ARLINGTON -- Trying to salvage at least a share of the district lead, Mansfield Summit looked to put the finishing touches on a tidy victory over Arlington Seguin. But the District 15-4A leader would have none of it.
Seguin rallied in the third quarter and shook off the defending state champions for a 46-41 victory at Seguin High School.
"I'm just really proud of how tough the girls hung around," Seguin coach Courtney Phillips said. "I'm not sure why they tightened up, but we didn't play our kind of basketball for a lot of the game."
Summit controlled the game for almost three quarters.
But Seguin (23-7, 10-1) finally broke through when Chelsea Clemons followed a missed shot with an easy layup to cap a 12-4 run and give the Cougars their first lead, 32-31. From there, Seguin used easy baskets from Alarie Mayze, Dwanisha Tate, Carrissa Fleming and Aundra Stovall in the fourth quarter to wear down Summit.
Stovall had 16 points to lead all Seguin scorers. Keanna Kelly had 17 for Summit (18-13, 8-3).
"They just do a good job of making their opponents feel uncomfortable and that's what happened to us tonight," Summit coach Tammy Lusinger said.
For Seguin, Phillips said she hopes the two district victories over Summit this season have helped build confidence.
"They walk by a sign every day that says 42-37 -- the score that we lost to Summit in the regional final last year," she said. "It's a game like tonight that tells me we've got that confidence, we just need to finish games."
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