Air Force Drops Home Contest to Colorado State

    Sophomore Megan O'Neil

    Sophomore Megan O'Neil

    Feb. 4, 2012

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    USAFA, Colo. - Hosting in-state rival Colorado State, the Air Force women's basketball team fell to the visiting Rams, 77-39, Saturday afternoon in Clune Arena.

    Sophomore Megan O'Neil (Aurora, Colo.) was the Falcons' leading scorer with six points, while freshman Angela Johnson (San Antonio, Texas) led the team with a career-best six rebounds.

    Colorado State (10-13, 6-2) took a 10-0 lead to open the game, before O'Neil scored the Falcons' first basket nearly six minutes into the game. Air Force (5-18, 0-8) struggled offensively throughout the opening half, scoring just four field goals before the break to go into the locker room with a 40-11 deficit.

    The Rams continued to pull away after intermission, earning its largest lead of the game, 68-18, at the 10:20 mark. While Air Force outscored Colorado State, 21-9, over the last 10 minutes of the contest, it was too little, too late for the Falcons.

    Colorado State shot over 50 percent from the field for the game, compared to just 26 percent for Air Force. The Rams also outrebounded the Falcons, 40-27.

    Sam Martin scored 20 points to lead Colorado State, while Kim Mestdagh added 18 points.

    The Falcons return to action next Saturday, Feb. 11, when they visit Boise State. The game, which will be televised by The Mtn., is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.

     

     

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