The Lady Frogs are in the midst of a three game winning streak after toppling the Air Force Falcons today.
The Frogs kicked off their first of three straight home games with a 86-48 win over the Falcons, but started off slow again in the first half.
“Missed defensive plays and a lackluster effort on the glass had me questioning their focus,” head coach Jeff Mittie said about the Frog’s first half.
Mittie took out top players Ashley Davis and Adrienne Ross three minutes into the game as the 4-18 Air Force team matched TCU almost point for point and steal for steal in the first 12 minutes.
And whether it was good defense by the Falcons or just bad luck for the Frogs under the basket, TCU had trouble sinking any shots with a 37 percent field goal conversion.
But when Davis and Ross were ready to step back into the game, the Falcons couldn’t match TCU’s fervor on the court.
Davis, who leads the Mountain West Conference in scoring, finished the first half with 11 points, helping her team to a 40-28 lead at the end of the first half.
“We didn’t come in with as much focus as we had in the past,” Davis said. “But once we get going, we’re a good team.”
The Lady Frogs have proven that time and time again, as they are perfect this season going into the second half with a lead.
In today’s game, not only did the Frogs continue the tradition of beating their opponents at home by an average of 20 points, the team didn’t let their lead in the second half fall below 19 points.
Junior forward Lorie Butler-Rayford put on an explosive performance the entire game, tying guard Ross with 13 points.
The 18-7 Frogs are now in a three-way tie for second place in the conference with Utah and Wyoming, all with three conference losses.
The Falcons have a conference record of 0-11.
The Lady Frogs’ next game is Feb. 18 at home against the Utah Utes, who are 15-9 and 8-3 in the conference as of today.