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TCU women doomed by cold shooting in loss at Butler

TCU senior guard Zahna Medley, left, in action against UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, had 13 points and five rebounds to lead UTA against Butler on Tuesday.
TCU senior guard Zahna Medley, left, in action against UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, had 13 points and five rebounds to lead UTA against Butler on Tuesday. Special to the Star-Telegram

The TCU women’s basketball team shot a season-low 31.8 percent from the field Tuesday night, and Butler used an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Horned Frogs 65-53 at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Senior guard Zahna Medley had 13 points and five rebounds to lead the Horned Frogs (5-2), and junior Jada Butts added eight points and eight rebounds.

Tori Schickel came off the bench to score 21 points and grab 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-2), who shot 46.4 percent from the field. Belle Obert added a triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.

The Horned Frogs used a 13-2 run to take a 23-14 lead midway through the second period, but the Bulldogs answered with an 11-0 run and the score was tied at 29 at halftime.

TCU trailed just 45-43 after three quarters, but Butler opened the final period with 11 straight points in the first four minutes to take a commanding 56-43 lead.

The Horned Frogs return home Saturday afternoon to face UL Monroe — the start of a four-game homestand that includes the opening of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Dec. 20.

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