Led by Britni Martin with 18 points and Chanice Smith with 15, the Sam Houston women’s basketball team threw a scare into the Horned Frogs as TCU edged the Bearkats 67-60 Sunday afternoon at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
TCU (5-3) never trailed, but Sam Houston (2-6) kept the contest close the entire 40 minutes.
Sequeena Thomas added 10 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Kats out-boarded the Frogs 50-42. Thomas fouled out with 1:05 to play.
After seeing TCU build a 35-27 halftime lead and go up by 11 points four minutes into the second period, Sam Houston fought back.
Martin cut the Horned Frog lead to four points, 48-44, with a three-pointer at the 14:15 mark. The senior forward pulled Sam Houston to within five, 65-60 with a jumper with less than a minute to play.
TCU went 6-of-6 from the line in the final minute to hold on to the victory. After a steal and missed shot by Smith with 10 seconds to play, Jazmin Wiley rebounded but loss possession on a turnover and the Frogs ran out the clock.
Sam Houston hit 22-of-70 shots to shoot 31.4 percent. The Bearkats were 5-for-20 from three point range. TCU hit 33 percent (20-of-60) and nailed 10 of their 24 three point attempts.
Sam Houston State now travels to California to play in the Long Beach Classic Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20 and 21.