Feb. 9, 2011
PROVO, Utah - Unable to overcome a 28-point halftime deficit, the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 78-51 decision to BYU Wednesday evening at the Marriott Center. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 7-16 overall on the season and 2-8 in the MWC, while the Cougars improve to 17-7, 9-1 in the league.
Air Force struggled offensively in the opening half, scoring just 13 points on 20 percent shooting. Meanwhile, BYU shot over 54 percent from the field, knocking down 18 field goals in the period to stake a 41-13 lead at the intermission.
The Cougars extended their advantage in the second half, leading by as many as 38 points. However, Air Force began to battle back, knocking down their shots and getting to the free throw line. The Falcons managed to outscore BYU, 38-37, in the second half, but it was not enough to get past the first-place Cougars.
Senior Raimee Beck (Blackfoot, Idaho) led the Falcons with 15 points and six rebounds, while sophomore Dymond James (Brambleton, Va.) added 13 points and a team-best eight rebounds. For the Cougars, Jennifer Hamson and Kristen Riley scored 16 points each, while Coriann Fraughton registered a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Falcons are off until Feb. 16, when they return home to host UNLV in a 7:00 p.m. contest.