ARLINGTON -- Last week Arlington Seguin knocked off West Mesquite, the state's top-ranked 4A team.
But on Monday night, the Cougars couldn't ride the momentum as they couldn't overcome the play of Cedar Hill's 6-foot-3 post Jada Terry in a 50-37 loss.
Seguin (3-1) trailed by as many as 11 points in the third quarter, but fought back to get to within five at 34-29 on a three-point play from Laurynn McGowen. The Cougars then stole the inbounds ball, but missed a layup.
The miss sparked a 7-0 Cedar Hill run and the Longhorns never led by fewer than nine the rest of the way. Joyner Holmes picked up four of her six points during the run.
"That's what we expect from her is to step up in her role when we need her," Cedar Hill coach Andrea Robinson said. "We're really young and that showed at times tonight. We had way too many turnovers."
Cedar Hill, ranked No. 10 in the state in Class 5A, let Seguin stick around while trying to put the game away with six turnovers, including four on consecutive possessions.
The Cougars, No. 5 in the 4A state poll, weren't able to take advantage as they made just 2 of 14 shots in the fourth quarter and 13 of 51 overall.
"Free throws killed us and we just didn't execute well on offense," Seguin coach Courtney Phillips said.
"We knew she [Terry] was going to get hers, but we were trying to go inside and get them in foul trouble. But the bottom line is we have to execute on offense and we didn't do that."
Terry led all scorers with 16 points and added seven blocks. She was the only player in double figures for Cedar Hill. Kendra Howard and Arteajah Gay added nine points apiece.
Alarie Mayze led Seguin with 14 points.
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