JV Mules vs. Friona & Shallowater (1-31 & 2-3-2017)
The JV Mules dominated the Friona Chiefs 50-12evening in Friona. Friday the Mules hosted the Shallowater Mustangs and lost the game 50-36.
Julian Astorga got started early against Friona with a pair of free throws. He later added a basket. Raul Sierra scored a hoop. Brady Martinez put back a rebound and had added a second basket before the quarter ended.
Luke Del Toro sank a trey. Jacob Kettner put back an offensive rebound, and Izaiah Perez completed an old fashion three-point play. The Mules led 18-4 after one quarter.
Wyatt Parker scored a pair of hoops in the second period. Astorga scored one basket and later chipped in a free throw. Kettner closed out the half with a basket. The Mules led 27-8 at the half.
Astorga owned the third quarter for the Mules with two hoops and a pair of free throws. Luke Leal drained a 3-pointer to put the Mules on top 36-10 with one period left to play.
Israel Vasquez made a basket and dropped in a trey in the final quarter. Kettner, Perez, Ethan Villa, and Adrian Bustillos each scored a hoop. Parker chipped in a free throw.
Astorga paced the Mules with 13 points. Kettner finished with six points. Vasquez, Parker, and Perez each added five points. Martinez made all four of his points in the first quarter. Leal and Del Toro score three points each. Villa and Sierra chipped in two points each.
The Mules fell behind in the opening period against Shallowater. Sierra went coast-to-coast for the Mules opening basket. Astorga put back a rebound, and Del Toro chipped in a free throw. The Mules trailed 9-5 after one quarter.
Sierra chipped in a free throw and added a basket before the half ended. Martinez and Vasquez made a hoop each. Kettner chipped in three free throws. The Mules trailed 27-15 at the half.
Del Toro had the hot hand for the Mules in the third quarter with a pair of treys and a hoop. Kettner put back a rebound, and Martinez chipped in a free throw. The Mules had cut one point off the Shallowater lead. The Mules trailed 37-26 with one quarter left to play.
Del Toro made four free throws in the last quarter. Astorga made two free throws and added a hoop. Villa scored the Mules final basket.
Del Toro led the Mules with 13 points. Astorga added six points. Sierra and Kettner dropped in six points each. Martinez finished with three points. Villa and Vasquez made two points each.
The Mules traveled to Lubbock Rooseveltto play the Eagles and will travel to Littlefield to battle the Wildcats Friday night. The Mules will host Idalou February 14 for the final game of the season.