JV Lady Mules defeat Lady Cats 40-19

By Delton Wilhite
Sportswriter

The JV Lady Mules started slowly in their opening game of district play against the Littlefield Lady Cats Tuesday night in the New Muleshoe High School Gymnasium.

Photo by Norman Brantley

Photo by Norman Brantley

But the Lady Mules stepped up their defense, and the offense fed off the defense for a 40-19 win for a 1-0 district record.
The Idalou Lady Cats turned the tables on the Lady Mules. The Lady Mules dropped to 1-1 in the district with a 57-18 loss to Idalou.
Maddison Price scored with a short baseline jumper five minutes into the game. Joceline Ramirez added a second hoop late in the first quarter. The Lady Mules trailed Littlefield 4-5 after one period.
The Lady Mules took over the game in the second frame. Citlalli Vargez opened the period with a hoop with an assist from Kinsey Parker. She later chipped in a free throw. Kayla Torres made two baskets as did Parker. Valeri Toscano dropped in one hoop. The Lady Mules outscored Littlefield 13-7 to take a 17-12 to the dressing room at the half.
The Lady Mule defense was relentless in the third period and held the Lady Cats scoreless. Vargez caught fire with three hoops in the quarter and Price made a pair of hoops and sank a charity toss. The Lady Mules extended their lead to 28-12 with one quarter left to play.
Emili Mora opened the quarter with a basket. Price dropped in a pair of hoops. Anna Phillips, Ramirez, and Vargez made a basket each.
Vargez and Price led the Lady Mules with 11 points each. Parker, Torres, and Ramirez dropped in four points apiece. Mora, Toscano, and Phillips chipped in two points each.
Vargez made two hoops in the opening quarter against Idalou. Perla Vasquez and Price made a basket each. The Lady Mules trailed 19-8 after the first quarter.
Jordan Zapata was moved up to the JV for Friday’s game and second the Lady Mules first basket in the second quarter. Torres chipped in a free throw and made a bucket. Price finished with a charity toss. The Lady Mules trailed 33-14 at the half.
Parker made the Lady Mules only hoop of the third period. Idalou led the Lady Mules 44-16 with one period left to play.
Zapata made the Lady Mules’ only hoop of the final period.
Zapata and Vasquez led the Lady Mules with four points each. Price and Torres dropped in three points apiece. Parker and Vasquez chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules traveled to Dimmitt Tuesday evening to play the Bobbies and will host the Slaton Lady Tigers Friday night to close out the 2017 portion of their season. The Lady Mules will return to action January 5 when they travel to Friona.

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