Lady Mules defeat Lady Longhorns

By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter

The freshmen Lady Mules rolled over an Amarillo Caprock Lady Longhorn team as Idalou does not have a freshmen girls’ team. The Lady Mules defeated the Lady Longhorns 28-8.
The Lady Mules held Amarillo scoreless in the first period. Kaitlyn Kelley opened the scoring with a shot from the elbow. Danielle Moran picked a Lady Longhorn’s pocket and drove to the hoop. Grace Leal sank and 18-foot jumper from the right wing to put the Lady Mules on top 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Leal drove the right side for a layup to begin the second period. Heather Chavez made a reverse layup, and Moran scored on an inbounds play to end the first half with the Lady Mules leading 12-4.
Destiny Florez scored from 15 feet, and Leal dropped in a shot from the right wing. The Lady Mules led 16-8 after three quarters.
Caprock could not find the hoop in the final period. Kelley scored on an inbound play to open the final quarter. Jordan Zapata finished a fast break for a hoop. Leal sank a 16-foot jumper from the right wing. Carina Sainez banked a 12-foot jumper off the glass.
Kelley dropped in a 15-foot jump shot, and Zapata made a running jumper off the glass.
Leal paced the Lady Mule with eight points. Kelley dropped in six points. Moran and Zapata added four points each. Florez, Chavez, and Sainez finished wished two points each.
The Lady Mules hosted the Dimmitt Bobbies Monday evening and will travel to Slaton to play the Tigerettes January 29. The Lady Mules will return home February 5 to host the Friona Maidens for the final game of the season.

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