Eighth-grade Mules lose to Tigers 25-17

By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter

The eighth-grade Mules fell to the Slaton Tigers Monday 25-17.
Daniel Avila broke the scoring ice for the Mules with a 15-foot jump shot.

Photos by Norman Brantley

Jeremiah Barron passed to Avila to complete a fast break. Barron was fouled attempting to put back a rebound and made one free throw. Barron picked off a Tiger pass and drove for a layup. The Mules and Slaton were tied at 7-7 after one quarter.
Dok Gardner made the Mules only two points in the second period as he put back a rebound. The Mules trailed 12-9 at the half.
Barron grabbed a long defensive rebound and drove the floor for a layup. Barron fed Avila the ball on the blocks for an open shot. The Mules had cut the Slaton lead to 15-13 with one quarter left to play.
Avila made both free throws after being fouled while shooting. Barron put back a rebound for the Mules final points of the game.
Avila led the Mules with eight points. Barron added seven points, and Gardner chipped in two points.
The Mules traveled to Friona to play the Braves on Monday. The Mules return home to close out their season by hosting the Shallowater Mustangs.

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