TCU Women’s Basketball stayed undefeated on Sunday with a 68-51 victory over Lamar in Fort Worth. Thanks to a stellar defensive effort, TCU jumped out to an early 17-6 lead after the first quarter. The Frogs did a great job forcing tough shots from Lamar, who shot 3-21 as a team from the field in the first quarter.
Lamar would have a strong second quarter, cutting TCU’s lead to 33-27 going into halftime. The Frogs would handle business in the third and fourth quarters, out-scoring the Cardinals 35-24 in the second half. Good ball movement for the Frogs was a key part of the victory as TCU picked up 21 assists as a team compared to Lamar’s 15.
Good three-point shooting and 3-point defense was another big area of separation between the Frogs and Cardinals as TCU shot 46 percent from three as a team and held Lamar to just seventeen percent from deep. The Frogs made 12 of 26 attempts from three making it their seventh straight game with at least ten made three-pointers.
It was a balanced attack scoring-wise from the Frogs as four players ended in double figures. Sedona Prince and Madison Conner had 15 points each for the Frogs while Una Jovanovic and Agnes Emma-Nnopu had 13 and 11 points respectively. Conner continues to light it up from deep as all of her points on Sunday came via the three-ball. Conner shot five for nine from three improving her three-point percentage to 44.9 percent on the season.
Prince had a big impact on the defensive end of the floor as well, picking up four blocks and a steal. While Jaden Owens didn’t have a huge impact in the scoring department, she did an excellent job creating open shots for her teammates as she racked up 10 assists against the Cardinals. Owens has been one of the best playmakers in the country this season, averaging 7.4 assists per game, good for fourth in the nation.
With the win, TCU was ranked in the latest AP Poll for the first time this season at No. 25 in the nation. The Frogs will have a chance to add another win to the resume when the Omaha Mavericks visit Fort Worth on Wednesday. Omaha is only 4-6 on the year but has won their last two games coming into their matchup with the Frogs.