Mules vs. Roosevelt & Littlefield (2-6 & 10-2017)
The Mules had little trouble defeating the Lubbock Roosevelt Eaglesevening. The Mules downed the Eagles 68-43. But night proved to be problematic for the Mules when they went against the Littlefield Wildcats. Littlefield defeated the Mules 57-48.
Jason Florez finally got the Mules started against the Eagles with a layup. Florez had added two more baskets before the first quarter ended. Dagen Dunham chipped in a free throw.
Jesse Leal finished a fast break and dropped in a 10-foot jumper. Beto Diaz ended the first quarter with a hoop on an in-bound play. The Mules led 13-6 after one period.
Florez scored on a fast break to start the second quarter. Diaz fed him the ball for a second basket. Diaz and Leal finished fast breaks with layups. Dunham dominated the lane and scored six buckets in the second period. The Mules had outscored Roosevelt 23-10 in the second frame to lead the Eagles 36-16.
Leal picked an Eagles pocket and drove to the hoop. Romeo Reyes, Tre Villa, and Diaz each scored a bucket in the third period. Flores scored a pair of baskets. Dunham drove the floor for a pair of hoops and put back a rebound. The Mules led 54-25 with one quarter left to play.
Dunham opened the final period with a three-point play. He later added a basket and sank a trey. Diaz scored from the elbow. Florez and Villa each scored a hoop before the game ended.
Dunham paced the Mules with 25 points. Florez dropped in 12 points. Leal and Diaz added eight points each. Flores finished with seven points. Villa scored four points, and Reyes chipped in two points.
Diaz finally puts the Mules on the board with five and a half minutes left in the first period. Florez made a pair of free throws. Dunham hit a jump shot and ended the first quarter with a free throw. The Mules trailed Littlefield 14-7 after one frame.
Leal opened the second period with a pair from the charity line. Diaz made two hoops. Villa and Dunham made a basket each. The Mules trailed 25-17 at the half.
Donovan Gutierrez scored forty seconds into the third period. Dunham put back a rebound and made three free throws. Flores chipped in three charity tosses, and Diaz added two. Florez scored the Mules final hoop of the quarter. The Mules trailed 44-31 with eight minutes left to play.
Flores scored a layup and chipped in a pair of free throws. Gutierrez scored a pair of hoops, and Diaz dropped in three baskets. Dunham made a free throw, and Florez scored the Mules final basket of the game.
Diaz led the Mules 14 points, and Dunham added 11 points. Flores finished with seven points. Gutierrez and Florez made six points each. Villa and Leal chipped in two points each.
The Mules hosted the Idalou Wildcats in the two teams final regular season game. A win by the Mules would keep them in playoff contention.