9th Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-23-2017)
The freshmen Mules ran out to a 14-point lead in the first halfevening against the Dimmitt Bobcats. The Mules held on in the second half to defeat the Bobcats 42-36.
Cristian Bustillos made a pair of charity tosses to get the Mules started one minute into the game. Kelan Florez scored two baskets while patrolling the paint late in the opening period. The Mules led 6-4 after the first quarter.
The Mules caught fire in the second period and outscored Dimmitt 18-6.
Ricky Diaz picked a Bobcat’s pocket and drove the floor for a layup to crank up the Mules in the second quarter. Matthew Alarcon chipped in a free throw and later made a short jumper.
Carter McCamish sank a trey. Derek Barron stole an inbounds pass and tossed to McCamish for a short jumper. He had made five points in just 10 seconds.
Jacob Barron nailed a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter. He later made a free throw and sank a jumper seconds before the half ended. Aaron Venzor dropped in a pair of free throws late in the quarter.
The Mules led 24-10 at the intermission.
J. Barron chipped in a free throw to get the Mules started in the second half. He later made a hoop. Jimmy Villa made a layup, but then the Mules went cold while Dimmitt scored six points.
McCamish broke the Mules’ scoring drought by chipping in a free throw. Florez scored in the paint. D. Barron just beat the buzzer with a layup after making a steal. The Mules led 34-22 with one quarter remaining to play.
D. Barron finished a fast break with just under five minutes left in the game. Elio Sanchez put back a rebound for a hoop. Villa finished the scoring for the Mules with two baskets.
J. Barron led the Mules with nine points. McCamish, Villa, and Florez scored six points each. D. Barron added four points, and Alarcon dropped in three points. Diaz, Venzor, Bustillos, and Sanchez chipped in two points each.
The Mules traveled to Slatonevening to play the Tigers and return home on February 6 to host the Braves. That will be the Mules final home appearance.