Jan. 29, 2014
USAFA, Colo. - Unable to come back from a sluggish opening half, the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 77-63 decision to Boise State Wednesday evening in Clune Arena.
Junior Jimi Blagowsky (Edmond, Okla.) scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Falcons. Lindsey Lewis (Jr., Grapevine, Texas) added 14 points, while Missy Byrd (So., Decatur, Ga.) and Camille Thompson (Sr., McDonough, Ga.) pitched in 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Boise State (11-8, 6-2) raced out to a 41-19 halftime lead, closing out the stanza on a 20-5 run, as the Broncos knocked down four of their six first-half three-pointers in the final eight minutes of the period. Meanwhile, the Falcons shot just 32 percent from the field and were 0-of-7 from beyond the arc in the first half.
After the break, the Falcons began to chip away at their deficit, putting together several small scoring runs. However, the Broncos were able to slow Air Force's momentum, coming up with key baskets. The Falcons got no closer than 12 points down the stretch, despite outscoring Boise State in the second half.
The Broncos had four players score in double figures, led by Keiahnna Engel and Kenna McDavis with 15 points each.
The Falcons (1-17, 0-8) remain home this Saturday, Feb. 1, when they host Nevada in a 1:00 p.m. contest.