Reserves spark TCU women’s rout in nonconference finale

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The final nonconference game of a basketball schedule typically solidifies a norm for positioning and setting a rotation.

Saturday’s pre-Big 12 finale for the TCU women’s basketball team was anything but normal.

With junior guard Natalie Ventress, TCU’s second leading scorer, away from Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Saturday due to sickness, several different faces had to step up to claim TCU’s 76-47 win over Prairie View A&M (0-10).

Junior forward Chelsea Prince earned her first start since March 7, 2012, in place of Ventress and scored a season-high 15 points.

But even after Prince’s initial spark wore off, coach Jeff Mittie looked to senior guard Meagan Henson to light a fire under the offense.

“She brings energy every time and she’s fun to watch,” Mittie said. “Her passing ability and vision gets a lot of people involved, and we were kind of stagnant at that point, so it was good.”

Henson provided an efficient three first-half minutes, posting two points, two assists and a rebound.

Following Henson’s first-half minutes, TCU (9-3) continued what would be a 16-4 run to close out the first half.

Sophomore guard Zahna Medley finished with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead TCU (9-3).

Freshman guard Jada Butts also added a quality performance to Saturday’s game, tallying a new career-high in points for the second straight game, finishing with 11.

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