Lady Frogs Drop 64-50 Decision at Houston
Jan. 12, 2003
HOUSTON, Texas - The TCU Lady Frogs got into a hole early and couldn't find their way out as Houston picked up the 64-50 victory on Sunday afternoon at Hofheinz Pavilion. TCU falls to 7-7, 0-1 in C-USA play, while Houston moves to 9-4, 1-0.
Houston led from the tip other than the two ties during the first half. Combined with TCU's poor shooting (5-of-26 for the half) and early foul trouble (seven fouls in the first eight minutes), the Cougars were able to go on a 10-0 run during a five and a half minute stretch to get out to a 14-4 advantage. UH's largest lead of the half came with 3.8 seconds to play when Chandi Jones dropped in a bucket to make it 31-19 Houston.
The Lady Frogs were unable to get any closer than eight during the second half. Houston capitalized on strong shooting by both Jones and Shondra Bush to push its advantage to 15 on several occasions. The UH tandem scored 44 of the 64 Cougar points.
"We struggled to get anything to fall in the first half," said head coach Jeff Mittie. "Houston did a good job of isolating in the second half, and Bush had a good game."
"We turned the ball over way too much," he continued. "We had opportunities to get the game to four on a two occasions, but we didn't and then they got a three-point play."
Junior Tiffany Evans had her second straight double-double as she tallied 13 points and 14 boards. Sophomore Sandora Irvin had six blocks, while Evans and senior Tricia Payne each had three assists for the afternoon.
TCU stays on the road as the squad travels to Cincinnati and Louisville for games on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively. Home C-USA action starts Friday, Jan. 24 for the Lady Frogs when they entertain East Carolina at 7:00 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.