Frogs lose halftime lead, fall to No. 13 West Virginia 61-57


    Despite a halftime lead and another big performance from sophomore guard Zahna Medley, the TCU women’s basketball team fell to No. 13 West Virginia 61-57 in Morgantown, W.Va., on Sunday afternoon.

    Medley hit five three-pointers and scored 23 points in the loss. She averages 16.2 points per game, scoring 10 or more points in 20 games this season.

    Junior guard Donielle Breaux added 15 points and four rebounds during TCU’s second straight loss.

    The Frogs (14-11, 5-8 Big 12) led 28-27 at halftime after holding the Mountaineers (22-3, 11-2 Big 12) to 29 percent shooting from the field. West Virginia hit four three-pointers in the second half, outscoring TCU 34-29.

    Senior center Latricia Lovings improved her streak of consecutive games with a blocked shot to 64 games early in the second half. Lovings broke Sandora Irvin’s record of 62 straight games last Wednesday as the Frogs fell to Kansas (12-14, 5-9 Big 12).

    TCU shot their first free throws of the game with 13:32 remaining in the second half.

    West Virginia held a five-point lead with five minutes left in the game but the Frogs stormed back, bringing the deficit to one with 1:33 remaining after a layup by Lovings.

    The Mountaineers ended the game with a 5-2 run to seal the Frogs’ fate at 61-57 West Virginia.

    TCU head coach Jeff Mittie is still stuck at 299 career wins after the loss. The team will try to get Mittie’s 300th win on Wednesday night as the Frogs take on Kansas State (10-14, 4-9 Big 12).

    Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.