JV Lady Mules defeat Friona, lose to Shallowater

By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter

The JV Lady Mules split their games this past week with Friona and Shallowater. The Lady Mules hosted the Friona Squaws Tuesday. Maddison Price had the hot hand for the Lady Mules as they defeated Friona 36-29.
The Lady Mules traveled to Shallowater Friday evening and struggled to find the hoop. The Lady Mules lost to Shallowater 44-28.
Price finally got the Lady Mules started halfway through the first period against Friona. She added a second basket before the time expired. Kinsey Parker, Valeria Carreaga, and Anna Phillips dropped in a basket each. The Lady Mule defense held Friona to a single basket. The Lady Mules led 10-2 after one period.
Friona played the Lady Mules closer in the second quarter. Perla Vasquez put back an offensive rebound. Carreaga and Price each added a basket to give the Lady Mules a 16-7 lead at the half.
Price opened the third period with a 12-foot jump shot and repeated the feat three minutes later. Jordan Zapata drove the lane and scooped the ball above the rim for a layup. Jocelyn Ramirez popped the net from 15 feet. Parker made a steal and drove to the hoop for a layup. The Lady Mules led 26-17 after three quarters.
Price opened the final period with a ten-foot jump shot. She made four-of-five free throws before the game ended. Parker picked off a Friona pass and drove to the goal. She chipped in a pair of free throws.
Price led the Lady Mules with 16 points. Parker finished with eight points, and Carreaga dropped in four points. Vasquez, Ramirez, Phillips, and Zapata chipped in two points each.
Citlalli Vargez was fouled while shooting against Shallowater and she made both free throws. Valeri Toscano made a layup before Kayla Torres dropped in a short jump shot. Price added a 15-foot jump shot from the wing. The Lady Mules trailed Shallowater 15-8 after one quarter.
Parker opened the second period with a free throw. Later in the half, she stole a Shallowater pass and drove to the hoop for the Lady Mules only three points. The Lady mules trailed 27-11 at the half.
The Lady Mules brought more effort to the floor in the third period than they had in the first two quarters. Carreaga hit from eight-feet. Vargez made a layup and chipped in a free throw.
Emily Mora finished a fast break, and Parker chipped in a free throw. Toscano drove the lane for a hoop, and Anna Phillips drained a 12-foot baseline jumper. The Lady Mules had cut the Shallowater lead to 35-23.
Torres made a short jump shot to open the final period. Toscano drove the left side for a hoop, and Vargez chipped in a free throw.
Toscano and Vargez led the Lady Mules with six points each. Torres and Parker added four points each. Price, Phillips, Mora, and Carreaga finished with two points each.
The Lady Mules closed out their season at home Tuesday night when they hosted the Roosevelt Lady Eagles.

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