Falcons Cruise Past Colorado Christian, 75-61
Dec. 22, 2007
Anwar Johnson, Tim Anderson and Andrew Henke scored 13 points apiece to lead Air Force past Colorado Christian University, 75-61, Saturday afternoon in a non-conference men's basketball game at Clune Arena.
The Falcons broke open a close game midway through the first half with a 14-0 run over a 4:07 stretch to take a 17-point lead, 31-14, with 5:10 remaining in the half. Air Force extended the run to 20-3 over the final 3:40 of the first half to take a commanding 37-17 halftime lead. Anderson keyed the run with eight points, two assists and two steals. The Falcons were impressive on both ends of the floor, scoring 24 points off 17 first half turnovers by CCU. The Falcons turned the ball over just twice in the first 20 minutes.
Air Force (8-4) continued to control the game early in the second half and took its biggest lead of the game, 57-30, with 10:14 remaining and cruised from that point. CCU was able to cut the lead to 15 points, 62-47, with 5:41 remaining before Air Force scored the next six points to put the lead back over 20 with just over four minutes remaining. CCU never seriously threatened from that point.
Air Force shot 53.2 percent from the field, hitting 25-of-47 field goals, including a 41.2 clip (7-17) from three-point range. The Falcons recorded a season-best 13 steals and forced a season-high 29 turnovers, the most by an Air Force opponent since 1995.
Freshman Evan Washington added 12 points for Air Force, while Matt Holland chipped in with nine on three of five shooting, including a career-best-matching three 3-pointers. Holland, who practiced just once during the week due to illness, hit a trio of three-pointers for the second time in the last three games and has hit six of his last 10 treys.
Colorado Christian (5-5) was led by Rory Morgan, who scored 19 points. Brian Stamer added 16 points and 11 rebounds while Peter Bailey chipped in with 13 points. CCU hit 51.2 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Falcons, 32-16.
Air Force is idle for the holidays until playing at Wake Forest on Dec. 30.