Air Force Falls to Fresno State on the Road
Feb. 5, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. - The Air Force women's basketball team opened the second half of its conference slate with a 76-49 road loss to Fresno State Wednesday evening at the Save Mart Center.
Fresno State (12-9, 7-3) hit three three-pointers in the first five minutes of the opening half to take a 13-5 lead in the first five minutes, but Air Force was able to battle back, tying the game at 18-18 with just under eight minutes remaining in the opening half. However, the Bulldogs responded with a 9-2 run to regain control, going into the locker room with a 38-31 advantage.
After the break, Fresno State continued to build on its lead, scoring the first 10 points of the second half. Air Force, which shot just 24 percent from the field in the second period, never got closer than 14 points the rest of the way, as the Bulldogs continued to pull away.
Air Force was outrebounded for the game, 39-28, giving up a 22-11 advantage in the second half alone. In addition, the Bulldogs outscored the Falcons in the paint, 38-10, and scored 31 points off of 27 Air Force turnovers.
Alex Furr led the Bulldogs with 14 points, knocking down 4-of-4 shots from beyond the arc, while Jacinta Vandenberg added 12 points and nine rebounds.
The Falcons are back in action this Saturday, Feb. 8, when they head to Fort Collins, Colo., to take on Colorado State in a noon contest.