JV Lady Mules lost to Tigerettes 25-32

By Delton Wilhite

The JV Lady Mules went down 32-25 Friday afternoon to the Slaton Tigerettes before the Christmas break.
Slaton took a first-period lead by outscoring the Lady Mules 14-6. Kinsey Parker scored first for the Lady Mules with a layup less than a minute into the contest. Anna Phillips scored in the paint and then made a cross-lane pass to Maddison Price for a short jumper.
Both teams scored eight points in the second quarter, and the Lady Mules trailed 22-14 at the half. Price made the Lady Mules first two points with a short jumper with just over two minutes gone in the period. Jordan Zapata chipped in a free throw, and Parker made three from the charity line plus a basket.
Price scored the Lady Mules first points of the second half with a hoop from 15 feet. Parker put back an offensive rebound. The Lady Mules trailed Slaton 29-18 with one frame left to play.
The Lady Mules outscored Slaton 7-3 in the final quarter but came up short on the night. Kayla Torres only two points came early in the last period. Joceline Ramirez dropped in a short jumper, and Valeri Toscano added a free throw. Citalli Vargas made a steal and drove for a layup to make the Lady Mules’ final points of the game.
Parker paced the Lady Mules with nine points, and Price finished with six points. Vargez, Torres, Ramirez, and Phillips made two points each. Toscano and Zapata chipped in one point apiece.
The Lady Mules will travel to Friona following the Christmas break to play the Squaws January 5 and will return home to host the Shallowater Fillies January 9.

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