8th Mules vs. Shallowater (12-12-2016)
The Shallowater Mustangs ran a full-court press from the opening tip to the final buzzer against the eighth-grade Mules. Shallowater won the game 44-14.
Victor Velasquez dropped in a free throw for the Mules only score in the opening quarter. The same time frame saw the Mustangs post 11 points.
The Mules did better in the second quarter with Victor Velasquez scoring a hoop 15 seconds into the period. Joey Martinez added a basket with 1:20 remaining in the half. JT Toscano chipped in a free throw just before the end of the half. The Mules trailed 18-9 at the intermission.
Toscano made the Mules only basket of the third period.
Velasquez blocked a shot and Joe Gutierrez took the ball to the other end and scored a basket. Velasquez made the Mules final two hoops of the game.
Velasquez led the Mules with seven points. Toscano added three points. Martinez and Gutierrez chipped in two points each. The Mules will now take the Christmas break and will return to action in the new year on January 9 when they travel to Littlefield to play the Wildcats. Lubbock Roosevelt canceled the January 2 game with the Mules.