Falcons Fall to Wyoming in Mountain West Contest
Jan. 26, 2013
USAFA, Colo. - The visiting Cowgirls put together a pair of big scoring runs as the Air Force women's basketball team dropped an 86-48 decision to Wyoming Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena.
In the opening half, Wyoming (15-4, 4-2) used a 14-0 run to take a 22-5 lead with 11:17 on the clock. The Cowgirls led by as many as 19 points before going into the intermission with a 40-25 advantage.
Air Force (2-16, 1-4) cut the margin to 12 points with a three-pointer by Cherae Medina (Jr., Denver, Colo.) to open the second half, but the Cowgirls outscored the Falcons 16-0 over the next five and a half minutes to push the game out of reach.
Wyoming shot nearly 50 percent for the game and knocked down 6-of-10 three-pointers in the first half alone. The Cowgirls also had an advantage at the free throw line, hitting 19-of-26 foul shots, while the Falcons were just 2-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Air Force was outrebounded for the first time in conference play this season, with Wyoming holding a 47-29 advantage on the boards. Meanwhile, the Falcons committed a season-low 11 turnovers, but forced just five turnovers by the Cowgirls.
Junior Camille Thompson (McDonough, Ga.) was the lone Air Force player to score in double figures, tallying a career-high 15 points with 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn Mileto and Kayla Woodward scored 27 and 16 points, respectively, to lead the Cowgirls.
The Falcons are back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 30, when they visit Mountain West newcomer Fresno State in a 7:00 p.m. contest.