Lady Tigers win their tournament opener

The Houston Lady Tigers celebrated the holidays with a tournament victory.

Playing at 9 a.m. Monday to open the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament, HHS built a double-digit lead in the third quarter and held off Chadwick 56-49 to advance in the winner’s bracket.

Senior Abby Casper scored 18 of her team-high 23 points in the second half to pace the Lady Tigers. Jaydin Ramsey added a pair of 3-pointers and 14 points.

Ninth-seeded Houston (3-4) extended a six-point halftime advantage to 16 points after the third quarter. Chadwick trimmed the deficit to five points in the final moments but never got closer.

The Lady Tigers played-top-seeded Gainesville on Tuesday.

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