8th Mules vs. Slaton (1-30-2017)
The eighth-grade Mules made a run at the Slaton Tigers in the second period, but the Mules came up short in the game. The Mules went down to defeat 31-20.
Joe Gutierrez made the Mules first basket less than a minute into the game. Cesar Enriquez drained a 3-pointer. The Mules trailed 8-5 after one quarter.
Gutierrez scored on a fast break to get the Mules started in the second period. Eli Macias had dropped in a pair of hoops before Gutierrez made the Mules final basket that put the Mules on top 13-12 at the intermission.
Slaton shut out the Mules in the third quarter and poured in 17 points for a 29-13 lead with one period left to play.
Joey Martinez chipped in a free throw to start the final quarter. Gutierrez had added a charity toss before Riley Kettner nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing. Martinez scored the Mules’ final basket.
The Mules hosted Friona Monday for the Mules last home appearance, and they will travel to Shallowater to close out the season February 13.