Lady Frogs Down Perik Jumpers in First Exhibition, 90-42
Nov. 7, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas
The No. 23-ranked TCU Lady Frogs opened their 2003-04 season Friday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with a 90-42 win over Holland's Perik Jumpers in the first of two exhibition contests for TCU this year. The Purple and White has one more tune-up on tap Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. before kicking off the regular season at home against Texas State Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.
TCU grabbed the lead from the beginning, running the score to 5-0 in the first minute and a half. The advantage swelled to 19 points at 28-9 with 7:38 remaining in the first half when senior Tracy Wynn nailed one of her shots from the floor. The Booker, Texas, native finished the game with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting in 19 minutes of play. The Lady Frogs went on to take a 43-23 lead heading into the intermission.
The Purple and White dominated the second stanza. TCU snagged a 30-point lead with 16:21 showing on the clock when senior Ebony Shaw drained her only trey of the game. The disparity eclipsed 40 at 70-29 thanks to a pair of charity tosses by senior Kim Ortega, who also connected on two shots from behind the arc during the game. The Lady Frogs' largest lead of the game came with two and a half minutes remaining after a lay-up by Shaw put TCU up 89-40.
TCU owned the paint, holding a 46-28 edge over the Jumpers. The Lady Frogs also ran the court when opportunities presented themselves, finishing with 16 fast break points to the Perik Jumpers' four. Points off turnovers were also key for TCU, who held a 28-8 advantage. The Jumpers ended the game with 28 miscues to the Lady Frogs' 16.
Freshman Adrianne Ross led all scorers in the contest with 17 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting. The Hobbs, N.M., product also dished out six assists. Shaw ended with 13 points, while redshirt freshman Ashley Davis added 10. Senior Tiffany Evans also hit double figures with 11, going 4-for-6 from the field. Junior Sandora Irvin was the lone Lady Frog to reach double figures in rebounds with 10, and she also recorded four blocks.
The Perik Jumpers' Rhona McKenzie netted a double-double with 12 points and a dozen rebounds to held her squad's cause. She finished 5-for-14 on shot attempts and tallied a pair of blocks and a trio of steals.
As a team, TCU shot 52.9 percent (36-68) and 40 percent from three-point land (6-15). TCU managed to out-rebound the Jumpers, 44-37, and posted a 20-6 advantage in the steals department as well.