HHS senior Abby Casper lines up a free throw in the final moments of the Lady Tigers' win Wednesday against Willow Springs.

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Houston’s Jaydin Ramsey knocks down one of her three fourth-quarter 3-pointers.

Stingy defense and Jaydin Ramsey’s key perimeter shooting kept the Houston Lady Tigers alive.

HHS rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat Willow Springs 44-41 Wednesday afternoon in the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament.

The ninth-seeded Lady Tigers will play Mountain View-Liberty or Cuba in the fifth-place game at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Ramsey scored nine of her 12 points in the fourth quarter to spark Houston’s rally. All four of her field goals were 3-pointers.

Abby Casper led Houston (5-5) with 14 points.

BOX SCORE

Houston 7 10 9 18 – 44

Willow 6 12 14 9 – 41

HOUSTON (44) – Kaitlyn Root 6. Abby Casper 14. Stephani Crewse 2. Ally Morgan 1. Chloe Hunninghake 2. Carly Crawford 2. Jaydin Ramsey 12. Alyssa Hayes 6. FG 13. FT 11-16. F 21. (3-pointers: Ramsey 4, Casper 2. Fouled out: none.)

PDF: Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament

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