Lady Mules vs. Friona & Shallowater (1-31 & 2-3-2017)
The Lady Mules dominated the Friona Squaws 59-39night in Friona. The Lady Mules returned home Friday night and never found their rhythm against the Shallowater Fillies. The Fillies defeated the Lady Mules 47-34.
The Lady Mules got off to a slow start in the opening period against the Squaws and fell behind 9-5. Keely Dunham put back a rebound for the Lady Mules first points of the game. Sydnie Sudduth sank an eight-foot jumper and later chipped in a free throw.
The Lady Mules heated up in the second period and buried the Squaws with an 18-8 run to lead Friona 24-17 at the half.
Sy. Sudduth scored from the elbow. Sadie Sudduth tied the game at 9-9 with a bucket and later chipped in a free throw. Emily Precure scored a hoop. Yvonne Diaz made two free throws and completed a three-point play before the quarter ended. Sy. Sudduth sank back-to-back treys to put the Lady Mules on top to stay.
Reagan Reynolds sank a 3-pointer from the baseline. Precure chipped in a free throw and later sank a trey. Marilyn Melendez put back a rebound. Sadie Sudduth made back-to-back hoops. Lilly Barrera chipped in a pair of free throws. Sydnie Sudduth made a charity toss and sank a trey. The Lady Mules led Friona 43-30 at the end of three quarters.
Sa. Sudduth made the Lady Mules first basket of the final period, and she later chipped in a free throw. Barrera was two-for-two from the charity line. Sy. Sudduth made all six of her free throw attempts. Precure sank three free throws and Melendez chipped in two.
Sy. Sudduth paced the Lady Mules with 21 points. Sa. Sudduth scored 10 points, and Precure added nine points. Diaz made all five of her points in the second quarter. Melendez and Barrera dropped in four points each. Reynolds sank a trey for three points, and Dunham chipped in two points.
Shallowater controlled the tempo of the game Friday night and outscored the Lady Mules 9-6 in the first quarter. Sa. Sudduth jumpstarted the Lady Mules with a basket. Sy. Sudduth made a pair of free throws and Reynolds scored just before the quarter ended.
Sa. Sudduth caught fire in the second period. She went coast-to-coast for a layup to start the quarter. Twenty seconds later she dropped in a trey and then added a basket. Diaz scored in the paint and chipped in a free throw. The Lady Mules had tied the game at 16-16 at the intermission.
Shallowater took control of the contest in the second half. Sa. Sudduth gave the Lady Mules a brief lead by making the first hoop of the second half. She later went coast-to-coast for a basket. Precure added a charity toss to end the quarter. Shallowater led the Lady Mules 26-21 with one quarter left to play.
Precure made a basket and later sank a trey in the final frame. Sy Sudduth put back a rebound. Sa. Sudduth dropped in a trey and then added three free throws.
Sa. Sudduth led the Lady Mules with a game-high 19 points. Precure added six points and Sy. Sudduth dropped in four points. Diaz made three points, and Reynolds chipped in two points.
The Lady Mules final regular season game was played at Lubbock Rooseveltnight.