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By Delton Wilhite, Sportswriter

The JV Mules defeated the Roosevelt Eagles 40-22 Tuesday evening on the Mules home floor. The Mules fell to Littlefield 48-37 Friday to close out the Mules home schedule.
The Mules opened slow against Roosevelt but came back strong in the second period to lead the Eagles 17-10 at the intermission. The second half was almost a repeat of the first.
Kelan Florez broke the scoring ice for the Mules with a drive from the left side. Bryan Ginez scored from the blocks, and Jimmy Villa chipped in a free throw. The Mules trailed 8-5 after one quarter.
The Mules clamped on the press in the second period and held the Eagles to a single basket. Derek Barron opened the second quarter with a trey from the top of the key. Later in the period, Barron sank a second trey. Christian Bustillos and Florez both made a pair from the charity line. Josh Torres dropped in a 10-foot jumper to end the half with the Mules leading 17-10.
Ginez scored from near the baseline to break the scoring ice for the Mules in the third period. Jose Cardenas chipped in a free throw. Florez and Jimmy Villa both sank 3-pointers. The Mules led 26-17 with one period left to play.
Barron drove to the hoop to start the final period. He later sank a trey and chipped in a pair of free throws. Florez scored from 15-feet. Torres chipped in a free throw and drove to the hoop. Cesar Enriquez hit from near the free throw line for the final hoop of the game.
Barron led the Mules with 13 points. Florez added nine points, and Torres finished with five points. Villa and Ginez dropped in four points each. Bustillos and Enriquez had two points each. Cardenas chipped in one point.
Cardenas chipped in a free throw to open the game against Littlefield. Ginez scored from near the blocks. The Mules trailed 11-3 after one period.
Ginez opened the second period with a hoop from the blocks. Ricky Diaz made a pair of free throws and sank a trey from the top of the key. Villa sank a trey from the wing. Florez took an outlet pass and drove the floor for a layup. He later drove the left side for a layup. The Mules trailed 25-17 at the intermission.
Barron made a pair of free throws to open the third period, and he later drove the lane for a layup. Villa scored from 12 feet to end the third period with the Mules trailing 30-23.
Ginez opened the final period with a shot from the blocks. He later added a second hoop. Enriquez sank a 3-pointer from the right wing, and he sank a pair of free throws. Villa made a driving layup. Barron ended the game trey from the right wing.
Ginez paced the Mules with eight points. Barron and Villa finished with seven points each. Enriquez and Diaz made five points apiece. Florez made four points, and Cardenas chipped in one point.
The Mules wrapped up their season on the road at Idalou Tuesday evening against the Wildcats.

Rhea Gonzales


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