Zizzers' pressure too much to handle for Lady Tigers

Holly Thomas scored 16 points as the Houston Lady Tigers dropped their home opener 60-40 Monday night against West Plains.

Danielle Pounds had eight points and Erica Keeney added seven for Houston (1-1), which trailed 33-17 at the half.

JV: Jessica Herndon scored five points in the Lady Tigers’ 41-14 loss. Kelsi Adey, Sarah Pierce and Lizzie Hayes had three points apiece.

Varsity box score

West Plains 13 20 16 11 – 60

Houston 9 8 11 12 – 40

WEST PLAINS -Paschall 7 2-3 17. Haney 2 1-2 5. Coldiron 0 1-2 1. Menz 1 2-2 5. Harris 1 2-4 4. Reed 3 0-1 6. Shipley 6 1-4 14. House 2 2-2 8. Totals 22 11-20 60.

HOUSTON (1-1) – Pounds 3 2-2 8. Burgess 1 0-0 2. Welch 2 0-0 5. Thomas 7 2-4 16. Pierce 0 2-3 2. Keeney 3 1-2 7. Totals 16 7-11 40.

3-pointers: West Plains 5 (House 2, Paschall, Menz, Shipley); Houston 1 (Welch).

JV box score

West Plains 4 9 18 10 – 41

Houston 0 8 3 3 – 14

HOUSTON (0-1) – Adey 1 0-0 3. Herndon 1 2-2 5. Pierce 1 1-1 3. Hayes 1 1-2 3. Totals 4 4-5 14.

3-pointers: (Adey, Herndon).

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