EULESS -- Chalk up another series split in District 6-5A.
The red-hot Grapevine Mustangs, winners of seven straight 6-5A games, avenged an earlier loss to Euless Trinity and evened their season series with a 44-42 victory Tuesday.
The win moved the Mustangs (20-9, 9-3 District 6-5A) into second place in the district race and dropped the Trojans (15-13, 8-4 District 6-5A) into the fourth and final postseason spot. Two regular season games remain.
Even though the district's postseason representatives have been decided, the district's final seedings aren't set as only one game separates the final three playoff teams.
"Seeding is important," Grapevine coach Kevin Starnes said. "We still have to come to play every night. No one wants to finish in fourth place."
With just one series sweep among the four teams and only one matchup still to play, the seeding might come down to a series of coin tosses.
The Mustangs, who face district leader Irving MacArthur on Friday, have a shot at the 6-5A title after holding off Trinity.
The Mustangs had hit just one 3-point shot all night but came up with three in the fourth quarter, each one ending a Trojans rally. Alex Greisen, who led the Mustangs with 17 points, nailed one with 5:17 left and Trinity within 29-27. With 3:03 remaining, a Kaleb Castro 3-pointer added cushion to Grapevine's 37-34 lead.
With Trinity down 42-40 and in possession in the last minute, Grapevine's Will Dupuy stripped Trinity's Adrian Wong of the ball on a drive for the tying score and Greisen hit a pair of free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Myles Turner (17 points) hit a pair of free throws to pull the Trojans within two with 2 seconds left.
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