Women’s basketball second half adjustments lead to big win over Sam Houston State

first_imgReddIt Previous articleLIVESTREAM: A global impact on health careNext articleTCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free Alexis Guerrero RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSgame won Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Linkedin Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ + posts Twitter Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Fort Worth Derrick Mokaleng has many layers to his success Alexis Guerrero is a junior sports broadcasting and journalism double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She is a dog, baseball, and pizza enthusiast. Women’s basketball defeated Sam Houston State on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy: gofrogs.com) center_img Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ printThe TCU women’s basketball team beat Sam Houston State 81-37 in what coach Raegan Pebley called “the tale of two halves” Tuesday night.TCU held the Bearkats to 20 percent shooting in the first quarter. The Frogs needed all 10 of junior guard Toree Thompson’s first-quarter points to take a slim 28-22 lead at halftime.The second half was the complete opposite.Senior Jada Butts started the third quarter with five consecutive points as Sam Houston State had turnovers on their first two possessions. In the third quarter alone, the Frogs forced 11 turnovers.“We knew we had more effort and more time to give, and we were not doing that in the first quarter,” Butts said on the pace of the game after halftime. “And she [Raegan Pebley] told us, ‘play better, push yourself no matter what the score is’.”Freshman guard Amber Ramirez scored all nine of her points in the third quarter off 3-pointers. She and junior guard A.J. Alix tied for game-high honors with seven assists each. As a team, TCU posted 24 assists and just 10 turnovers.The fourth quarter was no different as TCU held the Bearkats to 1-of-18 shooting over the final 10 minutes. In just the second half, TCU outscored the Bearkats 53-15, marking the fifth time in program history TCU has held a team under 15 points in a second half.In the overall game, the Frogs held Sam Houston State to 15.7 percent (8-of-51) shooting, marking it the third best defensive effort in school history.Kianna Ray and Jordan Moore joined Thompson and Amy Okonkwo in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively. They each hit 5-of-6 from the floor and Moore posted a team-high three blocks.“In general, it allowed us to get more aggressive. We knew to have each other’s back a little more,” Pebley said on switching defenses at halftime. “Which meant we couldn’t rest off the ball, and I always think once you start generating scoring off from your defense, it will make things easier and it forces a team to play uphill against you. And making those tweaks in our defense and applying our press definitely helped. It’s been a part of what we know we can do and we have a few plays that can help us change things up.”TCU will tip off the third of its four-game homestand when SMU visits Schollmaier Arena at 2 p.m. Sunday. The meeting will be the 59th all-time between TCU and SMU, the most against any opponent in program history for TCU. Dean of Admission reflects on university’s growing recognition Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Hector Gutierrez’s worldly experience has helped establish Beach Volleyball ReddIt Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Alexis Guerrero Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img

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