ARLINGTON -- Senior forward Malcolm Hughes nailed four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points to lead Arlington Bowie past crosstown rival Arlington Martin 54-52 in a District 3-5A clash for sole possession of second place.
"Last game I had a pretty bad game and had just three points, so today I just got my mindset ready before the game and got real serious," Hughes said"
The Vols (18-8, 6-1 3-5A) clung to a two-point lead as Martin attempted to inbound the ball under its own basket with 1.8 seconds remaining. The Warriors (19-6, 5-2) lost the ball past midcourt on an errant pass. Bowie guard Jeremy Senglin was there for the steal and took two steps before elevating on a one-handed tomahawk dunk over a Martin defender just after the horn sounded.
The basket, though spectacular, didn't count.
"It went in and I was just happy I got something done after missing some clutch free throws," said Senglin, who had eight points.
The Vols led by eight with 2:33 left in the game, but Martin rallied with a 7-1 run on a pair of layups by Kordell Eilts and Nick Babb and a corner 3-pointer by Andrew Dotson to cut the lead to 53-52 with 23.1 seconds remaining.
After Vols guard David Chavlovich split a pair of free throws Martin had the ball back with a chance to tie or win the game. Dotson's 3-point attempt with under 10 seconds rimmed out before a Bowie player knocked the ball out of bounds in a scramble for the rebound, which led to Senglin's dunk.
Bowie forward Kevin Hervey added 12 points. Babb and Eilts led Martin with 12 points apiece.
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