Holiday tournaments

The Houston High School basketball teams will once again spend their holiday breaks on the hardwood.

The Tigers and Lady Tigers begin play Tuesday in their respective holiday tournaments. The Tigers are the No. 13 seed in the Cabool Holiday Tournament. They face fourth-seeded Licking at noon. The Lady Tigers are the 10th seed in the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament. They play No. 7 Liberty at 1:30 p.m.

The double-elimination tournaments span four days of play. The consolation brackets will be played in the mornings and the winner’s brackets in the afternoons –– beginning next Wednesday.

The championship rounds are Friday.

The Tigers (2-5) lost 58-50 Tuesday night at Alton in their final game before the tournament. The Lady Tigers (1-6) were defeated 43-41 Tuesday at Dora in their final game as well.

Here’s a look at matchups for both tournaments:

BOYS’ CABOOL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

Tuesday, Dec. 26

First round

(1) Thayer vs. (16) Summersville, 9 a.m.

(8) Gainesville vs. (9) Couch, 10:30 a.m.

(4) Licking vs. (13) Houston, noon

(5) Liberty vs. (12) Alton, 1:30 p.m.

(2) Dora vs. (15) Norwood, 3 p.m.

(7) Winona vs. (10) Crocker, 4:30 p.m.

(3) Eminence vs. (14) Cabool, 6 p.m.

(6) Plato vs. (11) Chadwick, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Consolation bracket

1-16 loser vs. 8-9 loser, 9 a.m.

4-13 loser vs. 5-12 loser, 10:30 a.m.

2-15 loser vs. 7-10 loser, noon

3-14 loser vs. 6-11 loser, 1:30 p.m.

Winner’s bracket

1-16 winner vs. 8-9 winner, 3 p.m.

4-13 winner vs. 5-12 winner, 4:30 p.m.

2-15 winner vs. 7-10 winner, 6 p.m.

3-14 winner vs. 6-11 winner, 7:30 p.m.

PDF: Cabool Holiday Tournament

GIRLS’ MTN. GROVE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

Tuesday, Dec. 26

First round

(1) Thayer – bye

(8) Plato vs. (9) Salem, 9 a.m.

(5) Van Buren vs. (12) Chadwick, 10:30 a.m.

(4) Willow vs. (13) Eminence, noon

(7) Liberty vs. (10) Houston, 1:30 p.m.

(2) Alton vs. (15) Mtn. Grove, 3 p.m.

(6) Gainesville vs. (11) Cuba, 4:30 p.m.

(3) Mansfield vs. (14) Summersville, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Consolation bracket

8-9 loser – bye

4-13 loser vs. 5-12 loser, 9 a.m.

2-15 loser vs. 7-10 loser, 10:30 a.m.

3-14 loser vs. 6-11 loser, noon

Winner’s bracket

Thayer vs. 8-9 winner, 1 p.m.

4-13 winner vs. 5-12 winner, 3 p.m.

2-15 winner vs. 7-10 winner, 4:30 p.m.

3-14 winner vs. 6-11 winner, 6 p.m.

PDF: 2017 Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament

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