Lady Frogs Picked Up Road Sweep with 72-63 Win
Amy Porter becomes fourth TCU player to record 1,000 career points
SAN JOSE, California (January 7, 2000) -- The TCU Lady Frogs improved to 2-0 in the WAC and 10-4 overall with a 72-63 victory over the San Jose State Spartans on Sunday afternoon. Senior Amy Porter led the way for the Frogs, hitting for 17 points while reaching a personal milestone in the process.
With 9:42 left in the contest, Porter scored on a back-door layup to surpass the 1,000-point plateau for her career. In doing so, she joined her twin sister, Jill Sutton, and two other former Frogs (Janice Dziuk and Leah Garcia) as the only players in TCU history to reach the mark. Porter, who earlier in the game moved into fourth place in the all-time scoring list, now has 1,003 points in her storied four-year career.
Porter's 17 points were a season-high, and were desperately needed by a road-weary Frogs squad playing against a fiesty Spartan team. For the game, Porter was 6-of-12 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from three-point range.
TCU jumped out of the blocks early and enjoyed an 11-point lead (14-3) just six minutes into the game. However, San Jose State's Danada Smith got her team back into the game with 10 points late in the first half. As a result, TCU led by just eight (35-27) at the intermission.
The Spartans closed to within three points (49-46) midway through the second half, but the Frogs answered the surge by going on a 14-3 run. With the win, TCU improved to 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference for the first time in school history.
San Jose State (8-6, 0-3) made just 36.4 percent of its shots on Friday night. It was the 12th time in 14 games that a TCU opponent has shot less than 40 percent from the field. The Lady Frogs also held true to form offensively, scoring 72 points and shooting 43.3 percent, matching their season averages.
Four players reached double figures for the Frogs, as following Porter were a trio of forwards: Kati Safaritova (11), Janice Thomas (10) and Tiffany Evans (10). Safaritova, who played just 19 minutes due to foul trouble, narrowly missed a double-double as she grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
The Frogs now return home to face a pair of WAC opponents: Nevada on
Friday, January 12 and Fresno State on Sunday, January 14.