Quick sports: Weekend games yield victories for Frogs

Women’s basketball claims third straight victory

The Lady Frogs continued their recent success with a 75-55 win over Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on Saturday. Leading the way for the Lady Frogs (16-8, 8-3 MWC) was sophomore guard Emily Carter, who scored a team-high 16 points and recorded four steals. Carter is the third-leading scorer in Mountain West Conference play at 15.8 points per game.

Junior guard TK LaFleur scored 15 points and eight rebounds while sophomore forward Rachel Rentschler added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lady Frogs will hit the road again to face the Air Force Academy at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Listen to the game live on the radio starting at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on KTCU 88.7

Rifle team streaking into NCAA championships

The rifle team finished the regular season in strong fashion Saturday with a victory at home against the Air Force Academy. The team topped the Falcons 4,610-4,573 and hasn’t lost since returning from Winter Break.

The win will help the team with its position in the field of eight teams competing in the NCAA National Championship which will be held in Fort Worth beginning March 13.

Junior Erin Lorenzen took first place in the air rifle competition after accumulating a score of 585. Junior Simone Riford also contributed to the win with a score of 579 in the smallbore competition.

Prior to the NCAA National Championship, the team will travel to Hawaii for the Hawaii Rifle Invitational on Feb. 27.

Men’s tennis team falls short in Oklahoma

The No. 34 tennis team fell 5-2 against a No. 72 University of Oklahoma squad in Norman, Okla. on Saturday.

The team is now 1-3 in dual matches this spring.

The Sooners gained a point early in the day by winning two of the three doubles matches. TCU’s pairing of sophomore Emanuel Brighiu and junior Adrian Simon, the No. 12 doubles team in the nation, were at the helm of the Horned Frogs’ lone doubles victory.

Senior Kriegler Brink suffered his first setback of the spring in singles play, falling to OU junior Andrei Daescu 7-6, 2-6, 3-6.

The team will hold its first home match of the spring at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center against Texas A&M University.

Equestrian team finds success in California

The TCU Equestrian team enjoyed three rounds of competition Saturday and Sunday in the Best in the West Tournament in Fresno, Calif.

The team defeated Fresno State 7-5 in the first round of competition Saturday, but then fell 6-5 in the second round against South Dakota State University.

In Sunday’s third and final round of competition, TCU upended the University of Tennessee at Martin, 9-3.

The team gets right back into competition this weekend against Southern Methodist University at 10 a.m. at the Park Lane Equestrian Center in Dallas.

Track and field jumper sets record in College Station

Junior Neidra Covington set a Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium record in the triple jump competition as the Flyin’ Frogs competed at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station on Friday and Saturday.

Covington’s jump of 42 feet, 8 3/4 inches was good enough for first in the event and also set an NCAA provisional mark, a qualifying standard for the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Junior Jessica Young continued to perform well in the 60 meters, crossing the line in third place with a NCAA provisional time of 7.35 seconds.

On the men’s side, sophomore Sean Zurko recorded a seasonal-best time of 1:51.57 in the men’s 800 meters, good enough for fourth place in the event.

The Flyin’ Frogs have a short break until the Mountain West Confrence Indoor Track & Field Championships begin Feb. 26 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.