By Delton Wilhite
The JV Lady Mules dropped their opening basketball game of the season on the road in Abernathy 32-24 to the Lady Lopes. The Lady Mules hosted the Sundown Roughettes Saturday morning.
The Roughettes proved to be too much for the Lady Mules and left town with a 35-15 win.
Kinsey Parker broke the scoring ice for the Lady Mules against Sundown with a hoop two minutes prior to the end of the first period. Anna Phillips scored from the blocks, and the Lady Mules trailed Sundown 9-4 after one quarter.
Perla Vasquez chipped in a two-pointer one minute before the intermission and Valeria Carreaga added a free throw. The Lady Mules were down 18-7 at the half.
Valeri Toscano was on the receiving end of an inbound pass and immediately drove to the hoop three minutes into the third period. Parker picked up a loose ball near midcourt and fired a pass to Kayla Torres on the baseline for a hoop. The Lady Mules trailed 26-11 with one period left to play.
Phillips working on the blocks turned a scored to get the Lady Mules started in the final period. Sundown scored one free throw and four consecutive hoops before the game ended. Torres made the Lady Mules final hoop at the buzzer.
Anna Phillips and Kayla Torres led the Lady Mules with four points each Saturday morning. Perla Vasquez, Kinsey Parker, and Valerie Toscano scored two points each. Valeria Carreaga chipped in one point.
The freshmen Lady Mules played in the junior high gym at the same time the JV was playing in the high school gym. The freshmen Lady Mules defeated Sundown 39-10.
The JV Lady Mules traveled to Olton Tuesday evening and will play in the Seagraves Eagles Tournament November 16 and 18.