Wildcats beat seventh-grade Mules 51-30

By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter

The seventh-grade Mules made 21 of their 30 points against the Littlefield Wildcats from 3-point distance. Littlefield opened with a 6-0 run, and the Mules could never catch up. Littlefield won the game 51-30.
Irvin Torres got the Mules started from the corner with a trey in the opening period. Justin Dykes drove the right side of the lane for a hoop. The Mules trailed 10-5 after one quarter.
Davian McMullen was just inside the arc for the Mules first basket of the second period. Elisar Cisneros drove the baseline for a layup. Tate Shipman sank a 15-foot jumper from the baseline. Dykes dropped in a 3-pointer from the right wing. Cash Reeder nailed a trey from the corner with one tick left on the clock. The Mules trailed 26-17 at the intermission.
Torres picked off a Littlefield pass and drove the floor for a layup. He made a second layup before the quarter ended. Cisneros hit from outside the arc to close out the Mules’ scoring. Littlefield led 46-24 with one period left to play.
Cisneros converted an old-fashion three-point play to open the final quarter. He battled through a Wildcat foul to drop in a layup and converted the layup. McMullen the Mules’ final trey of the game from the right wing.
Cisneros paced the Mules with eight points. Torres dropped in seven points. McMullen and Dykes added five points each. Reeder finished with three points, and Shipman chipped in two points.
The Mules played in the Levelland Tournament over the weekend and traveled to Idalou Monday and will stay on the road to play Dimmitt January 22. The Mules will return home January 29 to host the Slaton Tigers.

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