Houston's Tyler DeWitt attempts a reverse layup in the second half of Tuesday's game against Mountain Grove.

Jesse Setters did his damage early. Kyle Poynter took over late.

Setters scored 14 of his season-high 18 points in the first half, and Poynter scored 20 of his 25 in the second half to lead the Houston Tigers past Mountain Grove 76-71 Tuesday night.

Senior David Weybright scored all seven of his points in a pivotal third quarter that allowed the Tigers to stretch a two-point halftime advantage to seven.

Casey White led Mountain Grove with 24.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Justin Buchholz scored 16 points and Curry Van Horn had 13 in the JV Tigers’ 55-47 loss Tuesday night to Mountain Grove.

Box scores

VARSITY

Mtn. Grove 20 19 16 16 – 71

Houston 21 20 21 14 – 76

MTN. GROVE – White 6 9-12 24. Hale 3 0-0 9. Shannon 5 4-8 14 McCoy 3 0-2 6. Williams 1 1-2 3. Dobson 5 3-7 13. Totals 23 17-31 71.

HOUSTON – Weybright 3 1-1 7. Buchholz 1 1-2 3. KyPoynter 10 2-2 25. Setters 6 2-3 18. Barker 1 1-3 3. O’Neil 2 3-3 7. DeWitt 1 2-3 5. TScheets 4 0-0 8. Totals 28 12-17 76.

3-pointers: Mtn. Grove 6 (White 3, Hale 3); Houston 6 (KyPoynter 3, Setters 2, DeWitt).

JUNIOR VARSITY

Mtn. Grove 13 13 12 17 – 55

Houston 10 15 9 13 – 47

HOUSTON – Buchholz 7 2-2 16. Van Horn 4 2-2 13. Gunter 2 0-0 4. JScheets 3 0-0 6. DeWitt 1 0-0 2. Miller 2 0-0 6. Totals 19 4-4 47.

3-pointers: Van Horn 3, Miller 2.

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