TROPHY CLUB -- In a game that had a playoff-like atmosphere, Denton Guyer's Quamese Moss took over in the fourth quarter Tuesday, scoring 12 of her game-high 16 points as the Wildcats locked up second place in District 5-4A by beating Trophy Club Nelson 50-47.
In a back-and-forth game in which Guyer (20-7, 10-2) trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter, Moss scored her team's last 12 points, including going 8 of 9 from the free-throw line.
"Quamese played great there in the fourth quarter once she started being aggressive and going to the basket," Guyer coach Harold Colson said. "Once she starts driving, it's tough to stop her."
In that same span, Nelson (19-11, 8-4) missed four of five three-throw attempts. The Bobcats, who with a win at Wichita Falls on Friday will clinch the third seed, were led by Tralyn Woodard with 13 points and Sydney Smallwood with 12.
"The difference was the free-throw line. We only hit 3 of 12, and that's the game," Nelson coach Darren Wilson said. Nelson, down by five with 15 seconds to go, got a basket from Dee Robinson to cut the deficit to three with 3.2 seconds left. A steal on the inbounds play gave the Bobcats a last-second chance, but a 3-point attempt fell short.
Smallwood made three of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter to help the Bobcats go on an 11-0 run to take a 13-7 lead, but Guyer followed with a 7-0 run to close the quarter.
Neither team shot well in the second quarter. Guyer went 2 for 10 from the field and Nelson 3 of 13 as the Wildcats led by two points at halftime. Nelson went up 33-29 in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Smallwood and led 35-33 after three quarters.
With Guyer down by two after a basket from Abbey Reed, Moss stole the ball got a layup and free throw to give Guyer a 43-42 lead. Robinson gave Nelson a 44-43 lead with 3:05 to play, but Moss hit two free throws and Guyer never trailed again.
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