Lady Frogs take sole possession of second place

Lady Frogs take sole possession of second place

The Lady Frogs notched a blowout win against the Wyoming Cowgirls and took sole possession of second place in the Mountain West Conference.

TCU began the second half with a 15-point lead, and Wyoming never came within 14 points the rest of the game.

Senior guard Adrianne Ross had a game-high 21 points and helped her team keep its lead by scoring 13 of her 21 in the second half.

“Our team’s outside shooting really opened the lane,” Ross said. “The team worked well off of each other and we were able to get inside and keep up our good shooting from outside.”

TCU, now 8-2 in conference, shot .500 from the field and shot .545 from three-point land on the night. The Lady Frogs’ stifling defense held the Cowgirls to under 35 percent shooting from the field.

“Our ability to stay with their players resulted in them having to go deep into the shot-clock,” head coach Jeff Mittie said. “I think that this made them rush their shots and passes.”

The Lady Frogs took advantage of the Cowgirls’ poor shooting night with 14 fast-break points to Wyoming’s zero.

“We felt like if we did a good job rebounding we could get opportunities to get the ball up the court fast,” Mittie said. “They shot 19 three-pointers and missed 14 of them. This gave us a lot of chances to run off of those missed shots.”

TCU took control of the first half at the 11-minute mark, breaking an 11 all tie.

The Lady Frogs got a big effort from their bench with 17 points coming from the reserves in the first alone, and 28 points total.

The win was the first time TCU was able to defeat the Cowgirls, which are 7-3 in the Mountain West, in the teams’ last four meetings. Wyoming defeated TCU earlier in the year 62-45 in Laramie, Wyo.

With the win, the Lady Frogs extended their winning streak to five games. The next game is at BYU on March 8.