ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Seguin girls basketball team exacted revenge against Mansfield Lake Ridge on Tuesday, avenging a district-opening loss in a 48-29 victory.
However, this second meeting found Lake Ridge (8-16, 3-4 District 15-4A) without its two star players, Maya Hawkins and Jazzmin Jackson, who fell to injury during the holiday tournament season.
The difference between the first game and second was clear to Seguin coach Courtney Phillips.
"They don't have that ball handler out there in Maya," Phillips said. "In rebounding, losing Jazzmin hurts them. But sure, the quickness and being able to handle the pressure of our press -- they don't have that solid ball handler out there."
Seguin's press forced a series of turnovers by Lake Ridge, which scored only two points in the first quarter.
Lake Ridge managed a small comeback in the second quarter, finishing the first half down 29-17, but would get no closer.
Phillips, however, was not pleased with her team's fourth-quarter effort.
"We're glad for the win, but I'm not glad the way we played. I felt like we played sloppy, especially in the fourth quarter, and we can't let up," she said.
Senior forward Dwanisha Tate led all scorers with 13 points, followed by sophomore forward Alarie Mayze with 11. Khali Pippins-Tryon led Lake Ridge with 11 points.
Seguin (21-7, 8-1) hasn't lost since falling to Lake Ridge.
"We can't let up," Phillips said. "We have to keep the pressure on. We have a target on our back and everyone is going to want to get us"
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