Back-to-back wins lead to hardware

After losing three games to start the season, the Houston Tigers won two in a row to earn some tournament hardware.

HHS downed Morrisville 62-37 Friday night and topped Cabool 57-54 on Saturday to win the consolation bracket of the Mansfield Invitational.

Ty McCloud and Paydon Dixon scored 15 points apiece to lead the Tigers past Cabool. Clayton Moore added 12.

Houston (2-3) trailed by a point at the half before using a 17-10 edge in the third quarter to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

The Tigers led by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter as they beat Cabool for the first time since Feb. 15, 2011.

STRONG FINISH LEADS TO FIRST WIN

On Friday, HHS trailed 12-7 after the opening quarter. But the Tigers quickly took control with an offensive flurry.

The Tigers used a 15-7 edge in the second quarter to take a three-point halftime advantage. The lead grew to double figures as Houston scored 21 of the game’s 28 third-quarter points.

Moore hit three of Houston’s five 3-pointers en route to a team high 17 points. McCloud scored 11 and Michael Zamarron added nine points and seven rebounds.

Kyler Ramsey, a sophomore point guard, returned to the court for the first time after sitting out with a finger injury. He had seven points and four assists.

HHS shot 49 percent and was 5-for-18 from downtown. Dixon had team highs of five assists and three steals.

The Tigers’ 62 points were the program’s most since scoring 67 in January 2015 against Koshkonong.

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