Feb. 16, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Falcons' comeback bid fell short as the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 67-60 decision to Colorado State Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena.
The Falcons, who trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, cut the margin to 62-60 with 41.7 seconds remaining, but the Rams scored seven straight points to close out the game, including a three-point play by Caitlin Duffy with 14.6 seconds on the clock.
Senior Alicia Leipprandt finished with 16 points to lead Air Force (3-21, 2-9), while sophomore Jimi Blagowsky (Edmond, Okla.) added a career-best 13 points, knocking down three shots from long range.
Trailing 42-24 with 15:35 remaining in the second half, Air Force went on a 14-2 run to cut its deficit to six points. However, the Rams were able to push the margin back to 12 points with six and a half minutes left in the game. Again, the Falcons put together a run, capped off by Blagowsky's jumper to get within two points.
Colorado State (8-15, 4-6), which led 32-18 at the half, converted on 26-of-30 free throws for the game, while Air Force was just 5-of-10 from the charity stripe. Meanwhile, the Falcons, who shot over 53 percent from the field in the second period, outshot and outrebounded the Rams for the game, holding a 44-34 advantage on the boards.
The Falcons are back in action next Wednesday, Feb. 20, when they host Boise State in a 7:00 p.m. contest.