Air Force Drops Close 55-50 Game To Colorado State
Jan. 20, 2009
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 55-50 Mountain West Conference contest to Colorado State Wednesday night at Clune Arena. The Falcons dropped to 4-14, 0-5 while the Rams improved to 7-11, 2-3.
Juanise Cornell notched a double-double, leading Colorado State with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Zoi Simmons came off the bench to add 14 points and Amaka Uzomah had 11 rebounds for the Rams.
Senior Brooke Cultra led Air Force in scoring with 11 points to go with six rebounds. Kim Kreke notched her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Raimee Beck also scored 10 points and added two assists and four steals.
In a close battle throughout, a late first-half surge by Colorado State put the Rams ahead 27-18 at the break. The Falcons led early, but CSU overtook the lead 15 minutes in and never trailed the rest of the way. Air Force got to within one point midway through the second, but CSU was able to out-last the Falcons to the end.
Both teams made 20 shots apiece, but Colorado State won the three-point battle (five made to Air Force's three) and the free throw battle (10-of-12 for CSU, 7-of-13 for AFA).
Air Force returns to action Jan. 28, hosting Wyoming. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. MST.