Air Force Falls to Nevada on the Road

    Freshman Kelly Lujan
    Freshman Kelly Lujan

    Feb. 22, 2014

    Box Score

    RENO, Nev. - The Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 76-43 contest to Nevada Saturday at the Lawlor Events Center.

    Junior Jimi Blagowsky (Edmond, Okla.) tallied 12 points to lead the Falcons, while Reno native Kelly Lujan added 10 points and a team-high five rebounds.

    The Falcons (1-23, 0-14) held a 5-2 advantage early in the game, but the Wolf Pack went on a 13-2 run to take control. Nevada's lead grew to 28-13 with an eight-minute scoreless drought for Air Force, as the Wolf Pack went into the locker room with a 32-18 cushion. Air Force scored the first basket of the second half to cut its deficit to 12 points, but the Falcons never got closer the rest of the way.

    Nevada (15-11, 10-5) outrebounded Air Force, 48-29, for the game, and dominated the offensive glass, scoring 27 second chance points. The Wolf Pack also outscored the Falcons in the paint, 36-16, and finished 20-of-30 from the foul line, while Air Force attempted just nine free throws for the game.

    Danika Sharp scored 16 points to lead Nevada, while Emily Burns added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    The Falcons return home for their next contest, hosting Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

     

     

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