Lauren Heard scored a career-high 34 points in the loss. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com)
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Senior guard Lauren Heard scored a career-high in points on Saturday afternoon, but that was not enough for TCU as they fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers 79-70.

Heard scored 34 points in the loss and moved into 10th place on the TCU all-time scoring list with 1,344 career points. She was also 9-of-9 from the free throw line and had five assists.

After 12 lead changes in the first half, West Virginia went into halftime leading 38-35.

The Mountaineers went on a 10-0 run and outscored the Horned Frogs 18-10 in the third period despite shooting just 30% in the quarter.

TCU would come out strong to start the fourth quarter and came within six points of West Virginia, trailing 63-57 at one point. The Mountaineers would then go on a 6-2 run to extend the lead to double digits. 

West Virginia’s Kysre Gondrezick scored 16 points in the second half to push the Mountaineers to win.

TCU is now 5-15 all-time against the Mountaineers and 3-6 when facing West Virginia at home. 

Forward Michelle Berry had a team-best eight rebounds and Patricia Morris scored a season-high eight points in her first-time seeing action since Dec. 22. All eight of her points came from the free throw line.

Four Horned Frog seniors were honored after the game: Emma Schmidt, Aahliyah Jackson, Michelle Berry, and Lauren Heard.

TCU’s four seniors along side head coach Raegan Pebley. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com

TCU will play the Kansas Jayhawks on the road on Sunday, Feb. 7. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.