By Delton Wilhite
The Lady Mules hosted the Levelland Loboettes Monday evening in an early Thanksgiving week game. The Lady Mules went down to defeat 51-35.
Keely Dunham and Yvonne Diaz attempted to provide an answer to the Loboettes in the opening period. Diaz made on basket and Dunham made a pair of hoops and two free throws. The Lady Mules trailed Levelland 1-8 after one quarter.
Dunham only found the hoop once in the second period. Diaz dropped in a pair of free throws, and Anahi Barrera added a basket. The Lady Mules trailed 27-14 at the intermission.
The Lady Mule defense held Levelland to just ten points in the third quarter. But the Lady Mules could not cut into the Levelland lead. Brooke Garza led the charge for the Lady Mules in the third period as he sandwiched a free throw in between a pair of hoops for five points. Diaz added a basket, and the Lady Mules trailed 37-21 after three-quarters of play.
The Lady Mules got their offense untracked in the final quarter to score 14 points. Brianna Barron, A. Barrera, Garza, and Dunham each made a basket. Diaz dropped in a pair of free throws and two hoops.
Diaz led the Lady Mules with 12 points. Dunham finished with 10 points. Garza finished with seven points. A. Barrera dropped in four points, and Barron chipped in two points.
The JV Lady Mules also fell to Levelland 38-18.
The Lady Mules traveled to Portales Tuesday evening to play the Lady Rams. The Lady Mules will compete in the Nazareth Invitational Tournament November 30, December 1, and December 2.