Farwell sophomore Laura Martinez is trapped by sophomore Sarah Johnson, left, and junior Morgan Smith of Muleshoe during Tuesday’s girls matchup at Farwell.
FARWELL — The Farwell Lady Blue looked to be in trouble Tuesday night after letting a nine-point halftime lead slip away.
Then Shelby Christian tied the score with a basket in the final minute and senior Kaylyn Meyer scored on a breakway lineup just before time expired to give Farwell a 40-38 victory over Muleshoe, extending its winning streak to four games.
Farwell forced a turnover after Christian’s basket. Sophomore Laura Martinez then took the inbounds pass and found Meyer breaking behind the Lady Mules’ defense.
“We played a real good ballgame on Saturday (in beating Christoval, Texas, in the consolation finals of the Shallowater Shootout),” Farwell coach Gary Cates said. “For whatever reason, I feel like we came out flat tonight.
“I think our focus wasn’t there. We missed a lot of easy shots under the basket, but I have to give credit to the girls for pulling it out.”
The Lady Blue (7-3) opened a 25-16 halftime lead, only to see Muleshoe (3-8) take a three-point lead midway through t he final period.
“We struggled the whole first half,” first-year Lady Mules coach Val Acree said. “We just didn’t have a lot of energy. But we chipped away and chipped away.”
Senior Brianna Anglin finished with 13 points for Farwell, while junior Morgan Smith tossed in 18 points and sophomore Sarah Johnson added 14 for Muleshoe.
“They (Lady Blue) made a couple of big plays down the stretch,” Acree said. “We put ourselves in position to win, but we didn’t make the plays at the end.”
Muleshoe boys 64, Farwell 43 — Muleshoe (4-1) led 17-0 in the final minute of the first quarter, saw Farwell respond with the next 15 points and then put together another 12-0 spurt to lead 33-19 at halftiime.
Dillon Gallman had 11 points and Patrick Precure 10 for the Mules, while the top scorer for Farwell (2-7) was Ross McClaran with 16 points.