Lady Frogs Record 77-63 Victory Over Everyone's Internet
Nov. 12, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas
The TCU women's basketball team concluded its preseason Friday night with a 77-63 exhibition victory in Fort Worth against Everyone's Internet. The Lady Frogs won their first exhibition contest Nov. 5 versus TTT Riga by a 95-54 count.
The Lady Frogs raced out to an early 11-3 lead in the first 3:32 that was capped by senior forward Sandora Irvin's tip-in off her own miss. TCU was able to extend the advantage to as much as 11, 23-12, with 11:22 remaining in the half after redshirt freshman guard JimAnne Baker hit the second of her two threes. The make was Baker's 10th consecutive in the first half of TCU's two exhibitions this season. She missed a three later in the half at the 5:55 mark to finish 3-of-4 for eight points.
Down 11, Everyone's Internet went on an 8-2 run over a stretch of 3:07 to trim the TCU lead to five, 25-20. After redshirt freshman forward Jenna Lohse made 1-of-2 free throws with 7:58 to play, EV1 ran off nine unanswered to take a three-point advantage, 29-26, with 4:05 to go.
The next media timeout gave the Lady Frogs a chance to regroup. TCU finished the first period on a 12-3 run with most of the damage being done by Irvin and fellow senior forward Niki Newton. Irvin ended the half as TCU's leading scorer with nine points. Forward Dee Dee Warley paced EV1's scoring with 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and a 4-for-6 effort from the charity stripe.
TCU began to run away with the game in the second stanza, limiting Everyone's Internet to just three points in the first 10:30. The Lady Frogs racked up 18 points during that timeframe. Warley's bucket, which ended a 4:50 drought, was the first of 10 straight points for EV1. The TCU lead went to as little as nine on two occasions, the last of which came with 4:15 remaining when forward Keila Beachem scored a layup to set the score at 65-56.
The Lady Frogs were able to steal back the momentum and pushed the lead back to 19, 75-56, with 1:23 remaining in the game thanks to a three-point play by sophomore guard Natasha Lacy. Six of TCU's final 13 points were tallied by the El Paso, Texas, native.
TCU sophomore forward Ashley Davis was the Lady Frogs' leading scorer on the night with 18 on 6-of-11 shooting. She made two of her three attempts from downtown and drained all four of her attempts from the free-throw line. Irvin collected a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Lacy nearly had a double-double as well with a dozen points and nine assists. Newton and Baker were also in double figures with 10 points each.
Guard Kesha Watson led the way for EV1 with 18 points, making 6-of-12 from three-point land. Warley chipped in with 15 and Beachem finished with 11 points and a team-high six boards. Guard Toccara Williams had 10 assists and seven steals.
TCU shot a hair over 50 percent, connecting on 29-of-57 shots (.509). EV1 could only muster a 37.5 percent mark (21-56). TCU struggled at the line by shooting 14-of-24 (.583), while EV1 was 14-of-21 (.667). The Lady Frogs held a huge advantage with points in the paint, outscoring the opposition 42-20. TCU also out-rebounded EV1 41-30. Both squads were careless with the ball, combining for 49 turnovers (EV1 25, TCU 24).
TCU will open its regular season Nov. 19 at the Miami Jam in Coral Gables, Fla., against UCLA. The first home contest is set for Nov. 22 versus Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. CST.