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By Delton Wilhite

The eighth grade Lady Mules used full-court pressure to overpower the Slaton Tigerettes Monday evening 47-11. The Lady Mules jumped out to a 16-2 lead at the end of one period and then coasted to the win.
Natalie Ambriz got the Lady Mules started with a hoop 50 seconds into the game. She added two more baskets before the period ended. Alina Elizarraraz dropped in three buckets. Paige Parker drove coast-to-coast for a layup, and Kayla Soto scored on an inbounds play. The Lady Mules led 16-2 after one quarter.
Slaton remained in shock as the Lady Mule defense continued to apply pressure the full 94 feet of the court. Slaton only scored two points in the second frame. Elizarraraz put back an offensive rebound to crank the Lady Mule offense in the second quarter.
Kayla Sierra took a feed from Ambriz to score a basket. Ambriz, Soto, and Parker each scored a bucket before the intermission. The Lady Mules led 26-4 at the halftime break.
Elizarraraz led off for the Lady Mules in the third period with a basket. Parker scored twice, and Genesis Vasquez dropped in a hoop. Ambriz chipped in a free throw and added a bucket. The Lady Mules had extended their lead to 37-10 after three periods.
Kylee Villa scored just 10 seconds into the final period. Parker, Soto, Ambriz, and Makayla Toscano scored a basket each in the last quarter.
Ambriz finished the day with 13 points. Elizarraraz and Parker added 10 points each. Soto dropped in six points. Villa, Vasquez, Sierra, and Toscano scored two points each. All eight Lady Mules scored in the game.
The Lady Mules traveled to Friona and played the Maidens Monday evening. The Lady Mules will host the Shallowater Fillies December 11.

Rhea Gonzales


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