Arlington Seguin girls escape Mansfield Legacy with victory

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The Mansfield Legacy and Arlington Seguin girls played a messy game Friday night.

Sloppy and inconsistent play, likely a carryover for the holiday break, caused both teams to give up turnover after turnover throughout the game.

However, Seguin guard Laurynn McGowen filled a double role as custodian, cleaning up the mess in the fourth quarter and sealing a 43-37 Seguin win over Legacy.

In the final two minutes of the game, McGowen hit four free throws, scored a game-winning layup and helped ensure the win with a defensive rebound as seconds ticked off the clock.

McGowen, who has become the team’s leader on the court this season, finished with a game-high 20 points in the District 15-4A contest.

“Lauren has an attitude, everyone knows it,” coach Courtney Phillips said. “It’s relentless.”

Legacy came within one point in the third quarter, 23-22, but Seguin (12-4, 6-0 District 15-4A) quickly mounted an 8-2 run in the span of just over a minute.

McGowen’s teammate Alarie Mayze finished close behind in scoring with 15 points. Legacy (14-8, 3-4 ) was led by Jonelle Jackson’s 11 points.

Phillips was glad to escape with a win over a young but passionate district rival to remain undefeated in district play.

“They’ve done a great job with those girls,” Phillips said. “They played their hearts out. Right there at the end it could have gone either way. We’ve just got to settle down a little bit going into the second half [of district play].”

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