TCU dominates in paint, romps Abilene Christian

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    Fueled by a dominant performance down low, the TCU women’s basketball team (7-3) remained undefeated at home Wednesday night with a 82-55 victory over Abilene Christian (7-4).

    Senior center Latricia Lovings and freshman center Klara Bradshaw fueled a performance down low that resulted in the Frogs outscoring ACU 38-12 in the paint. Bradshaw made three lay-ups in a row early to help the Frogs to maintain a one point lead despite three three-pointers in the opening stretch by ACU guard Whitney West.

    Then, TCU went on a 15-3 run and never looked back.

    Coming off a five assist game, Veja Hamilton surpassed that mark in the first half and set a career high in both assists (6) and steals (5). She added 18 points to lead all scorers.

    Head coach Jeff Mittie said he was pleased with the overall effort.

    “Our balance is getting better and better,” he said. “We’re finding more ways to win.”

    Mittie added that he knew the game was going to be high scoring and he thought the offense did a great job keeping pace in the early going, shooting 60 percent in the first half.

    Renata Marquez, the leading scorer for the Wildcats, was held to six points on 2-for-8 shooting. The leading scorer for the Frogs, Zahna Medley, also had a quiet night, scoring only nine points.

    Mittie said he isn’t concerned right now about Medley’s lack of points because she is making up for it in other ways.

    “[Medley] is doing a great job of running things right now,” Mittie said.

    TCU will be back in action Friday against Sam Houston State before taking an eight-day break for Christmas. The game will begin at 5 p.m. in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.