Written by SportsDayDFW.com
FW Arl. Heights outlasts Arlington Seguin, 59-56
Fort Worth Arlington Heights 59, Arlington Seguin 56: Junior forward Justin Hemphill scored 16 points, including eight consecutive in the fourth quarter, as Arlington Heights won a Class 4A second-round game at American Airlines Center.
Arlington Heights advanced to the Region I quarterfinals to meet District 6-4A rival Fort Worth Southwest. Arlington Heights defeated Southwest in the same round last season on its way to the state semifinals.
In a game featuring eight lead changes and four ties, Arlington Heights (22-9) took the lead for good on Harrison Wagner’s third 3-pointer of the game for a 47-44 lead with 6:20 left in the fourth quarter. That preceded Hemphill’s eight-point run.
Kelvin Downs had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Seguin (29-6), the state’s seventh-ranked 4A team.