Nov. 20, 2013
Freshman Darrius Parker led four players in double figures with a career-high 17 points to lead Air Force past Colorado Christian, 78-51, Wednesday night in a non-conference game at Clune Arena.
The Falcons used an 11-0 run in the first half to take a 15-4 lead with 8:55 remaining in the half to take control of the game. The lead dipped below double digits just twice after that. The Falcons used a 14-2 spurt late in the half to build the lead to as many as 25 points, 40-15, with 2:18 left before taking a commanding 40-19 lead into the half. Air Force never allowed CCU to get closer than 17 points in the second half and led by as many as 28 points, 78-50, in the final minute.
Max Yon added 13 points and tied a school record with seven steals to help pace the Falcons. Justin Hammonds added a season-high 12 points and a career-high eight rebounds and Tre’ Coggins chipped in with 10 points. Marek Olesinski added scored five points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out a career-best eight assists. Parker added five rebounds and hit seven-of-eight field goals.
The Falcons shot a season-best 54.9 percent from the field and hit 19-of-25 free throws while out-scoring CCU 44-18 in the paint. Air Force had 20 assists on 28 made field goals and 14 steals while forcing 20 turnovers. CCU was held to 31.5 percent shooting, including a six-of-25 clip from three-point range. Air Force out-rebounded Colorado Christian 42-26.
Thirteen Falcons played in the game with 10 scoring. Air Force had 21 points from the bench with the most coming from Callum Long, who had six points and three rebounds. Scott Adler and Chase Kammerer added five points each.
Air Force improved to 3-2 with the win while CCU fell to 0-2. The Falcons are idle until hosting Richmond on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. and in-state rival Colorado on Nov. 30 at 2 p.m.