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TCU Lady Frogs Beat New Mexico's Lady Lobos in OT !

On Sunday afternoon, February 17, the Lady Frogs of TCU in Fort Worth met with the Lobos of New Mexico at the Daniel Meyer Coluseum, shown below.  It was an extremely hard-fought game... with both teams going all-out !  This was the third from the last home game for our Lady Frogs, and they knew they were in for a battle from the start !

                                  

The Lady Frogs of TCU had a sluggish start.  Going scoreless in the first nearly eight minutes, our killer Lady Frogs fell behind 11-0... and remained behind throughout the first half.  But... our Fearless Lady Frogs showed what they were made of, and clamped down hard on defense... as shown below.  Adrianne Ross, who made her 100th career start for TCU, scored eight points, and had four assists, which tied for the team lead.

                                                 

TCU regrouped well enough to end the first half only down by six points... 24 - 18.  Over an eight minute span covering the end of the first half and the start of the second, Our Lady Frogs went on a 19-0 run.  They scored seven straight points to end the half, and opened the second half with a 12-0 run.  When the second half started, everyone was wondering what would happen.  But... the Lady Frogs came out on fire... playing like women possessed !

Playing almost the entire game, Helena Sverrisdottir piled up a total of 24 points in the 38 minutes she played.  Lorie Butler-Rayford pulled out an incredible double-double with 12 points and 11 hard-fought rebounds.  Without Lorie's efforts, our Lady Frogs would have been in deep trouble. 

                                           

The Lady Frogs took the lead near the end of regulation, but New Mexico came back hard, and the second half ended with the score tied at 46-46 apiece.  This was to be the Lady Frogs first overtime game of the season, and the crowd at Daniel Meyer Colusium knew it would not be easy... both teams had played their hearts out !

                                           

In overtime our Lady Frogs came out "pumped."  They had five minutes of overtime to play, and knew if they were going to win... now was the time.  Lorie Butler-Rayford helped send the game into overtime by scoring the final points in regulation.  Lorie scored six points in the overtime frame, also pulled down three rebounds in OT, two of them extremely important offensie boards.

TCU went on to outscore New Mexico 13-5 in the overtime period, and won going away... 59-51.  Helena  Sverrisdottir, who scored 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting, was named Star of the Game, and was interviewed by MTN... Mountain Television Network, which fed the broadcast back to New Mexico's home town fans. 

Comment balloon 14 commentsKaren Anne Stone • February 18 2008 10:12PM

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Karen Anne,

Looks like a good time was had by all.  I'm not much of a basketball person, but show me a rodeo.......... 

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 11 years ago
Karen Anne - I bet that was one loud croud!  Very nice commentary of the game and the teams. 
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

Carol:  Yes, a good time was had by all.  And, with your's truly, Ms Karen Anne, as your friendly court-side reporter.  It was really fun.  I am sure some folks wondered what this "older chick" in the front row  at courside was doing... taking eighty two pictures (I counted them... numbers 278 to 360 on my Canon Rebel XTi))... LOL. 

I can hear them now... "Who was that crazy woman ?  I don't know, but she sure had a nice camera... !

One of the many reasons I love women's sports I shared in a blog post.  One of the main points of this post was how great it was for women to finally be able to compete in team sports.

                                    Hillary Clinton, Women's Athletics, and Title IX

For tens and tens of years, women were kept from developing the team ethic and team spirit so necessary in engendering the skills needed to compete in "a man's world."  In my mind, that is a major reason why Title IX was so important, and why it played such a major part in helping today's women develop some of the skills that may, in time, bring a woman to the office of President of the United States.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Hi Candy:  Yes, I really enjoyed myself.  I have just switched RE/MAX offices, as of my Birthday, February 6th.  My new office is in the cultural/arts/museum district of Fort Worth, about three miles from TCU.  So... I hitched up the ol' Localism Machine and headed over to Lady Frog Land yesterday... and this post is what resulted.  Go Lady Frogs !

Candy... looking back at my post above... I don't think I did too badly... not bad at all... LOL.  So, this is your courtside reporter, Ms Karen Anne... signing off until next time !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Karen Anne - Perhaps you should be a sports reporter on the side.  I read a lot of sports stuff (mainly when the Cowboys are playing, as you know), and this was a compelling article.  Sounds like a lot of fun was had by all!  It's great that they were able to come back from an early deficit to an overtime victory.  I haven't watched a ladies' basketball game since college.  Keep up the good work, my friend.  You may have a calling with the Dallas Morning News.
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 11 years ago
Jason:  Thanks for the great comments and praise.  I really love women's athletics, especially the colleges.  TCU is awesome.  But... Dallas Morning News... not on your life !  If I'm going to have a second career as a sports reporter, it will definitely, and only... be with The Fort Worth Star Telegram.  It's a great paper... and usually "scoops" the Dallas Morning News on many things.  DMN was still wondering about the Jason Kidd trade, when the Star Telegram had news that was much more up to date.  Again... thanks for commenting.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Great summary and excellent photos.
Posted by Kay Perry (Kay Perry, Broker) almost 11 years ago
Kay:  Thanks.  Jason Crouch says I should take up sports reporting.  I am wondering if anyone was trying to figure out who this older woman with the fancy camera was who was taking all those pictures.  It was me... LOL.  And yes, I am very pleased at how well the photos came out.  Thanks for your kind comments... take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

The important question is did you make a bet? - lol

Go Lady Frogs!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

Todd:  Noper... I did not make a bet.  I was too busy cheering and taking my 82 pictures... LOL.  It was so great watching these young women playing their hearts out... and then, once the game was over, each team... players and the bench... line up facing each other... and walk towards each other, shaking hands, or an occasional hug or pat on the shoulder.

No shaking of fists, no screaming "we're number one," no winners belittling the losers, just great effort, great play, and great sportsmanship.  Who needs to bet when these women put on a show like they do.  The teamwork they learn is priceless preparation for their future lives.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

News Flash - Update Mountain West Conference..... the LADY UTES, picked to take fifth in the Mountain West but currently ranked #14 (and probably higher after this weekend), clinch the TITLE!

  

Posted by Mike Varoz (Summit Sothebys International Realty) almost 11 years ago

Sorry Karen I could not resist.

Greetings from Utah.

Posted by Mike Varoz (Summit Sothebys International Realty) almost 11 years ago
Hi Mike:  Good for you, and super good for the Lady Utes.  Congratulations.  See you in the tournament.  Take care... Go Killer Lady Frogs !
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Mike:  That is ok.  No offense taken.  I am glad your local Lady Utes are doing well.  There is room for ALL in women's sports.  That is one of the great things about women's athletics.  The atmosphere is so incredibly different at a women's college basketball game when compared to a men's game.  The absence of those foam #1 fingers being waved from a bunch of testosterone-poisoned half-naked males with their crazed looks and painted bodies is so refreshing.

And... at the end of the game... win or lose... all the women line up... coming from the opposite directions... and greet their opponents, patting them, giving hugs, or just general encouragement... and this is after one team won and one team lost.  No "winners" lording it over the losers.  How incredibly refreshing.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

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