Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season


By Jonathan Abraham

TCU women’s basketball defeated Alcorn State 88-31 in the final non-conference game of the season Saturday at Schollmaier Arena after outscoring the Lady Braves 55-10 in the second half.

The Horned Frogs tied their best start to a season in program history, a feat they accomplished in the 2003-2004 season, with a 10-1 record in their non-conference slate as they finished with the best record in the Big 12.

TCU was led by Adeola Akomolafe who finished with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. This was Akomolafe’s second double-double over Alcorn State with her first coming on Dec. 20, 2016.

After having a close battle in the first quarter, the Horned Frogs started to pull away and ended up leading 33-21 heading into halftime. The Frogs then dominated the Lady Braves in the second half as their well-executed offense and stingy defense helped them run away with the victory.

The Frogs’ victory over Alcorn State was the largest margin of victory since it defeated Houston Baptist by 58 (96-38) on Nov. 12, 2010.