TCU 86, MISSOURI STATE 51
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – TCU (21-13) has been down right dominant in recent years when playing in the Postseason WNIT at home. Saturday, against Missouri State (21-12) the Frogs moved to 6-1 when playing in the tournament in front of home fans in Fort Worth, grabbing the 86-51 victory.
After falling behind in the first quarter, TCU and its three-point shot came alive in the second. By halftime, the Frogs had hit seven threes and not only retaken the lead, but stretched it to double digits, 40-30.
Alexa Willard led the way for the Lady Bears, scoring 15 points and pulling down three rebounds. Teammate Danielle Gitzen followed close behind with 10 points and seven rebounds. Missouri State will exit the tournament after earning its first postseason victory since 2012.
TCU was led by its two dynamic bench players, Toree Thompson and Amber Ramirez. Thompson finished with 15 points and three rebounds while Ramirez dropped in 14 points and two assists. As a team, the Frogs dialed up 14 three-pointers and hit 54 percent of its shots while holding the Lady Bears to 25 percent shooting.
Advancing comfortably into Round 3, TCU will await the winner of New Mexico and Rice.