Houston junior Kaitlyn Root shoots a second-half shot over the outstretched arm of a Cuba defender.

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Houston senior Jaydin Ramsey puts up a first-half shot against Cuba.

The Houston Lady Tigers’ holiday tournament ended with a lopsided loss.

Cuba quickly built a double-digit advantage and downed HHS 56-37 Thursday afternoon in the fifth-place game of the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament.

Kaitlyn Root scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half. Jaydin Ramsey added 13.

The ninth-seeded Lady Tigers finished with a 2-2 mark in the tournament with wins against Chadwick and Willow Springs and losses to Gainesville and Cuba.

BOX SCORE

Houston 6 12 8 11 – 37

Cuba 17 13 15 17 – 56

HOUSTON (37) – Kaitlyn Root 15. Abby Casper 2. Stephani Crewse 2. Jaydin Ramsey 13. Emily Shea 3. Alyssa Hayes 2. FG 15. FT 5-8. F 20. (3-pointers: Ramsey 2. Fouled out: none.)

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