Photos by Dominic Ceraldi
In its best defensive effort of the season, the TCU women’s basketball team held Army without a field goal for over 11 minutes in the second half en route to a 62-38 victory in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Schollmaier Arena on Sunday.
The 38 points allowed were the fewest by a TCU opponent since the Horned Frogs defeated Sam Houston State, 81-37, on Nov. 15, 2016.
TCU also held the Black Knights to just 26.8 percent shooting, marking the second time this season it has held an opponent under 30 percent.
Senior Jordan Moore tied her season-high with 22 points, shooting 76.9 percent from the floor. She also flirted with her second consecutive double-double, hauling down a team-best eight rebounds.
After a tightly-contested opening quarter, TCU’s defense stepped up in a big way, limiting Army to just four more points before halftime.
The Horned Frogs buckled down and did not allow a single field goal over the final 7:20 of the second quarter, going on a 12-0 run to head into the locker room with a 34-20 advantage.
That stellar defense carried over into the second half as TCU put together another lengthy stretch without allowing a bucket, going 11:02 this time between the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarters. During that run, the Frogs outscored the Black Knights 20-2 to seal their sixth victory of the season.
Courtesy; TCU Basketball