The women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to five games by beating the University of Wyoming Cowgirls 60-47 Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The team kept the Cowgirls scoreless for the first five minutes, jumping out to an early 9-0 lead.
The Lady Frogs took advantage of Wyoming turnovers throughout the game, scoring a total of 16 points off of Cowgirl turnovers. Wyoming scored 10 points off of eight TCU turnovers.
Junior guard TK LaFleur said being aggressive on defense and anticipating the Cowgirls’ passes helped the team get those important points.
The Lady Frogs shot 43.3 percent from the field during the first half, but cooled off significantly in the second half when the team connected on just five of its 25 shot attempts.
Head coach Jeff Mittie said he wasn’t pleased with the team’s energy coming into the second half.
“I just feel like we’re out of sync offensively,” Mittie said. “I didn’t like our shot selection … and Wyoming really defended the middle of our zone well.”
TCU also received a lift from its bench in Saturday night’s win. Reserve freshman guard Antoinette Thompson pulled in seven rebounds while senior center Micaela Younger snagged five in just 11 minutes of action.
With the win, the Lady Frogs’ record is 18-8. The team is 10-3 in the Mountain West Conference, good enough for sole possession of second place, two wins behind the University of Utah.
Mittie said the team’s next three games will be tough, but that they are fun games to be in down the stretch.
The Lady Frogs will face the University of New Mexico Lobos next at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.