HHS basketball

The Houston Tigers have played Mansfield two times. Both were decided by a single point.

HHS, which topped the Lions at home, lost the rematch 51-50 Thursday night in the opening round of the Mansfield Invitational.

The Tigers (1-2) will play New Covenant at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the consolation bracket. The game was pushed back one day due to inclement weather.

Devin Coulter led four players in double figures with 13 points. Keegan Spurlin scored 12, Kolby Walker had 11 and Aaron Cantrell added 10.

HHS led by two points at the half and by five entering the fourth quarter but could not hang onto the lead.

Jacob Carruso, a 6-foot-6 center, led Mansfield with 20 points. Dalton McNeil hit five 3-pointers and scored 17.

Box score

Houston       14      17      12      7      –      50   
Mansfield       17    12    9    13    –    51 

HOUSTON (50) – Nathan Poynter 4. Devin Coulter 13. Aaron Cantrell 10. Kolby Walker 11. Keegan Spurlin 12. FG 21. FT 5-8. F 11. (3-pointers: Coulter. Fouled out: none).

MANSFIELD (51) – Tanner Allen 6. Kyle Elliott 8. Jacob Carruso 20. Dalton McNeil 17. FG 24. FT 1-6. F 9. (3-pointers: McNeil 5, Allen. Fouled out: none. Technical foul: Carruso).

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