Air Force Drops 65-46 Game To New Mexico
Feb. 20, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 65-46 game to New Mexico Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena. The loss dropped the Falcons to 3-22, 0-12 on the season and lifted the Lobos to 15-10, 7-6. Air Force players and coaches wore pink in honor of the Pink Zone® initiative for breast cancer awareness.
Amanda Best led New Mexico with 17 points and five rebounds. Georonika Jackson added 11 points and Jessica Kielpinski scored seven and pulled down 15 rebounds.
Senior forward Kathleen Schjodt led Air Force with 17 points, tying her career high. Junior forward Raimee Beck just missed a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Freshman guard Alicia Leipprandt added eight points and freshman forward Katie Hilbig scored six. Sophomore guard Anna Gault led the Falcons with three assists and three steals.
Despite having its leading scorer, Amy Beggin, out due to injury, New Mexico was able win out by dominating down low. The Lobos out-rebounded the Falcons 46-33 and outscored the Falcons in the paint 24-14.
Air Force struggled offensively, shooting just 28.1 percent from the field. The Falcons did do a good job of holding onto the ball, committing a season-low nine turnovers.
Air Force also came up short in a bid for the Guinness World Record for most air guitarists in one venue. The game drew 956 air guitarists, which was short of the record of 1,436 set by a university in Ontario, Canada
The Falcons return to action Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Utah. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.