Jan. 2, 2013
USAFA, Colo. - In its final non-conference game of the season, the Air Force women's basketball team fell to visiting Utah Valley, 70-60, Wednesday afternoon in Clune Arena.
For the Wolverines, Sammie Jensen led the way with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Tina Doughty, who shot 6-of-8 from long range, added 20 points.
After Air Force (1-12) came back from a 10-point deficit to take a 31-29 advantage with two and a half minutes remaining in the opening half, Utah Valley (5-11) closed out the first period on a 7-0 run to go into the locker room with a five-point lead.
The Falcons were able to cut the margin to 42-39 at the 16:49 mark in the second half, but the Wolverines responded with a 21-2 run over the next eight minutes to pull away. Air Force battled back in the final eight minutes, outscoring Utah Valley 19-7, but still fell short in the 10-point loss.
Air Force held a 45-40 advantage on the boards, led by Katie Hilbig (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.), Medina and Austyn Wilson (Sr., Dallas, Texas) with nine rebounds each. Both Medina and Wilson set new career-high marks with their nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, Leipprandt reached a significant milestone early in the first half, recording the 1,000th point of her career to become just the fourth player in Air Force's Division I history to reach the mark.
The Falcons have a week off before opening their 2013 Mountain West slate on Jan. 9 at conference newcomer Nevada.