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Jordan Moore perfect as TCU improves to 7-1 with win over Montana State

Jordan Moore (pictured) and Amy Okonkwo were simply too much for a very good Duquesne team to handle in a 61-48 season-opening victory for TCU on Tuesday at Schollmaier Arena.
Jordan Moore (pictured) and Amy Okonkwo were simply too much for a very good Duquesne team to handle in a 61-48 season-opening victory for TCU on Tuesday at Schollmaier Arena. Ellman Photography

Senior forward Jordan Moore tied a school record for field goal percentage in a game as she hit all eight of her attempts from the field and scored a game-high 17 points to lead TCU to its fourth-straight win over Montana State, 71-49, on Saturday at Schollmaier Arena.

With the win, the Horned Frogs improve to 7-1 for the second consecutive season and the fourth time in program history. They also accomplished the feat in 2017-18, 2003-04 and 1997-98.

TCU spread the love early, as four different Frogs scored in the opening five minutes.

The Frogs ended the first quarter on a 9-0 run to push its lead to 22-11.

Montana State (4-4) struggled to get its offensive flowing, as TCU allowed just 20 first half points.

Off the bench, freshman Ryann Payne had herself a career-night, posting 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting. Lauren Heard added 10 points and seven rebounds.

With Saturday’s performance, Moore became the second player in program history to post a perfect shooting percentage from the floor.

The Lady Frogs continued to emphasize its defensive aggression as they held the Bobcats to 35 percent shooting, and 2 of 20 from beyond the arc.

Up next, TCU looks to continue its win streak as Southern University comes to Fort Worth on Sunday at 12 p.m.

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