Lady Frogs’ standing on line in last game

Lady Frogs standing on line in last game

One game remains in the Lady Frogs‘ 2007-2008 series, and one win separates them from a No. 2 finish in the Mountain West Conference.

TCU (19-10, 12-3) currently sits in second place in the Mountain West with one regular season game remaining at Brigham Young University.

The Lady Frogs are one half game ahead of the third place University of Wyoming (24-5, 12-4), which finished its season with a win over BYU on Wednesday.

A win would seal the No. 2 spot for TCU, though a loss would put Wyoming in second because it swept the season series against TCU.

In the first matchup against BYU, TCU took advantage of second-chance points and turnovers, overcoming a good shooting night from the Cougars.

The Lady Frogs had 21 points off of 21 forced turnovers, compared to only six points scored by BYU off of TCU’s 13 turnovers.

TCU grabbed 13 offensive rebounds, leading to 15 second-chance points, and the Cougars were limited to three.

The Cougars finished the game with almost a 7-percent advantage in overall shooting, hitting 48.1 percent of their shots, and TCU shot 41.3 percent.

Head coach Jeff Mittie said he is really pleased with the Lady Frogs’ progress during the past 6 to 8 weeks and said it’s great to end the season with momentum-swinging wins.

Mittie said he has been working the players hard in practice to enforce how important it is for them to finish games with intensity.

Senior forward Jenna Lohse said Mittie has been tough on the team in practice but said the players recognize how important it is to finish the season strong.

TCU had no problem finishing things off against BYU in the first meeting, outscoring the Cougars 35-25 in the second half.

Four of TCU’s starters finished the game with double-digit points, led by freshmen forwards Micah Garoutte and Helena Sverrisdottir, who each had 14 points.

BYU followed the lead of freshman guard Mindy Nielson who had a team high of 14 points and four assists.

The conference tournament follows the Horned Frogs’ regular season finale March 11 to 14.