MANSFIELD -- At halftime Tuesday night, Mansfield Legacy trailed 14-8 -- not to Mansfield Summit, but to Summit sophomore guard Nia Jackson.
Jackson scored 17 points as Summit dominated Legacy for a 62-19 win at Summit High School in the District 15-4A opener for both teams.
The Lady Jaguars (9-8, 1-0) led the Lady Broncos 32-8 at halftime behind Jackson's 14 first-half points and three 3-pointers.
"It was really important, we had to get ahead because if we didn't, we'd be off to another slow start," Jackson said. "You have to start district play out right."
It started early, with Jackson knocking down back-to-back 3s to give Summit a 9-1 lead. At the end of the first quarter, Summit led 24-4.
Summit's defense hounded Legacy (4-7, 0-1). The Lady Broncos scored all of their first-quarter points off free throws. Legacy had its first field goal with 3:06 left in the second quarter on a jumper by sophomore guard Jennifer Kolanek.
It was Legacy's only field goal in the first half, and Summit led 32-8.
"We really got after it," Summit coach Tammy Lusinger said. "We helped well and we blocked out better. We had talked about really pushing tempo, and I thought we did a good job with that."
In the second half, sophomore guard Keanna Kelly scored nine of her 14 points. With the pressure off Jackson and Summit in control, other Lady Jaguars stepped up.
Summit saw 10 players score and three in double digits, with sophomore guard Taylor Jones joining Jackson and Kelly with 10 points.
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