Houston's Elizabeth Hayes puts up a shot over a pair of Liberty defenders.

The Houston Lady Tigers defeated Thayer and Liberty on consecutive days to avenge earlier losses.

On Friday, sophomore Amber Sillyman hit a career-best five 3-pointers and scored 15 points in a 54-44 victory against Thayer.

The following night, Tory Burgess hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter of a 52-39 victory against Liberty.

Houston (8-16) had previously lost to Thayer and Liberty by double digits.

Erica Keeney scored 17 points and Alexa Ichord added 13 in Saturday’s victory against Liberty.

The game was the final home contest for seniors Keeney, Burgess and Kaitlyn Kell. They were honored alongside their parents following the win.

“They are such good kids,” Lady Tigers coach Brent Kell said. “You can’t ask for three better seniors. One of the things I’m most proud of is how good of students they are as well as just fine young ladies and basketball players.”

On Thursday, Keeney had a team-best 13 points in a 66-44 loss at Ava.

The following night at home, Burgess and Sillyman had 15 points apiece in the Lady Tigers’ win against Thayer. Keeney added 14.

Houston completed the regular season Monday night with a 52-44 loss at Laquey. Keeney had 23 points as the lone player in double figures.

JUNIOR VARSITY: The JV Lady Tigers scored 16 fourth-quarter points to rally past Liberty 36-29 Saturday night in the season finale.

Kayla Herndon scored a team-best 16 points.

On Friday, Emilee Reese led Houston with seven points in a 32-23 home loss to Thayer.

The previous night, Kaitlyn Neal had 13 points and Sierra Weaver added 10 in a 49-45 loss at Ava.

Boxes

VARSITY

Monday’s game

Houston 12 13 13 6 — 44

Laquey 15 13 9 15 — 52

HOUSTON (44) — Alexa Ichord 4. Tory Burgess 11. Kenzie Scheets 1. Amber Sillyman 3. Erica Keeney 23. Elizabeth Hayes 2. FG 18. FT 4-10. F 10. (3-pointers: Burgess 3, Sillyman)

LAQUEY (52) — Maura Skidmore 18. McKayla McCart 2. Britni Click 11. Tyler Brock 13. Britnie Mueller 8. FG 21. FT 7-12. F 15. (3-pointers: Skidmore 2, Click. Fouled out: Miller)

Saturday’s game

Liberty 5 15 6 13 — 39

Houston 17 6 19 10 — 52

LIBERTY (39) — Darra Reed 7. Demittra Walker 15. Shelly Renegas 2. Grace Noble 3. Taylor Pruett 3. Brittni Yardley 2. Hailey Cornman 7. FG 12. FT 10-18. F 27. (3-pointers: Walker 3, Reed 2. Fouled out: Walker)

HOUSTON (52) — Alexa Ichord 13. Kaitlyn Kell 2. Tory Burgess 13. Amber Sillyman 1. Haylee Kell 2. Emilee Reese 1. Erica Keeney 17. Elizabeth Hayes 3. FT 18. FT 12-29. F 21. (3-pointers: Burgess 4. Fouled out: Burgess)

Friday’s game

Thayer 10 14 10 10 — 44

Houston 15 6 20 13 — 54

THAYER (44) — Melisha Mullins 8. Emily Eckman 17. Elly Burrell 11. Lauren Hargus 4. Melissa Cabrales 4. FG 16. FT 8-13. F 16. (3-pointers: Eckman 3, Burrell)

HOUSTON (54) — Alexa Ichord 4. Tory Burgess 15. Kenzie Scheets 2. Amber Sillyman 15. Haylee Kell 3. Emilee Reese 1. Erica Keeney 14. FG 21. FT 5-15. F 14. (3-pointers: Sillyman 5, Burgess 2)

Thursday’s game

Houston 10 12 6 16 — 44

Ava 20 15 17 14 — 66

HOUSTON (44) — Alexa Ichord 9. Kaitlyn Neal 2. Kenzie Scheets 2. Amber Sillyman 6. Haylee Kell 2. Kayla Herndon 2. Erica Keeney 13. Elizabeth Hayes 8. FG 15. FT 12-15. F 16. (3-pointers: Sillyman 2)

AVA (66) — Emily Sterling 8. Hannah Johnson 1. Payton Lakey 12. Abbie Lansdown 7. Melissa Coonts 5. Kristen Hastings 4. Bethany Horn 10. Morgan Emerich 1. Jarie Garrett 18. FG 27. FT 9-19. F 16. (3-pointers: Garrett 3)

JUNIOR VARSITY

Saturday’s game

Liberty 7 4 9 9 — 29

Houston 11 4 5 16 — 36

HOUSTON (36) — Allie Preheim 2. Sierra Weaver 7. Sydney Cremer 6. Maddie Vandiver 2. Kaylea Preheim 3. Kayla Herndon 16. FG 14. FT 8-17. F 22. (Fouled out: Weaver, Kaitlyn Neal)

Friday’s game

Thayer 8 6 6 12 — 32

Houston 1 12 6 5 — 23

HOUSTON (23) — Sierra Weaver 5. Sydney Cremer 3. Kayla Guynn 1. Maddie Vandiver 2. Kaylea Preheim 5. Emilee Reese 7. FG 7. FT 9-22. F 18. (Fouled out: Weaver)

Thursday’s game

Houston 11 10 13 11 — 45

Ava 12 15 8 14 — 49

HOUSTON (45) — Allie Preheim 5. Sierra Weaver 10. Kaitlyn Neal 13. Sydney Cremer 2. Maddie Vandiver 3. Kaylea Preheim 7. Kayla Herndon 3. Emilee Reese 2. FG 16. FT 13-26. F 20.

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