A strong finish gave the Houston Tigers their first win of the season.

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CLAYTON MOORE

Soph. • G • 6-0

Trailing 12-7 after the opening quarter Friday night, HHS used an offensive flurry to down Morrisville 62-37 in the consolation bracket of the Mansfield Invitational.

The Tigers (1-3) will play in the consolation finale at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sophomore Clayton Moore hit three of Houston’s five 3-pointers en route to a team high 17 points. Ty 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.

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.

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

BOX SCORE

Morrisville 12 7 7 11 – 37

Houston 7 15 21 19 – 62

HOUSTON (62) – Kyler Ramsey 7. Paydon Dixon 2. Clayton Moore 17. Michael Zamarron 9. Dakota Burchett 5. Ty McCloud 11. Christian Heathington 4. Joe Brown 5. CJ Lee 2. FG 24. FT 9-14. F 19. (3-pointers: Moore 3, Ramsey, Zamarron. Fouled out: none).

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