TCU Tops Stephen F. Austin, 60-52

Latricia Lovings swatted 10 shots to go with 11 points on Wednesday

Dec. 4, 2013

  1 2 F
 SFA 28 24 52
 TCU 27 33 60

Quick Stats
 Points 60 52
 Field Goals 22 20
 3-Point Field Goals 4 9
 Free Throws 12 3
 Rebounds 33 42
 Fouls 14 15
 Assists 6 14
 Turnovers 17 19
 Blocks 14 6
 Steals 11 6

Stat Leaders
 TCU Points Reb. Ast. Stl.
Natalie Ventress 17 7 0 1
Latricia Lovings 11 8 10 blks 3
 SFA Points Reb. Ast. Blks.
Tierany Henderson 17 13 4 1
Brittney Matthews 10 1 2 0

Final Stats |  Quotes

FORT WORTH, Texas - Latricia Lovings led three Horned Frogs that scored in double figures with her third-career double-double as the TCU women's basketball team posted a 60-52 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Lovings tallied 11 points to go with a career-best 10 blocks and was just two rebounds shy of a triple-double with eight boards in 29 minutes of action. The senior from Fort Worth was 3-of-6 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line while also swiping three steals.

Junior guard Natalie Ventress rattled off a season-best 17 points, going 7-of-16 from the field, including a 3-of-6 mark from 3-point range, while sophomore guard Zahna Medley added 16 points off a 6-of-10 effort from the field.

The Horned Frogs (5-3) battled back from a slow start, trailing by as many as 11 points before outscoring the Ladyjacks (3-5) by a 16-7 margin over the final eight minutes of the first half. Medley capped off the TCU scoring with a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull within one point at the break.

Ventress opened the second half with a layup to give TCU its first lead and Lovings followed with another layup to push the advantage to 31-28, but Stephen F. Austin bounced back with a 7-0 run to regain a 35-31 advantage at the 15:02 mark.

Lovings answered the bell with a move in the paint before Ventress heated up, draining back-to-back 3-pointers to push the TCU lead to 42-37.

The Frogs increased their advantage to eight points while holding SFA scoreless for nearly four minutes, and Ventress gave TCU its largest lead of 13 with a layup with less than five minutes to play.

TCU shot 52 percent (12-of-23) from the field in the final 20 minutes for a 45-percent effort for the game, while limiting the Ladyjacks to just 32 percent (20-of-63), marking the seventh opponent in eight games to be held to under 34 percent.

The Frogs struggled on the glass, dropping the rebounding battle by a 42-33 margin.

TCU returns to action against Texas-Pan American in a double header with the TCU men's basketball program on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m., at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

• The Horned Frogs extended their home-unbeaten streak to four games ... TCU last opened a season 4-0 at home in 2010-11.
• With the win, TCU took a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with Stephen F. Austin.
• The Horned Frogs limited SFA to 31.7 percent shooting ... Seven of eight opponent have failed to shoot better than 34 percent from the field against TCU this season.
• TCU's 14 blocks tied for fifth on the team single-game record list, matching the Horned Frogs' 14 blocked shots against Marquette on Jan. 31, 2003.
• Senior Latricia Lovings set a career-high with 10 blocked shots ... The 10 rejections is the fourth-best single-game performance in school history.
• Lovings notched her first double-double of the season and third of her career with 11 points and 10 blocked shots ... Lovings points and blocks double-double marks the first since Dec. 21, 2003 when Sandora Irvin tallied 16 points and 11 blocked shots against Pepperdine in the Malibu Beach Classic.
• Lovings points-blocks double-double also marks the third such performance in school history ... The Fort Worth native is the second player to ever accomplish the feat following a pair of points-blocks double-doubles by Sandora Irvin.
• Lovings' 10 blocked shots marked the third time this season and 13th time in her four-year career she recorded five or more blocks in a single game.
• Junior Natalie Ventress led TCU in scoring for the third time this season and 31st time in her career with a season-high 17 points.



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