TCU overcame a slow start for a 95-64 win against Grambling State.
Zahna Medley once again led the way for TCU in a rout of the Tigers Monday night with 21 points. Veja Hamilton added a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds along with three other Frogs in double digits.
TCU dominated in the paint, out-rebounding the Tigers 53-35. Head coach Jeff Mittie said he was very pleased with the rebounding effort.
“I feel like our rebounding is so much better than a year ago,” he said. “[Klara Bradshaw] had some great offensive rebounds tonight.”
Early in the first half, it seemed like the Frogs’ offensive woes from Saturday night’s contest against Texas State would continue, but the team started finding the net midway through the first half. TCU took its first lead 9-8 and didn’t surrender it again for the rest of the night.
“We progressively played better,” Mittie said.
Junior Natalie Ventress had three breakaway layups in a row to ignite the offense.
“If our defense is good, our offense is going to be good too,” Ventress said of the plays. “Coach told me to give us a spark and that’s what I did.”
The Frogs started cold again in the second half but soon found their stroke and increased the lead to 30 points. Senior Meagan Henson checked into the game and provided the final spark to end the game on a positive note for the Frogs.
“I thought Meagan was fun to watch out there,” Mittie said.
Joanna Miller led Grambling State in scoring with 28 points. Coming off a 30-point performance against the University of New Orleans, Miller found holes in the middle of the Frog defense and took advantage.
“[Other than rebounding], we have a lot of work in the other areas,” Mittie said.
The Frogs have a week off before they head to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico for a tournament. Mittie said the team plans to have a good week of practices and a couple scrimmages before heading south.
TCU will take on Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m.