Missed shots, rebounds cost TCU against No. 2 Baylor

first_imgDean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Twitter Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor printThe Horned Frogs had no answers for No. 2 Baylor at home Sunday afternoon in, falling to the Bears 91-73 at the Schollmaier Arena, ending a three-game winning streak for TCU.AJ Alix recorded her third contest in a row with more than 20 points (21), while Jada Butts scored 14 points with eight rebounds for the Frogs. The performances from the two however were not enough from keeping the Bears from taking care of business and handing the Frogs a lopsided loss.The Frogs managed to keep the contest close in the early going, only trailing 16-10 at the end of the first quarter. An inability to sink three pointers would catch up to them however, as the Bears doubled their lead to 12 by halftime, 41-29.Though TCU only trailed by 11 three quarters through thanks to a 23-point effort in the third frame, Baylor would seal the deal with a 28-point fourth quarter, putting the game out of reach.The Frogs only shot 39.9 percent from the field in the loss opposed to 43.4 percent from the Bears. Three-point shooting was the kicker though, as the Frogs only managed to go 16.7 percent from downtown while the Bears sunk 42.9 percent of their looks from deep.Rebounding also plagued the Frogs, as Baylor finished with a 55-30 edge and scored 29 points off second chances. Only six of TCU’s 73 points came off rebounds.The loss came just 24 hours after the men’s team lost in near identical fashion to No. 6 Baylor – an 18 point defeat to end a three-game winning streak, albeit in Waco opposed to Fort Worth.The Frogs return to action on Wednesday night when they take on Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. Linkedin Facebook ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ AJ Alix drives to the basket in TCU’s 91-73 loss to Baylor on Feb. 12, 2017. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Straka Twitter Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Previous articleTCU ‘out-worked’ by No. 6 Baylor, loses by 18, 70-52Next articleEquestrian takes down No. 5 Fresno State, falls to No. 8 South Carolina in home finale Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Tip to Shore Travelers: Turtle Crossing Time

first_imgDiamondback terrapins make their way to nest and back again, but some are getting hit by cars on a stretch of roadway near Corson’s Inlet Bridge. By MADDY VITALETiny turtles crawling on the road this time of year are no match for the much faster cars and trucks.Motorists should be on the lookout as the female diamondback terrapins cross the road to look for areas to lay their eggs.Steve and Susan Ahern, who run a terrapin rescue organization at the shore, offer a piece of advice to anyone who spots a terrapin in distress or in danger, especially while crossing the roadway.“You have to help them cross in the direction they are going. They will nest in any place soft enough to dig – even people’s front yards,” Steve Ahern said, noting that no one should put themselves in danger while assisting turtles.Between Corson’s Inlet Bridge and the Rush Chattin Bridge there is a stretch of Bay Avenue on the Ocean City side littered with crushed turtle carcasses.Despite bright yellow turtle crossing signs to warn motorists that there may be turtles in the area, travelers may find it difficult to spot the dark, grayish-green coloring of the terrapins that seem to blend in with the black pavement.The small, dark turtles are difficult to see on the black asphalt. This one made it safely across the road.On Sunday, at least a dozen turtles were dead on the shoulder of the roadway along Bay Avenue near the Corson’s Inlet Bridge.Steve Ahern said of the turtle deaths, “They have been out, but concentrated on certain days. Corson’s Inlet has been a real hotspot.”This year has been one of the latest starts to the diamondback terrapin nesting season, according to the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, which keeps records going back to 1990.Nesting season for diamondback terrapins is normally from May to July. Females emerge from the marshlands to lay their eggs.This summer, the turtles did not begin appearing until mid-June. Some experts say it could be due to a cooler beginning to the season, others just aren’t sure.But the biggest issue now for rescuers such as the Aherns and other turtle experts is how to protect the terrapins on their journey to lay their eggs and then back to the marsh.Cars, predators and construction will continue to pose dangers to the turtles.It can take anywhere from eight to 14 weeks for the terrapin eggs to hatch. Since the terrapins, which can live up to 30 years, typically nest in sandy soil, places such as the beaches and dunes give them a safe place to lay their eggs.Crushed terrapins are along the shoulder of Bay Avenue on the Ocean City side of the Corson’s Inlet Bridge.last_img read more