Dzurick's six triples lead eighth-graders to victory

Hannah Dzurick hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Houston eighth-grade girls’ basketball team to a 40-38 victory Nov. 13 against Ava.

Annie Topping added six points for the Lady Tigers, who outscored Ava 11-9 in the fourth quarter.

The following night, Topping scored six points in a 43-20 loss to Willow Springs.

On Nov. 16, Dzurick had three triples and scored a game-high 17 points in Houston’s 38-23 loss to Mountain Grove.

SEVENTH GIRLS: Aliyah Walker scored 11 points and Makenzie Bryan added 10 in the Lady Tigers’ 40-15 win Nov. 16 against Mountain Grove.

Two days earlier, Walker scored 13 points and Brown had eight as Houston cruised past Willow Springs 40-6.

On Nov. 13, Houston couldn’t hang onto a 9-0 lead to start the game and lost 30-21 to Ava. Walker led the team with eight points.

EIGHTH BOYS: Behind a strong second quarter, the Houston eighth-grade boys beat Cabool 33-17 on Nov. 13 to win their South Central Association opener.

Josh Smith scored a team-best eight points for the Tigers. Cooper Mills, who scored eight points, and Hunter McKinney had two 3-pointers apiece.

The following night, Wiley Sisco had 10 points in Houston’s 38-29 home loss to Liberty.

The Tigers were unable to sustain an 11-4 advantage after the first quarter.

SEVENTH BOYS: Anthony Carroll scored 16 points Monday night in the Houston seventh-grade boys’ basketball team’s 42-24 loss at Mountain Grove.

The game was tied 12-all after the first quarter. Mountain Grove pulled away with a 10-2 advantage in the second and 12-4 run in the third.

Four players –– Dakota James, Colton Stewart, Garyn Hall and Tre Bolden –– had two points apiece for the Tigers (2-5, 2-4 South Central Association).

In the team’s SCA opener on Nov. 13, Stewart scored 10 points to lead the Tigers to a 38-26 win against Cabool.

Hall added nine points for the Tigers. James and Bolden scored six apiece.

Houston led 16-2 after the opening quarter.

The next night, Carroll scored 20 points in a 48-35 loss to Liberty.

Hall added six points in the defeat.

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