Lady Frogs Barely Miss 100, But Still Win by 44
TCU dominates second half in rout of Grambling State
FORT WORTH, Texas (December 21, 2000)--The TCU Horned Frogs outscored the Grambling State Tigers 57-21 in the second half in a 99-55 whitewashing on Thursday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. In the victory, the Frogs tallied their most points since crushing Columbia 101-51 on December 29, 1999.
Forward Janice Thomas, fresh off WAC Player of the Week honors last week, scored a career-high 20 points in the victory on 10-of-14 shooting. Three other Frogs, Kati Safaritova, Jill Sutton and Tricia Payne scored 11 points, while Quinn Tedder added a career-high eight. After all 13 Frogs scored in an 86-55 win over Sam Houston State on Tuesday night, 12 players entered the scoring column in tonight's contest.
Sutton and twin guard Amy Porter stayed hot from behind the arc, as Sutton went 3-for-6 and Porter connected on 1-of-2. The sisters now have made 23 of their last 34 three-point attempts (.676) over the last four games. Porter added a team-high seven assists, just one off a career high.
The entire Frog squad continued to click on offense, drilling 56.1 percent of their shots in the game. Equally impressive was TCU's defense, which limited its eighth straight opponent to under 40-percent shooting. The Tigers hit just 30.3 percent (20-for-66) of their attempts from the floor and were 7-of-32 (21.9 percent) after intermission.
After a relatively competitive first half of basketball the Frogs led 42-34. However, TCU opened the second half by putting home 51 of the first 64 points to spurt ahead 93-47. In the mix were 22 consecutive points by the Frogs over a six-minute span.
On the evening, TCU doled out 29 assists just one game after establishing a school record with 33. The Frogs are now 6-0 when scoring more than 70 points and 7-1 when outrebounding their opponent.
TCU takes a perfect 6-0 December record into the Christmas
and next plays host to in-state rival Texas on December 28 in a
game at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The matchup is part of
Worth Classic doubleheader with the Horned Frog men facing Texas
the second game, which is set to begin at 8:00 p.m.