Team aims for milestone win against conference foe


    Moneka Knight and Helen Roden’s shooting percentages were corrected March 12 at 9:42 p.m.

    The women’s basketball team will bid farewell to one of its best senior classes at senior night today, but the group will still have a chance to help the Lady Frogs reach a historic win.

    The 2007-2008 seniors have a record of 106-50 since 2003-2004 while playing together at TCU. Only three other classes in the Lady Frogs’ history have had better records.

    The only team between the Lady Frogs (18-10, 11-3) and the program’s 400th win are the Air Force Falcons (10-6, 4-10). Seniors Lorie Butler-Rayford, Moneka Knight, Jenna Lohse and Adrianne Ross have totaled 3,754 points, 1,829 rebounds, 1,057 assists and 723 steals in their careers.

    In this season, the five seniors have tallied 1,115 points, 533 rebounds, 269 assists and 184 steals. Ross leads the team in points per game, total steals and assists, and is second on the team in blocks. Butler-Rayford has been hitting the glass consistently all season, and her team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game prove her ability under the basket.

    The underclassmen have also played a significant role during the 2007-2008 season. TCU had three freshmen play in a total of 78 games and start in 42 of the contests. Leading them was Helena Sverrisdottir.

    Sverrisdottir has played in 28 games and started in 27 of them. She is the third-leading scorer for the Lady Frogs at 9.4 points a game, and her 5.8 rebounds a game are second best. She is also the only freshman who is in the Mountain West Conference statistical rankings. She is No. 11 in assists, tied for No. 12 in rebounding and is in the top 25 in scoring.

    The next freshman to play in the most games was Emily Carter. She played in 26 and started in two. Micah Garoutte saw the fewest games for a freshman with 24, but started in 12.