Air Force Falls To BYU, 70-40
Feb. 8, 2007
Provo, Utah - After scoring just six points in the opening half, the Air Force women's basketball team fell to BYU, 70-40, Thursday evening at the Marriott Center. The Falcons drop to 4-17 overall, 0-10 in the Mountain West Conference, while the Cougars improve to 17-5 overall, 8-1 in the MWC.
BYU led by six points early in the game before a jumper from Air Force sophomore Kim Kreke (Salem, Ill.) brought the Falcons within four points at 10-6. However, Air Force was held scoreless for the final 15:21 of the opening half, and went into the locker room trailing 33-6.
The Cougars extended their advantage after the break, leading by as many as 42 points. Although Air Force outscored BYU 20-9 in the final 10 minutes, it was not enough to overcome its early deficit, as the Falcons fell 70-40.
Although the Falcons entered the game as the league's top offensive rebounding team, the Cougars had a huge advantage on the boards, outrebounding the Falcons, 43-32, and grabbing 18 boards on the offensive end.
The Falcons are back in action this Saturday, Feb. 10, when they visit TCU. Tip-off is slated for 2:00 p.m. (CT) at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.