JV Mules beat Bobcats 39-29

By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter

The JV Mules jumped high and hard on the Dimmitt Bobcats on Tuesday evening. The Mules raced out to a 15-3 lead in the first period and then held on for a 39-29 win over the Bobcats.
Jimmy Villa got the Mules started by completing and old-fashion-three-point play by converting the free throw. He later put back an offensive rebound and then made a short jump shot for six points in the opening period.
Carter McCamish drove the lane for a hoop and near the end of the period stole a Bobcat pass and drove to the basket. Nick Zaragoza hit a 10-foot jump shot, and Kelan Florez put back an offensive rebound. The Mules led Dimmitt 15-3 after one quarter.
The Mules outscored Dimmitt 8-7 in the second period. Jose Cardenas scored from near the blocks to open the quarter. Ricky Diaz hit from near the elbow, and Bryan Ginez put back an offensive rebound. He also scored from near the blocks. The Mules led 23-10 at the half.
Dimmitt cut three points off the Mule lead in the third
quarter. Cardenas made a steal and laid the ball up on the glass. Christian Bustillos took a long rebound and drove the floor for a basket. Ginez put back an offensive rebound and then scored from the blocks at the buzzer. The Mules led 31-21 with one quarter left to play.
Florez led off the final period with a basket. Villa made a hoop and added two from the charity line. Bustillos and McCamish chipped in a free throw each.
Villa led the Mules with 11 points. Ginez finished with eight points, and McCamish added five points. Florez and Cardenas dropped in four points each. Bustillos made three points. Zaragoza and Diaz chipped in two points each.
The Mules hosted the Friona Chiefs Tuesday evening and will travel to Shallowater February 2 to play the Mustangs.

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