The Houston Tigers just missed pulling off a holiday tournament upset.
Thirteenth-seeded HHS stayed close the entire way Tuesday with No. 4 Licking in the opening round of the Cabool Holiday Tournament. The Wildcats held on 55-51.
Paydon Dixon and Clayton Moore scored 17 points apiece in the win. Both hit four 3-pointers. Ty McCloud added 12.
The Tigers (2-6) play Alton at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the consolation round.
Licking (8-1) won its eighth straight game.
Licking 55, Houston 51
HOUSTON (51) – Paydon Dixon 17. Clayton Moore 17. Michael Zamarron 1. Dakota Burchett 2. Ty McCloud 12. Christian Heatington 2. FG 16. FT 11-21. F 19. (3-pointers: Dixon 4, Moore 4. Fouled out: none).