Odessa scored first, six minutes into the game, and never looked back. The Jackalopes built a two goal lead in the second period when Brahmas forward Brandon Benedict cut the Odessa lead to one.
Odessa proved too much, as the Jackalopes out shot the Brahmas 30-36 to take a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The Brahmas' loss was their first loss of the post season.
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Game two is Saturday night at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills.