Oct. 15, 2006
The Lady Frogs started day three of camp with high intensity, said TCU head coach Jeff Mittie. The players hit the court at approximately 1:30 p.m. for a Sunday afternoon session at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex. The Frogs will be back on the court Monday at 2:45 p.m.
"We did really well at the start of the practice," Mittie said. "Our main objective is to get better each day and I thought today was pretty good."
First Day of Scrimmage:
The Frogs concluded practice with a 10-minute full-court scrimmage, sliced into two increments. Junior Lorie Butler-Rayford and the Purple team dominated the first part of the scrimmage. Butler-Rayford, a junior from Inglewood, Calif., sank two smooth jumpers from the outside and made a free throw for the team's first five points.
"Lorie has worked really hard on her shot," Mittie said. "She has greatly improved and could be a key component of our offense once she gets in better shape."
Also on the Purple squad, junior Adrianne Ross had a respectable day. She converted a steal into a breakaway jam as the Purple team pushed away with the lead. Minutes later, she grabbed her own rebound off a missed jumper and drained the shot. Ross concluded the afternoon with the team's final points as she sunk an outside shot at the buzzard.
"Ross is a veteran and I expect those kinds of shots from her," Mittie said. "I was pleased with the overall performance of the Purple team at times. However, we still have a lot of work to do."
Quote of the day:
"The last I heard, basketball games were 40 minutes!" said Mittie to his team, in reference to players looking winded after 10 minutes of scrimmaging.
The Lady Frogs are 20 days away from their exhibition debut against Lake Truck Lines (WNBA) . . . Beginning Monday, GoFrogs.com - the official Web site of TCU Athletics - will introduce fans to a different women's basketball player each day.