Air Force Downed By #20/23 Utah, 71-52
Feb. 10, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY - The Air Force women's basketball team (7-14, 1-8) lost to #20/23 Utah (20-3, 9-0), 71-52, in Mountain West Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Huntsman Center. Junior Brooke Cultra led the Falcons with 13 points.
Utah's Leilani Mitchell recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists. The Utes scored 24 points off turnovers while the Falcons scored just two. Jessica Perry added 12 points and Morgan Warburton 11 for Utah.
Cultra was 6-for-8 from the field, to go with four rebounds and two assists. Freshman Raimee Beck was the other Falcon in double-digits, scoring 12 points and leading the team with five rebounds.
Utah raced out to a 40-25 lead at halftime. The Utes shot 59.3 percent from the field in the opening stanza. The Falcons committed nine turnovers while Utah had three and shot 40.9 percent from the field.
Air Force senior Alecia Steele did not score for the first time in 58 games and just the second time in 104 career games, both coming against Utah. Steele played 17 minutes in the first half before sitting out the second with a sore hamstring.
Air Force returns to action Wednesday, Feb. 13, hosting UNLV.