Lady Frogs challenge Air Force in final home game Wednesday


    Seniors Helena Sverrisdottir, Micah Garoutte and Emily Carter will trot their last steps on the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum court in an attempt to pluck the Air Force Falcons Wednesday night.

    A win against Air Force (8-19, 3-11 MWC) would close the Lady Frogs’ regular season (20-9, 12-3) on a three-game winning streak.

    In their last outing, the Lady Frogs defeated University of New Mexico 84-71.

    Guard/forward Sverrisdottir led all scorers with 24 points on 6-of-11 shooting. She nailed all eight of free throws and had eight assists.

    Carter was just as dangerous, scoring 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting. The two seniors combined for 8-of-13 shooting from beyond the three-point arc.

    The only other Frog scoring in double digits was Rachel Rentschler. She contributed three 3-pointers and 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

    As a team, the Horned Frogs shot 54.5 percent from the field and converted 12 3-point field goals on 21 attempts.

    The Lady Falcons are currently on a three-game losing streak. Their last game was a 70-49 loss to Colorado State University.

    The Falcons shot 32 percent from the field, and the Lady Rams shot 39.3 percent from the field. The Rams also had two players score more than 20 points in the game.

    In the January matchup between TCU and Air Force, the Falcons clawed back from an 11-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Horned Frogs, 60-55. The defeat was the second conference loss for TCU and was a part of the only losing streak the Frogs suffered in MWC play.

    The game also marked the first time the Lady Falcons beat the Lady Frogs in basketball since 1988.

    Despite the losing effort, Starr Crawford managed a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Carter also added 16 points.

    TCU vs. Air Force

    When: 6:30 p.m. tonight

    Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

    TV: The Mtn. (tape delay at 11:30 p.m.)

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