Lady Frogs stretch streak to four games

The women’s basketball team beat the San Diego State Aztecs for its fourth win in a row Saturday, marking its longest winning streak of the season.

The Horned Frogs won 75-54 for the seventh conference win this season. TCU is in a tie for second place in the Mountain West Conference with the University of Wyoming and two games behind the University of Utah, which stands undefeated in conference play at 9-0.

The Horned Frogs started with a sloppy first half that featured 14 turnovers and 32.3 percent shooting from the field. The Aztecs were up 31-25 at the break, but TCU corrected itself with an offensive barrage and an impressive defensive stand in the second half.

The Lady Frogs exploded for 50 points in the second half while holding SDSU to just 24 points.

Senior forward/guard Lorie Butler-Rayford was key in TCU’s win with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Butler-Rayford helped bring the team back in the second by hitting a three and dishing out an assist that pulled the Lady Frogs out from under, tying the game at 37.

Four players scored in double figures for the Lady Frogs, including freshman center Micah Garoutte, freshman guard Helena Sverrisdottir and senior guard Moneka Knight.

Thanks to its superb play in the second half, TCU was able to notch its seventh win by 20 points or more this season.

The team faces Wyoming on Wednesday in a game that will determine a lone runner-up in the conference standings with six games left in the season.

The game is at home for the Lady Frogs in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, where they are 11-3 this season.

Wyoming is ranked No. 22 nationally and beat TCU 62-45 in the teams’ first meeting this season.