TCU women aim to keep scoring in bunches against New Orleans

Zahna Medley is one of four TCU players to score in double figures in the season opener.
Zahna Medley is one of four TCU players to score in double figures in the season opener. Special to the Star-Telegram

If head coach Raegan Pebley’s offense is running smoothly, multiple TCU scorers should find themselves finishing with double-digit point totals.

For the second straight game, TCU (1-0) had four pass the 10-point mark, including TCU’s 85-59 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night and the team’s exhibition against Texas Wesleyan on Nov. 8.

No one’s got a red light.

TCU women’s coach Raegan Pebley on team’s offense

Zahna Medley and Veja Hamilton along with AJ Alix posted double-digit totals in both games. On Friday, Jada Butts led the charge, scoring a game-high 18 points to add to eight rebounds and five assists.

“That should be a staple of our system offensively is that we’ve got four players averaging in double figures that are a hard matchup because so many people can score,” Pebley said. “We say everyone’s got a green light. If it’s a good shot, you’re supposed to look to take that shot. No one’s got a red light.”

TCU held Sam Houston State to 29.4 percent shooting in the season opener, leading into another offensive test against New Orleans, which returns six of its seven top scorers from last season. Leading the Privateers is Randi Brown, who averaged 12.7 points per game last season.

Sunday’s game, the second in three days for TCU, will open the season for the Privateers, who were selected to finish 11th out of 13 teams in the Southland Conference this season by the league’s coaches.

TCU women

vs. New Orleans

2 p.m. Sunday

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