MIDLOTHIAN

Harmoni Turner scored 32 points to lead the visiting Mansfield Legacy Lady Broncos past the Midlothian Lady Panthers on Tuesday, 77-69.

The Lady Panthers led 39-36 at the half but were outscored 22-10 in the third quarter of the District 10-5A loss.

"I thought our gameplan was great. I also thought our execution wasn't great and we missed a lot of shots," Midlothian head girls basketball coach Amy Tennison said. "We had to get second and third opportunities to get at the basket. But the gameplan was great. You just have to give Legacy credit. They shot it well from the three-point line. When they can hit eight threes, they can become hard to defend real quick."

Cristina Balderrama led the team with 23 points, Tatum Sorrels scored 19 points, and Kierra Middleton had 13.

Sarah Williams scored seven points, Mikaela McGuire had five, and Maeghan Palmer scored two to round out the Midlothian attack.

"I am proud of my kids. I think they are competing at a higher and higher level," Tennison added. "They are trusting each other, and we are making basketball plays that are the right plays. Every night it is somebody different stepping up for us. What is making us competitive is playing team ball."

The win moved Midlothian to 17-9 on the season and 6-4 in District 10-5A. The Lady Panthers, who are now 17-10 on the season, sit in fourth place in the district standings.

Midlothian returns to action Friday, Jan. 26 on the road against No. 1 Mansfield Timberview.