7th Mules vs. Slaton (1-30-2017)
Full court pressure by the seventh-grade Mules in the final period allowed them to overtake the Slaton Tigers. Daniel Avila stole the Slaton inbound pass after the Mules had scored and gently put the ball above the rim and off the glass for the go-ahead basket.
Avila scored with 45 seconds left in the game with the Mules leading 20-19. The Mules won the game 22-20.
Jeremiah Barron made all four of the Mules’ first period points. Josh Estraca took an assist from Avila and scored late in the second quarter. Chupi Fabela chipped in a free throw. The Mules trailed Slaton 8-7 at the intermission.
Slaton outscored the Mules in the third period 6-4 to lead the Mules 14-11. Barron kept the Mules close with two hoops.
Barron opened the final frame with the Mules first two baskets and free throw to tie the game at 16-16. Avila put the Mules ahead 18-16 with a hoop at the two-minute mark. He again put the Mules ahead 20-19 with 45 seconds left on the clock. Zack Hasley scored the Mules final basket for the win.
Barron set the Mules scoring pace with 13 points. Avila scored all four of his points in the final period. Estraca and Hasley scored two points each. Fabela chipped in one free throw.
The Mules hosted Friona in their final home game Monday night and will travel to Shallowater to close out their season February 13.