TCU Cruises in Non-Conference Finale, 76-47

Dec. 28, 2013

Final Stats |  Quotes

  1 2 F
 PVAM 19 28 47
 TCU 39 37 76

Quick Stats
 Points 76 47
 Field Goals 26 17
 3-Point Field Goals 6 4
 Free Throws 18 9
 Rebounds 43 31
 Fouls 17 21
 Assists 15 9
 Turnovers 20 22
 Blocks 4 3
 Steals 10 14

Stat Leaders
 TCU Points Reb. Ast. Stl.
Zahna Medley 17 2 2 1
Chelsea Prince 15 5 1 2
 PVAM Points Reb. Ast. Blks.
Larissa Scott 12 11 2 2
Jeanette Jackson 11 2 4 2

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's basketball team closed out the non-conference slate in impressive fashion on Saturday evening with a 76-47 rout of Prairie View A&M at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for its fifth-straight win to improve to 9-3 overall.

Sophomore guard Zahna Medley led a quartet of Horned Frogs in double figures with a game-high 17 points in just 24 minutes, highlighted by a 4-of-8 effort from 3-point range.

Junior forward Chelsea Prince made the most out of her first start since March 7, 2012, pouring in 15 points off a 5-of-8 effort from the field and a 4-of-6 performance from the charity stripe. The Fort Worth native's 15 points were a season high and just one short of her career high set in 2011.

Freshman center Klara Bradshaw nearly registered her first-ever double-double with 11 points and a career-best eight rebounds, while fellow freshman Jada Butts notched a career high for the second-straight game with 11 points to go with six boards and two steals in only 16 minutes.

The Horned Frogs jumped out to a quick 10-2 start fueled by early 3-pointers from Donielle Breaux and Prince in the first three minutes.

TCU churned out 19 points in the opening seven minutes following an old-fashioned 3-point play from Butts and a layup from Prince for a 12-point advantage.

Senior guard Meagan Henson provided a late first-half spark for the Horned Frogs to snap a lull in the action, finding Prince for a baseline drive and lobbing to Caitlin Diaz for an easy bucket in transition before draining a floater of her own to push out to a 33-17 lead.

Medley put an exclamation point on the first half with back-to-back 3-pointers in the final minute as TCU took a 39-19 lead into the break and ended the final six minutes on a 16-4 run.

Medley picked up where she left off to begin the second half, draining her third long-range bucket of the game before converting a layup and the ensuing free throw on the next possession to extend the advantage to 25 points.

The Horned Frogs shot 46 percent (26-of-56) from the field and connected on 6-of-15 attempts from 3-point range while going 18-of-26 (69 percent) from the free-throw line.

TCU's defense continued to shine, limiting the Lady Panthers to a 30-percent effort (17-of-56) from the field while forcing 22 turnovers.

TCU opens Big 12 action at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 2, when it plays host to 10th-ranked Iowa State.

• TCU improved to 9-3 overall this season, marking its best start since the 2009-10 season when the Horned Frogs opened the season with a 12-3 record.
• The Horned Frogs remained unbeaten at home this season with an 8-0 record, marking the best home start since the 2009-10 squad went a perfect 15-0 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
• TCU improved to 6-0 all-time against Prairie View A&M.
• The Horned Frogs held Prairie View A&M to 30-percent shooting from the field and have now held 11 of 12 opponents this season to under 35 percent. TCU has now limited six opponents to a 30 percent effort or lower from the field.
• TCU forced 22 turnovers on Saturday, marking the fourth time the Horned Frogs have forced 20 or more miscues this season.
• TCU outrebounded the Lady Panthers by a 43-31 margin, winning the battle on the glass for the ninth time this season.
• Sophomore guard Zahna Medley posted a game-high 17 points to reach double-figure scoring for the ninth time this season and 28th time in her career.
• Medley buried four 3-pointers on eight attempts for the most trifectas since connecting on five against South Dakota State on Nov. 27. Medley has hit four or more 3-pointers in five games this season.
• Junior forward Chelsea Prince made her first start since March 7, 2012, and the 10th of her career, posting a season-best 15 points and the most since turning in a career-high 16 on Dec. 4, 2011.
• Freshman center Klara Bradshaw scored in double figures for the second time this season with 11 points and pulled down a career-best eight rebounds.
• Freshman forward Jada Butts registered a new career high for the second-straight game with 11 points.



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