Houston sophomore Devin Coulter puts up a first-half shot Tuesday over a pair of Cabool defenders.

CABOOL — The Houston Tigers couldn’t recover from an early double-digit deficit and lost 78-62 Tuesday at Cabool.

Senior Curry Van Horn hit four of the team’s 10 3-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points. Devin Coulter added three triples and 13 points.

Dylan Smith and Drew Pearson scored 19 points apiece for Cabool. Austin Baker hit six 3-pointers and scored 18 points.

After Rodney Preheim’s jumper gave HHS a 2-0 lead, Cabool rattled off 13 unanswered points and eventually led 17-4 following Pearson’s layin.

The Tigers (4-15, 1-5 South Central Association) closed the gap to 28-25 on Aaron Cantrell’s jumper late in the second quarter. But Cabool got a pair of baskets to take a seven-point halftime advantage and pulled away in the second half.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Tanner Cantrell scored 11 points in the JV Tigers’ 50-36 loss Tuesday at Cabool. Kolby Walker added nine.

VARSITY

Houston      7   18   20   17   –    62
Cabool   17   15   22   24   –    78

HOUSTON (62) — Curry Van Horn 20. Aaron Cantrell 8. Jacob Hall6. Devin Coulter 13. Colten Huff 1. Weston Walker 5. Rodney Preheim6. Jacob Kelley 3. Marcus Beezley 2. FG 22. FT 10-19. F 18.(3-pointers: Van Horn 4, Coulter 3, Cantrell, Walker, Kelley.Fouled out: Preheim).

CABOOL (78) — Austin Baker 18. Dylan Smith 19. Taylor Bay 12.Broderick Davis 2. Drew Pearson 19. Gavin Green 6. FG 28. FT 15-29.F 18. (3-pointers: Baker 6, Pearson. Fouled out: Pearson).

JUNIOR VARSITY

Houston      11   8   9   8   –    36
Cabool   12   18   8   12   –   50

HOUSTON (36) — Ty Albrecht 2. Lucas Walker 1. Tanner Smith 1.Devin Garrett 4. Jason Wink 6. Tanner Cantrell 11. Tyler Best 2.Kolby Walker 9. FG 12. FT 11-21. F 24. (3-pointers: Wink. Fouledout: Wink).

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