They also lost at Veterans on Friday, 55-34, to get off to an 0-2 start in the new year and fall to 3-10 on the season.
“We did a better job playing as a team against Houston County,” coach Lance Pittman said. “We were making passes to the open person, following the game plan. We missed some free throws and were unable to control our emotions some, but we still had a chance to win at the end. We just ran out of time.”
The Lady Bears jumped out to a 7-4 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady Hounds rallied to outscore the visitors 9-7 in the second quarter and 10-4 in the third to take a 23-18 lead. But Houston, led by Autumn Ring, stormed back to outscore Jones County 14-8 in the final quarter to take the one-point victory. Ring led all scorers with 13 points, and Justice Wright added 10 for the Lady Bears (2-8, 1-1).
Krystal Wimberly led Jones County with 11 points.
“They started trapping us and we lost our composure some, but then we regained it and were able to get back in the game. We were taking the right shots but they would not fall,” Pittman said.
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