Air Force closed out the non-conference schedule with a record-setting performance in a 111-68 win over Johnson & Wales Friday afternoon in Clune Arena at the Academy.
Jonathan DeWane scored a career-high 22 points to lead four Falcons in double figures as the team took control early and never let up. Freshman Keaton Van Soelen added a career-best 12 points while senior Frank Toohey and sophomore Lavelle Scottie added 12 points each to lead the Falcons.
Air Force used a 24-2 run early in the first half to take a 34-11 lead with 8:46 left in the half. The Falcons never trailed by less than 20 points after that and build the lead to 62-28 at the half. The 62 points is the second-most in a first half in school history and most since scoring 64 vs. Doane in a 124-57 win Nov. 22, 1997.
Air Force’s 43-point victory margin is 13th largest in school history and most since beating Colorado College, 82-31, in Clune Arena Dec. 9, 2006. The team’s 111 points ties as the third-most in school history and is the most since beating Denver, 111-88, Feb. 16, 1999.
Air Force shot a season-high 61.4 percent from the field, including a 65.6 mark in the second half. The Falcons out-rebounded JWU, 46-21, and had a season-best 26 assists and just eight turnovers. All 20 players saw action in the game and 18 scored points.
Johnson & Wales was led by Jontrell Herman, who scored 19 points. Andrew Romero III added 16 and Bryson Sharpley 13. JWU hit 41.4 percent from the field and had 12 turnovers.
Air Force closes the non-conference schedule with a 6-6 overall record. JWU falls to 0-16.