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TCU women closing in on several career records

From left, TCU’s Jada Butts, Zahna Medley and Natalie Ventress listen to coach Raegan Pebley during a recent game. TCU plays its final nonconference game Tuesday against UC Irvine.
From left, TCU’s Jada Butts, Zahna Medley and Natalie Ventress listen to coach Raegan Pebley during a recent game. TCU plays its final nonconference game Tuesday against UC Irvine. Special to the Star-Telegram

The TCUs women basketball players have a chance to rewrite the team’s history books as they close out their non-conference slate Tuesday at the University Recreation Center against California Irvine.

Senior guard Natalie Ventress can take sole possession of sixth place in school history for career 3-pointers made. Ventress is currently sitting in a tie with Amy (Sutton) Porter at 161.

Senior forward Chelsea Prince, who has been key in TCU’s new high-pressure defense, is five steals shy of 10th place all-time.

Junior guard Zahna Medley, who sits fourth in 3-pointers made with 182, is 56 points shy of entering the school’s top 10 in career points.

The Horned Frogs are 7-3 and have gone 6-1 at home. On Tuesday they face 2-11 University of California Irvine, which ended a 10-game losing streak in its last outing, a 63-55 win over Denver on Dec. 21.

The Anteaters are paced by sophomore forward Mokun Fajemisin who averages 11.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

UC Irvine holds a 2-1 all-time series lead over TCU.

TCU will open Big 12 Conference play Sunday at Texas Tech, a team that is 9-2 overall and unbeaten at home.

TCU vs. UC Irvine

7 p.m. Tuesday, University Recreation Center

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