ARLINGTON -- Unlike the first meeting between these teams, Arlington Seguin had to fight off Mansfield Summit in the closing minutes Friday to hold onto a 51-48 victory in District 15-4A play.
It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Cougars, and it snapped a two-game winning streak for the Jaguars.
With the Cougars (24-4, 8-1 15-4A) leading 29-20 coming out of halftime, the Jaguars went on a 10-4 run to cut the lead to 33-30 with 2:47 left in the third quarter.
Summit's Travis Hooker made two free throws to cut the margin to one, 35-34.
After two free throws by Seguin's Chris Boleware made it 40-34 early in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars never got within three points until Hooker's field goal with 22 second left in the game cut the lead to 48-45.
However, two free throws by Marcus Frazier with 18 second remaining sealed it for Seguin, which had six points from Greg Wesley in the final period.
The Cougars looked to be headed for a blowout early after going on an 8-0 run during a 2:42 stretch to take a 15-6 lead with 1:45 left in the first quarter.
But the Jaguars (16-12, 6-3) closed out the quarter with a 7-0 run that was highlighted by Terrance Hubby's 3-pointer at the buzzer that cut the Cougars' lead to 15-13.
The Cougars took over defensively in the second half. Behind a full-court press, the Cougars held the Jaguars without a field goal until the 4:15 mark of the quarter.
The Cougars took their largest lead of the first half on a Brandon Parrish free throw that pushed their advantage to 27-16 with 1:45 remaining in the first half.
The Cougars allowed only one more field goal in the second period.
The Cougars won the first meeting 70-50 on Dec.21.
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