Nov. 18, 2006
No. 25/ARV George Washington 82, TCU 77
November 18, 2006
BTI Classic Second Round
For the first time in 64 straight games, dating back to Nov. 5, 2004, junior guard Moneka Knight did not suit up for TCU. She injured her foot in the season opener against Maryland Friday evening and was left out for precautionary measures.
TCU had a familiar starting lineup on the floor against George Washington. Veterans Lorie Butler-Rayford, Ashley Davis, Jenna Lohse and Adrianne Ross - all significant contributors last season - got the nod to start.
For the second contest, a Lady Frog newcomer started the game. Last night, freshman Shayla Moore was with the starting five; Saturday Mittie selected junior college transfer Helen Roden as the team's starting point guard against the Colonials.
Adrianne Ross scored the Lady Frogs first five points of the game and went on to record more than half of her team's 29 points in the first half. Ross, a native of Hobbs, New Mexico, was 6-for-10 from the field with 16 points. She played the entire 20 minutes of the first period.
Lorie Butler-Rayford also poured in a productive performance in the opening half of play. The junior forward had 10 boards, including four on offense and six on defense, and played the entire first half.
Ashley Davis' back-to-back treys early in the second half (15:57) gave TCU the lead for the first time in the second period. Davis' first 3-pointer at 17:28 jumpstarted a 10-0 run for the Lady Frogs that gave them the 43-36 lead.
Davis has clearly defined herself as one of the top long-range shooters in TCU women's basketball history. She entered the 2006-07 season ranked No. 3 for TCU in 3-pointers made with 154 treys to her credit. With five 3-pointers in the first two games of the season, her total is now 159. She needs just three more to pass Amy (Porter) Sutton and take sole possession (162) of the Lorie and Ash fouled fouled out with four minutes remaining
It was a career day for three Lady Frogs:
Micaela Younger scored a career-high seven points.
Adrianne Ross tied her career high with 24 points.
Lorie Butler-Rayford tied her career high in rebounds with 13 boards.