Amy Okonkwo was cooking off the bench in Fort Worth Wednesday night, dropping a career-high 31 points and grabbing seven rebounds as the TCU women’s basketeball team eased past Hampton, 90-68.
TCU (9-2) came out firing in the first half, shooting 62 percent from the floor and 8-of-12 from beyond the arc. Guard Amber Ramirez continued her offensive rhythm from behind the arc - scoring 18 points on six three-pointers. Freshman Lauren Heard added a season-high 15 points off the bench.
This 9-2 nonconference run is the best the Frogs have seen since 2003.
Hampton (2-7) was held to only 30 points in the second half, with the Frogs out-rebounding the Lady Pirates 42-20. TCU’s plus-22 margin tied for TCU’s best of the season
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Monnaz Finney-Smith and Jephany Brown were the only players in double figures for Hampton, scoring 20 and 15, respectively.
Next, TCU kicks off Big 12 play on December 28 as the Frogs host unbeaten No. 9-ranked West Virginia at Schollmaier Arena.