Depth Shines as TCU Rolls to Win

Dec. 17, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's basketball team returned to the court after a break for final exams and cruised to an 89-51 win over Northwestern State at Schollmaier Arena on Sunday afternoon.

TCU (8-2) had four double-figure scorers, with three coming off the bench. Amy Okonkwo led the way with 19 points and a career-best five steals. Jordan Moore was the lone starter in double-figures with 18 points and eight rebounds. Adeola Akomolafe and Sydney Coleman added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for TCU.

The Frogs showed off their depth with 52 bench points as every Frog in uniform played at least 13 minutes, but none played more than 23 minutes.

TCU held Northwestern State (4-6) to 36 percent shooting and also forced the Lady Demons into 21 turnovers. The Frogs had their lead up to 20 points as early as midway through the second quarter and never looked back.

Defining Moments
TCU's defensive effort in the first half helped the Frogs take a big lead as Northwestern State shot just 25 percent (6-of-24) with 16 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

The game was tied, 9-9, with 3:46 to go in the first quarter, but the Frogs closed that period on a 12-1 run to take a 21-10 lead. TCU extended the lead to 22 points, 34-12, with a 13-2 open to the second quarter.

The Frogs' lead remained at least 19 points the rest of the day and grew to as many as 38 points late in the fourth quarter.

Stat of the Game
52 -- In addition to 52 bench points, the Frogs also outscored Northwestern State, 52-20, in the paint. One game after breaking a school record with 18 3-pointers, the Frogs hit just four on Sunday but it didn't matter as they dominated inside.

Quotes of the Game
"We had some objectives that we really wanted to meet. Obviously winning the game was one of them, but we also wanted to have a lot of fun and wanted to put a whole game together. I felt like we did that and we were able to accomplish it with a lot of players seeing significant minutes." -- Raegan Pebley

Up Next
The Frogs close out their nonconference schedule on Wednesday when Hampton visits Schollmaier Arena for a 6:30 p.m. contest. Hampton has won six of the last eight MEAC Tournament titles, including last season's, and opened this season with a win over North Carolina. TCU with a win would post its best nonconference record in Raegan Pebley's four seasons.



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