Kate Lepard’s second 3-pointer of the game, coming with three seconds left, lifted Muleshoe past Littlefield 40-37 Tuesday night in a District 2-3A girls matchup at Littlefield.
The Lady Mules (13-14, 3-2 district) struggled from the field all night, but put themselves in position to win the game by sinking 16-of-22 free throws.
“We’ve definitely been on a dry spell,” Muleshoe girls coach Shana Simms said of her team’s shooting woes. “We haven’t shot the ball well, and we didn’t shoot the ball well tonight, but we got one when we needed it.”
Lepard’s basket gave her a team-high 13 points. Ashley Cunningham led all scorers with 16 points for the Lady Wildcats (13-9, 1-4).
In another girls game:
— After consecutive losses on Friday and Saturday, Fort Sumner got back on the winning track by mauling Dora 42-18 in a District 3-1A matchup. Juniors Kaylynn Johnson and Alex Owens led the Vixens (9-7, 2-1) with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Senior Rana Terry accounted for 10 points for the Lady Coyotes (1-16, 0-2).
— Fort Sumner extended its winning streak to seven with a 73-59 District 3-1A win over the Dora Coyotes at Fort Sumner.
Senior Jeremy Gauna scored 29 points for the Foxes (13-3, 3-0 district), who never trailed and built a 17-point lead early in the fourth quarter after two 3-pointers by Matt Sena.
Fort Sumner has won each of its district games at home and has four of its last five on the road, but coach Wes Weems believes his team is ready for that.
“Our first 10 games were on the road (including two tournaments), and we were 7-3,” he said. “But that’ll make things a little more difficult. It always is on the road.”
Matt West added 12 points for the Foxes. Senior J.R. Gonzales led three players in double figures for the Coyotes (12-7, 1-1) with 14 points.
— Trevor Turnbowl had four 3-pointers and 21 points to lead Muleshoe to a 53-48 win at Littlefield in District 3-1A. The Mules (11-12, 2-2) opened a seven-point lead at the quarter and managed to nail down their second consecutive district win.
— Michael Ortiz scored 27 points, but Sudan cruised to a 73-47 victory over the Mustangs in Texas District 3-1A action at Sudan.