Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt (12-20-2016)
The Dimmitt Bobbies proved to be no match for the Lady Mules Tuesday evening in the Muleshoe High School Gymnasium. The Lady Mules improved to 8-7 on the season and 2-1 in District 2-3A.
The Lady Mules trailed by two points after the first quarter but began to blow open the game in the second period. The Lady Mules held a 24-18 lead at the end of the first half and finished the night by defeating the Bobbies 43-35.
Emily Precure got the Lady Mules off to a fast start by sinking a 3-pointer 25 seconds into the game. The Bobbies got hot from behind the arc after that and hit three treys and a deuce during the first period.
Keely Dunham scored with an up-and-under move. Sadie Sudduth drove to the hoop for a layup and later hit a free throw. Sydnie Sudduth chipped in a free throw before the period ended. The Lady Mules trailed 11-9 after the first eight minutes of play.
Sa. Sudduth spotted up from behind the arc 40 seconds into the second period. She later added a layup. Sy. Sudduth had sunk a trey and a short jumper before the half ended. Reagan Reynolds made a baseline jumper. Yvonne Diaz finished with a free throw and scored in the paint with time running out. The Lady Mules had opened a 24-18 lead by the intermission.
Precure sank her second trey of the game to start the second half. The Lady Mule aggressive defense all but shut down the Bobbies and held them to four points. Sa. Sudduth made a layup and chipped in a pair of free throws before the third quarter ended.
Lilly Barrera was fouled shooting and made both free throws. She added a layup with just 10 seconds left in the quarter. Sy. Sudduth hit a trey from the top of the key. The Lady Mules led 36-22 when the final period started.
Diaz completed an old fashion three-point play by making her free throw after battling her way through a foul for a layup. She chipped in two more free throws before the game ended. Sa. Sudduth made a layup with an assist from Sy Sudduth.
Sa. Sudduth had a game-high 14 points along with five assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Diaz finished with eight points, one assist, one blocked shot, five rebounds, and two steals. Sy. Sudduth made seven points, one assist, two rebounds, and one steal.
Precure added two 3-pointers for six points and made three steals. Barrera dropped in four points, pulled down three rebounds, and made two steals. Dunham scored two points and grabbed eight rebounds. Reynolds chipped in two points, snagged one rebound, and one steal.
The Lady Mules will take a five-day Christmas break before starting back to practice. The Lady Mules will travel to Seagraves December 29, to play the Lady Eagles at . The Lady Mules return to district action January 3, 2017, when they travel to Slaton to play the Tigerettes at .