COPPELL — Arlington Seguin, the state’s fourth-ranked Class 4A boys basketball team, got all it could handle in Tuesday nigh’s 4A Region II quarterfinal against Lucas Lovejoy but pulled away late to claim a 49-35 victory.
Seguin (32-4) never trailed and depended on rugged play inside by Kimani Jackson and a trio of double-digit scorers to outlast a well-coached Lovejoy squad.
“This was a very good game and you have to give Lovejoy credit for playing us as tough as they did,” Seguin coach Bobby Thigpen said. “But we stayed with our game plan of playing strong defense and scoring in transition to help us get the win.”
Seguin’s defense was at its best in the second half in forcing 11 Lovejoy turnovers, while Marcus Frazier and Greg Wesley helped carry the scoring load with 15 combined second half points.
Wesley led all scorers with 18 points and six rebounds, with Frazier finishing with 12 points and five steals. Also standing out for Seguin was Cris Boleware with 10 points, while Jackson added 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots.
Lovejoy was led by senior Trevor Eckard with 16 points and 10 rebounds, with teammate Cameron Knight adding 10 rebounds and four assists in the loss.
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