TCU Scorches Grambling State, 95-64

Veja Hamilton

Nov. 18, 2013

Final Stats |  Quotes | Highlights


  1 2 F
 TCU 54 41 95
 Grambling State 31 34 64
Quick Stats
 Points 95 64
 Field Goals 34 25
 3-Point Field Goals 6 7
 Free Throws 21 7
 Rebounds 53 35
 Fouls 16 23
 Assists 17 10
 Turnovers 15 15
 Blocks 6 1
 Steals 8 10

Stat Leaders
 Player - TCU Points Reb. Ast. Stl.
 Zahna Medley 21 5 2 1
 Veja Hamilton 20 10 2 0
 Klara Bradshaw 15 7 1 2 blk
 Player - GSU Points Reb. Ast. Stl.
 Joanna Miller 28 5 1 3
 Tyler Anderson 20 9 0 2

FORT WORTH, Texas - Sophomore guard Veja Hamilton registered her first-career double-double to lead five Horned Frogs in double figures as the TCU women's basketball team cruised to a 95-64 victory over Grambling State on Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Horned Frogs improved to 3-1 this season while the Lady Tigers dropped to 1-3 overall.

Hamilton tallied a career-best 20 points off a 7-of-9 effort from the field and 6-of-8 performance from the free-throw line while grabbing 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes of play.

Fellow sophomore Zahna Medley led the Frogs in scoring with 21 points in 30 minutes, going 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-8 from distance, marking her third game this season with at least four made 3-pointers.

Freshman center Klara Bradshaw reached double figures for the first time in her career off a perfect 5-of-5 mark from the field, while also grabbing a career-best seven boards in 24 minutes.

Junior guard Natalie Ventress added 10 points while fellow junior Chelsea Prince poured on 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists in just 11 minutes of action.

TCU started the contest cold, missing its first six shots before catching fire fast, connecting on 19 of the next 21 opportunities.

Hamilton sparked the first flurry of points with a drive and a layup and followed with a jumper to give TCU its first lead at the 13:31 mark.

Hamilton then found Ventress in transition for the easy layup, and Ventress would get two more easy buckets off solid defense as the Frogs stretched its lead to 15-8.

Medley connected on her first 3-pointer of the contest to give TCU its first double-digit lead with 9:36 remaining in the opening half and Hamilton struck again with back-to-back jumpers as the Frogs pulled out to a 32-17 advantage.

Medley then took the contest over, rattling off TCU's next 13 points in a span of less than three minutes to fuel the Frogs' 54-31 halftime advantage.

The Frogs had a hot hand all night, shooting 58 percent (34-of-59) from the field, including a 66-percent clip (19-of-29) in the opening 20 minutes.

TCU also dominated the glass, outrebounding Grambling State by a 53-35 margin to win the rebounding battle for the fourth time in as many games this season.

After three contests in six days, TCU will enjoy a week off before traveling to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico, for the Hardwood Tournament of Hope where it will face Florida Gulf Coast, South Dakota State and Purdue on Nov. 26-28.

• TCU improved to 5-2 all-time against Grambling State with its fifth-straight win in the series.
• TCU improved to 3-0 in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on the season ... The last time the Horned Frogs opened a season with three-consecutive home wins was 2010-11.
• The 95 points were the most scored by TCU since Nov. 12, 2010 when the Horned Frogs defeated Houston Baptist, 96-38.
• TCU had five players score in double-figures for the first time since five Horned Frogs had double-digit points against Sam Houston State on December 19, 2010.
• Two Horned Frogs - Veja Hamilton and Zahna Medley - had 20+ points, marking the first time two TCU players have had 20+ points in a game since January 1, 2012 when Natalie Ventress and Antoinette Thompson each had 20 against Colorado State.
• Sophomore Veja Hamilton had a career-high 20 points ... Hamilton also notched her first career double-double adding 10 rebounds.
• Hamilton's season-high 10 rebounds were a team high, marking the sixth time she has lead the team in rebounding in her career.
• Junior Chelsea Prince had 11 points in 11 minutes, marking her seventh career 10+ point effort and first of the season ... The 11 points were a season high as were her seven rebounds.
• Freshman Klara Bradshaw notched her first career double-figure scoring performance with a season-high 15 points while also grabbing a career-best seven rebounds.
• Sophomore Zahna Medley had a team-best 21 points, her third 20+ effort of the season and ninth of her career.
• Medley was 5-8 from 3-point range as TCU improved to 8-8 over the last two seasons in games where Medley makes three or more 3-pointers.
• Freshman Carol Willie scored her first collegiate points, going 1-of-1 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe for three points.



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