Honer plays for TCU in record game
Douglas High graduate Andrea Honer was a part of NCAA women’s basketball history Monday when she played for Texas Christian University in its 76-16 victory against Texas Southern in Fort Worth, Texas.
TCU set eight defensive records, including the NCAA single-game mark for fewest points allowed, while improving their season record to 6-5 before a home crowd of 2,170 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The TCU Lady Frogs also broke four Conference USA records and three school records in the process. Among those, the Lady Frogs broke a conference record by limiting Texas Southern to 10.3 percent field goal shooting (6-for-58), the school record for fewest points allowed in one half (5) and the school record for most blocked shots
in a game (16).
The former NCAA record for fewest points in one game was set by Jackson State in its 81-19 victory against Prairie View A&M on March 3, 1983.
Honer, a 5-foot-9 freshman guard, played four minutes and shot 1-for-2 from the free throw line to finish with one point.
Last year, Honer led Douglas to the finals of the Nevada 4A state tournament and was recognized as the state’s player of the year by the Las Vegas Sun.
TCU began Monday’s game against Texas Southern (2-6) with a 15-0 run and went on to lead 39-5 at halftime.
Grace Gantt personally matched Texas Southern’s offensive output with 16 points to lead all scorers. Six-4 sophomore forward Sandora Irvin also scored 15 points and blocked six shots.
TCU returns to action with a 7 p.m. game Monday night at Santa Clara.