9th Mules vs. Slaton (1-30-2017)
The Mules fell behind in the first period and could never make up the lost ground. The Mules lost to Slaton 58-32 Monday evening.
The Mules were trailing 8-0 before Jacob Barron drove the baseline for a basket. Derek Barron sank a trey from the corner to cut the Tigers’ lead 5-10. Jimmy Villa and Aaron Venzor each had scored before the first quarter ended. The Mules trailed 16-9.
D. Barron stole a Tiger inbound pass and drove for a basket. Villa hit from the elbow. J. Barron chipped in a free throw and putback an offensive rebound to cut the Slaton lead to 21-16. Venzor scored to beat the buzzer. The Mules trailed 26-18 at the half.
Villa made a pair of free throws to open the second half. Cristian Bustillos sank a hoop and later chipped in a free throw. Kelan Florez put back an offensive rebound and Villa scored the Mules final basket. The Mules were down 49-27 with one quarter left to play.
D. Barron chipped in a free throw to start the final quarter. Villa made the Mules only basket and Florez made a free throw.
Villa led the Mules with 10 points. D. Barron added six points, and J. Barron dropped in five points. Venzor made four points. Bustillos and Florez scored three points each.
The Mules hosted Friona Monday night for their final home appearance and will travel to Shallowater February 13 to close out the season.