Recent road successes will be tested in Colo.

As the Lady Frogs gear up to face the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, momentum is on their side as the team looks to continue its road winning streak.

The women’s basketball team beat the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Tuesday for its second consecutive road win and hopes to secure number three in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Last season, TCU swept the season series against Air Force 2-0.

Air Force is struggling in conference play with a 1-5 record, which puts the team in second-to-last place. However, TCU isn’t taking the Falcons lightly, said senior forward Lorie Butler-Rayford.

“They are one of those teams that can jump up and win any game,” Butler-Rayford said. “Especially in this conference where we have such good teams, we’re not looking past Air Force at all.”

Helen Roden came off the bench in the Lady Frogs’ victory over UNLV and tied for the lead in points with 11. Roden also finished the game with nine rebounds while on defense.

She said she is focused on scoring and leading the team as a point guard and is not taking Air Force lightly either.

“Air Force is that team that always works hard from when it’s zero to zero until 40 minutes (while) on the court,” Roden said.

The Falcons are a good rebounding team and feature guards capable of playing the whole game, Roden said.

“We still have to keep our heads up like we are playing against Utah or Wyoming,” she said.

After a rough start, the Lady Frogs are playing well and the team is using that to stay focused, Roden said.

“I think we’re finally coming together,” Roden said. “We had some ups and downs during the season, so we’re really looking for each other and what individuals can do so it can better the team.”