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Houston squeaks out second win over Collierville

Houstons Madison Griggs with the pull up jumper as Colliervilles Jada Taylor misses with the steal

Houstons Destinee Wells drives around Colliervilles Alexis Taylor

Houston’s Destinee Wells drives around Collierville’s Alexis Taylor. Photo by BigKPhotos.Com

The Houston girls varsity basketball extended its win streak to 11 by narrowly beating Collierville 58-55 on Friday night at home.

The Lady Mustangs, who haven’t lost a game since December, were down 32-29 at halftime. However, a 15-7 run in the third quarter helped them gain momentum as they picked up their 20th win of the season.

Houston’s juniors led the way for the Mustangs on a Senior Night designated for recognizing the team’s lone upperclassman, Kelsey Trice, who chipped in 2 rebounds and 2 assists in the game.

Guard Jayla Hemingway had 23 points and 7 rebounds in the game, while fellow juniors Destinee Wells and Madison Griggs combined for 25 points against rival Collierville (15-8), which had just dominated Germantown 66-10 two days earlier.

This was the second match between the Dragons and Mustangs this month, with Houston claiming a 72-55 victory on Feb. 2.

Both teams will enter the Dist. 15 AAA tournament as the top two seeds this week. Houston is a perfect 10-0 in district play this season and Collierville is 7-3.

Collierville will play the winner of the Germantown v. Southwind game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Houston will play the winner of the Kirby v. Ridgeway game at 3 p.m. earlier that day.

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