Freshman Frog’s performance keys sixth straight win

Freshman Frogs performance keys sixth straight win

Sunday marked the sixth consecutive conference victory for the Lady Frogs, and the team now has a one-game lead in second place in the Mountain West.

The weekend win did not come easy for the team, which had to outlast the New Mexico Lobos in a 59-51 overtime win. The Lady Frogs are now 9-2 in conference and 16-9 overall, while UNM fell to 5-6 and 13-11, respectively.

Leading the way for the team was freshman guard Helena Sverrisdottir, who scored 24 points, including four of the Lady Frogs’ 13 overtime points.

Her performance earned her second straight Mountain West Conference women’s basketball player of the week honor.

During the game, the lead changed hands six times before an audience of 2,750 fans. The Lady Frogs had to dig out of an early 13-point hole after a sluggish first 10 minutes to come back against the visiting Lobos.

A 19-0 run stretching from the latter end of the first half and into the second half proved to be enough of a comeback, and TCU was able to keep the momentum until the final buzzer.

The team’s winning streak will be tested again when the Lady Frogs leave Wednesday for Fort Collins, Colo., to face the Colorado State University Rams. The Rams are currently cellar-dwellers in the MWC and are yet to win a conference game.