Air Force Drops Road Game To Colorado State, 61-49
Feb. 4, 2007
Fort Collins, Colo. - Despite a career-best performance from sophomore Brooke Cultra (Onarga, Ill.), the Air Force women's basketball team fell to Colorado State, 61-49, Sunday afternoon at Moby Arena. The Falcons fall to 4-16 overall, 0-9 in the Mountain West Conference, while the Rams move to 7-14, 2-7 in the league.
Colorado State opened the game by outscoring Air Force 7-0, but the Falcons came back to take a 15-14 lead with just under nine minutes remaining in the first period. The Rams regained their advantage with a 5-0 run before Air Force again grabbed a one-point advantage following a three-pointer from Cultra. However, CSU drained a pair of long-range shots in the final three minutes of the half to take a 32-26 lead at the break.
Two more three-point field goals early in the second half helped the Rams extend their advantage to 10 points, but it was their advantage at the foul line, particularly in the closing minutes, that helped them secure the win. Colorado State attempted 13 free throws in the final 2:14, pulling away for the 61-49 win.
Junior Alecia Steele (Oklahoma City, Okla.) led the Falcons with 16 points, while Letricia Castillo (Sr., Anchorage, Alaska) added 14 points. Cultra also scored in double-figures, recording her first career double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Marilyn Moulton led the Rams with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The Falcons are back in action Thursday, Feb. 8, when they travel to Provo, Utah, to take BYU in a 7:00 p.m. contest.