 with a pair of free throws. Niblett stuck back an offensive rebound to put the Lady Mules in front for the first time.
The Bobbies made a pair of treys before Sa. Sudduth hit from behind the arc. She gave the Lady Mules a 21-20 lead at the end of the third period with a pair of free throws.
The Bobbies rained down two last treys in the fourth period along with two free throws for the win. Precure tied the game at 23-23 with a short jumper from the baseline. Mendoza chipped in two free throws and the Lady Mules could not score again in the game.
Sa. Sudduth led the Lady Mules with eight points and Sy. Sudduth finished with five points. Precure and Niblett dropped in four points each. Reynolds and Mendoza chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday to battle the Lady Cats. The Lady Mules will stay on the road and travel to Friona Friday February 5 to play the Squaws. They will wrap up their regular season February 9 when they host the Tulia Hornets.