The Houston Tigers lost their opening game of the Mansfield Tournament 62-46 Tuesday night to Ava.

Sixth-seeded HHS trailed the No. 3 Bears by just two points in a low-scoring first half but was outscored 43-29 the rest of the way. The Tigers shot 36 percent from the field.

Senior Lucas Kelley led Houston with 26 points. Ty McCloud added seven points and Tayler Ward had six. Michael Clayton led the Tigers with six rebounds before fouling out.

Houston (1-3) plays again in the consolation bracket at 7:30 p.m. Friday against No. 7 Norwood.

BOX SCORE

Houston 9 8 7 22 – 46

Ava 9 10 15 28 – 62

HOUSTON (46) – Isaiah Buse 2. Noah Moseley 2. Ty McCloud 7. Lucas Kelley 26. Tayler Ward 6. Cameron Root 3. FG 16. FT 11-17. F 22. (3-pointers: Kelley 2, McCloud. Fouled out: Clayton.)

PDF: Mansfield Tournament bracket

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