Mules vs. Friona & Shallowater (1-31 & 2-3-2017)
The Mules dominated the Friona Chieftainsnight 62-29. The Mules out ran Friona 13-2 in the opening period to set the stage for the balance of the evening. But Shallowater roughed up the Mules Friday night 63-56.
Donovan Gutierrez scored just seconds into the game after the Mules controlled the tip. A minute later Gutierrez was sinking a second hoop. Tre Villa sank a trey from the corner. Dagen Dunham heated up and put back a rebound. He sank a 3-pointer from the corner before the first quarter ended.
Jesse Leal scored from 15 feet to start the second quarter. Romeo Reyes finished a fast break. Dunham made his second trey and finished the half with a pair of baskets. Gutierrez finished a fast break. Beto Diaz chipped in a free throw and scored in the paint. Mario Flores made a free throw to end the half with the Mules leading 34-12.
Dunham scored to start the third quarter and had added two more baskets before the period ended. Gutierrez made a layup and scored from 12 feet. Diaz made three charity tosses. Eric Herrera dropped in a trey from the corner. Leal scored with time running out. The Mules led 52-21 at the end of three quarters.
Dunham went coast-to-coast for a layup to start the final quarter. Gutierrez made a hoop. Jason Florez and Diaz each sank 3-pointers as time ran out in the game.
Dunham led the Mules with 22 points. Gutierrez finished with 12 points. Diaz scored nine points. Leal made four points. Herrera, Villa, and Florez scored three points each. Reyes and Javy Perez dropped in two points each. Flores chipped in one point.
Villa made a pair of free throws to break the scoring ice for the Mules against Shallowater. Leal scored from eight feet. Diaz made a free throw, and Gutierrez made back-to-back hoops. Dunham drained a trey and then added a basket. The Mules trailed Shallowater 23-13.
The Mules chipped one point off the Shallowater lead in the second period. Dunham made a pair of baskets before stealing a Mustang inbound pass and dunking the ball. Flores chipped in a pair of free throws. Diaz and Florez each scored a hoop before the half ended. The Mules trailed 34-25.
The Mules made a run at the Mustangs in the third quarter. Dunham scored three baskets. Gutierrez completed a three-point play by making his free throw after being fouled while scoring. Diaz made two free throws before sinking a trey. Florez dropped in a 3-pointer. The Mules trailed 42-39 entering the final frame.
Dunham put back a rebound to start the last quarter. He added a second hoop before the game ended. Flores and Gutierrez each scored a basket. Diaz dropped in a trey from the corner and later chipped in a pair of free throws. Florez dropped in three charity tosses.
Dunham paced the Mules with 21 points. Diaz finished with 13 points, and Florez scored 11 points. Gutierrez made nine points. Flores dropped in four points. Leal and Villa chipped in two points each.
The Mules traveled to Lubbock Rooseveltnight to play the Roosevelt Eagles. The will go to Littlefield Friday night to battle the Wildcats. The Mules will wrap up their regular season night when they host the Idalou Wildcats at .