Senior Aaron Cantrell and the Houston Tigers are seeded ninth in the annual Cabool Holiday Tournament.

The Houston boys’ basketball team will face one of its biggest rivals over the holidays.

The ninth-seeded Tigers will kick off the annual Cabool Holiday Tournament with a first-round matchup against No. 8 Licking. The game is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.

The contest between the two Texas County rivals is the opening game of the tournament. Top-seeded Liberty received a bye in the 15-team field and will await the HHS-Licking winner.

Other first-round matchups the day after Christmas are:

  • (4) Eminence vs. (13) Norwood, noon
  • (5) Winona vs. (12) Seymour, 1:30 p.m.
  • (2) Thayer vs. (15) Lutie, 3 p.m.
  • (7) Cabool vs. (10) Plato, 4:30 p.m.
  • (3) Gainesville vs. (14) Couch, 6 p.m.
  • (6) Dora vs. (11) Sparta, 7:30 p.m.

Houston (1-1) kicks off another tournament tonight that was delayed by inclement weather. The Tigers play Mansfield at 7:30 p.m. in the 77th annual Mansfield Invitational.

PDF: Cabool Holiday Tournament bracket

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