Women Shoot Past Delta Kosice
Horned Frogs open exhibition season with 80-44 victory
FORT WORTH, Texas (November 3, 2000)--The TCU Horned Frogs scorched the nets in the team's first exhibition game of the year, and in the process downed Delta Kosice (Slovakia) by a final score of 80-44. TCU launched 24 three-pointers on the evening and connected on 11 of them, good for a .458 shooting percentage.
"It was important to play somebody else," TCU Head Coach Jeff Mittie said. "It's nice to get a victory, but it's good to see where you're at as a team. We've got great shooters and three-point shooting in particular is a strength of ours. For us, I like that we worked the ball inside-out."
The Frogs jumped out early, scoring nine unanswered points to start the contest and never looked back. TCU led by 18 points (45-27) at the intermission. The Lady Frogs' defense stiffened even more in the second half, and allowed just 17 points in the final stanza. Delta Kosice shot just 35.1 percent for the game compared to 52.9 for the Frogs.
TCU had a balanced scoring night with seniors Jill Sutton, Karen Clayton and Janice Thomas tying for the team lead in scoring with 12 points apiece. Junior transfer Ashanti Nix totaled nine points and four assists from the point guard slot in her first game. Clayton also led the team in rebounding with eight, and senior Amy Sutton, playing in her first game since fracturing her fibula on January 15, had a team-high seven assists.
On the evening, the Frogs dominated the glass, outrebounding Delta Kosice 39-23. All 12 players who saw the floor for TCU scored at least two points and 11 grabbed at least one rebound.
"For us to really be a good team we have to use our depth," Mittie said. "We're so much deeper than a year ago."
"We want to win the WAC -- tonight was a start, but we can do a lot better than that," Jill Sutton said. "You never know what to expect in these (exhibition games). Everyone had fun."
TCU wraps up its exhibition season with a game against Spartak
Moscow on Sunday, November 12. The Lady Frogs tip off the regular season
with a game against Yale at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Friday, November 24.
The marquee contest on the schedule is a visit to Fort Worth by the
perennial power Tennessee Lady Volunteers just three days later.