Moore leads Women’s Basketball to fourth-straight victory

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Jordan Moore scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, leading TCU to a 69-55 defeat over Oklahoma State and the Horned Frogs’ fourth-straight win.

“It doesn’t feel like four-consecutive wins, because we’re so focused on one day at a time,” head coach Raegan Pebley said.

TCU had lost four of their first six Big 12 matchups before winning their last four.

Moore dominated the floor all game on Sunday. Twelve of her 16 rebounds were on the offensive side of the ball, leading to 21 second-chance points for TCU.

“I told Jordan [Moore] last year that no one was better than her,” guard Lauren Heard said. “She keeps fighting and it wills us through.”

Moore’s dominance started early for the Horned Frogs, leading to comfortable leads for TCU at the end of the first quarter (19-12) and at halftime (36-19). Though they were only shooting 22.2 percent from the three-point line, the Horned Frogs were able to score 24 of their 36 first-half points in the paint.

In the second half, TCU lead by as much as 21 but aggressive play by Oklahoma State cut the lead to just eight (61-53) with 2:25 left to go in the game.

In the end, it was the tenacity of Heard that carried TCU to victory. While she only scored six points, she grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, nine of which came in the second half alone.

“Seeing her [Heard] play the way that she plays gets me hype,” Moore said. “That feeds off to me and feeds off to the whole the team.”

Lauren Heard continues to be a do-everything player for TCU. Photo by Heesoo Yang

Heard would end up filling the stat sheet with six points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

“I feel like I can always be doing something to help the team succeed and win, so that’s what I try to do,” Heard said.

Forward Amy Okonkwo and guard Jayde Woods combined for 24 points in the win for the Horned Frogs. Okonkwo added five rebounds.

The victory improves TCU to 13-1 at home, tying them for the best home record in the Big 12.

“We believe that if we do the things, if we follow a process, if we follow a plan, the end result will take care of itself,” Pebley said.

Looking to keep their winning streak alive, the Horned Frogs will head to Lubbock at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for a matchup with Texas Tech.

“It’s a big week for us on the road, for sure,” Pebley said. “If you look at teams that are winning and losing, there are so few teams that have been able to go get a win on the road.”