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TCU women roll past SMU for 3-0 start

TCU senior Zahna Medley, left, in action Sunday against New Orleans, scored 15 of her team-high 17 points in the first half Wednesday against SMU.
TCU senior Zahna Medley, left, in action Sunday against New Orleans, scored 15 of her team-high 17 points in the first half Wednesday against SMU. Special to S-T

TCU led by as many as 24 points and coasted to an 89-79 victory against SMU on Wednesday night at Moody Coliseum to improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

The Horned Frogs were led by Zahna Medley with 15 of her team-high 17 points in the first half. She moved within 14 points of becoming the fifth player in TCU history to reach 1,500 career points.

TCU hit 8-of-15 from 3-point range, including 3-of-5 by both Zahna Medley and Toree Thompson.

TCU’s Veja Hamilton added 15 points and sophomore Toree Thompson had 13 points while shooting 5-of-7 from the field. Newcomers Jordan Moore and Destynee Hives-McCray each added 12 points.

The Frogs built a 24-point lead in the second half at 67-43 en route to posting their second consecutive double-digit win over their former Southwest Conference rival. TCU was 8-of-15 from 3-point range.

SMU was led by Alicia Froling with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Ashley Gibson added 18 points for the Mustangs, and Stephanie Collins had 11 and Gabrielle Wilkins 10.

The Frogs have scored at least 80 points in each of their first three games. Only twice in school history have the Frogs scored at least 80 points in three consecutive games to open a season — reaching the mark in the first four games of the 1992-93 season and in the first three games of the 2010-11 season.

TCU travels to play No. 12 Texas A&M at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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