Monday, December 19, 2016

Lady Mules vs. Littlefield & Idalu (12-12&16-2016)

Lady Mules vs. Littlefield & Idalu (12-12&16-2016)

The Lady Mules split their first two district games of the 2016-2017 district basketball season. The Lady Mules traveled to Littlefield Tuesday evening and defeated the Lady Cats 41-35. But Friday night’s game did not turn out as well for the Lady Mules on their home floor.

The Idalou Lady Cats dropped 54 points on the Lady Mules for a 54-41 win. The Lady Mules are now 1-1 is District 2-3A competition. 

The Lady Mules showed no fear Tuesday night in Littlefield as they attacked the basket. Two good things came from the aggression. The Lady Mules scored 17 points, and they put the Lady Cat scoring machine, Kaylee Edgemon, on the bench with two quick fouls.

Sadie Sudduth started the Lady Mules off with a drive to the hoop with only 45 seconds off the clock. She later added a second hoop and sank a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. 

Sydnie Sudduth drove twice, and Edgemon fouled her both times. She sank all four free throws. Keely Dunham took over control of the paint. Dunham made an up-and-under move to score her first hoop and then put back a pair of errant shots by teammates.

The Lady Mules led 17-6 at the end of the first period. 

The Lady Cats changed their defensive scheme and held the Lady Mules to five points in the second period while scoring 11. Littlefield trailed the Lady Mules 22-17 at the end of the first half. 

The Lady Mules returned to the floor and added to their lead by outscoring the Lady Cats 8-5 in the third period. Lilly Barrera scored at the game-ending buzzer to break the Lady Mules even in the final period and hold the Lady Cats at bay. 

Sa. Sudduth paced the Lady Mules with 13 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Sy. Sudduth scored nine points; she made one assist, grabbed six rebounds, and made four steals. Dunham dropped in eight points, pulled down six rebounds, and made one steal.

Barrera added six points and grabbed one rebound. Emily Precure had two points, five rebounds, and one steal. Yvonne Diaz also had two points, one assist, and two rebounds. Reagan Reynolds chipped in one point and hauled in four rebounds. 

Friday night everything seemed to be reversed when the Idalou version of the Lady Cats played the Lady Mules. 

Idalou raced out to a 17-6 lead in the opening period and continued to roll in the second quarter by dropping in 21 for a 38-20 lead by the intermission. The Cats sank six treys in the first half. 

Sa. Sudduth nailed the Lady Mules only trey of the first half early in the second quarter. She later added a bucket. Barrera, Diaz, and Dunham each chipped in a basket in the second quarter. Precure sank two free throws and Sy. Sudduth dropped in a charity toss.

The Lady Mules tried to make a run in the final quarter by outscoring the Cats 10-2. 

Sa. Sudduth finished the night with 19 points that included six free throws, four hoops, and one trey. She also grabbed one rebound and made one steal. Sy. Sudduth finished with four points, one assist, and grabbed three rebounds.

Dunham also finished with four points, blocked a shot, and pulled down three rebounds. Precure scored three points, grabbed one rebound, and made one steal. Brittany Mendoza drained a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Dunham chipped in two points, blocked a shot, and snagged three rebounds. Barrera also chipped in two points and grabbed one rebound. 

The Lady Mules traveled to Dimmitt Tuesday night to play the Dimmitt Bobbies and then will go to Seagraves December 29 to battle the Lady Eagles. The Lady Mules will begin the 2017 portion of the season January 3 in Slaton against the Tigerettes.

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