Houston senior Devin Coulter is 66 points away from 1,000 for his career.

The Houston Tigers are off to the program’s best start in four seasons.

With a 50-37 victory Wednesday afternoon against New Covenant in the consolation bracket of the Mansfield Invitational, HHS has won back-to-back games for the first time in four seasons.

The Tigers (3-2), who beat Stoutland in double overtime Tuesday, also have a winning record for the first time since February 2010. That HHS team, coached by Brent Hall, was 10-9 after winning six games in a row.

Devin Coulter scored 18 points to lead three players in double figures against New Covenant. Aaron Cantrell scored 15 and Kolby Walker added 13.

Cantrell had a team-best 17 rebounds and four blocked shots for HHS. Coulter, who is 66 points shy of 1,000 career points, had five steals.

On Tuesday, Coulter scored a season-best 25 points and Cantrell and Walker had 14 each in a 66-65 victory at Stoutland.

Box scores

Wednesday’s game

New Covenant      4      13      8      12      –      37   
 Houston   12    18    14    6    –      50 

HOUSTON (50) –– Nathan Poynter 2. Devin Coulter 18. Tyler Best 2. Aaron Cantrell 15. Kolby Walker 13. FG 19. FT 11-17. F 7. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none).

Tuesday’s game

Houston       13    11     14      12      8      8      –      66  
Stoutland     10    10    14    16    8    7    –    65 

HOUSTON (66) –– Nathan Poynter 9. Devin Coulter 25. Aaron Cantrell 14. Tanner Smith 2. Kolby Walker 14. Keegan Spurlin 2. FG 29. FT 2-3. F 15. (3-pointers: Coulter 2, Spoynter, Walker. Fouled out: none).

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