Beck Reaches 1,000 Career Points In Air Force Loss At UNLV
Feb. 27, 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 69-55 game at UNLV Saturday afternoon at Cox Pavilion. The loss dropped the Falcons to 3-24, 0-14 on the season and lifted the Rebels to 13-16, 6-9. Junior guard Raimee Beck passed the 1,000 career point mark with a team-leading 17 points.
Beck became the 12th player in school history and the third in the Div. I era to reach the 1,000 point mark. She also became the fourth junior in school history to achieve the mark and the first since Melissa Standley did so in 1989.
Kelli Thompson led UNLV with 20 points and added eight rebounds. Jamie Smith notched a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds and Markiell Styles scored 12 points.
Freshman guard Alicia Leipprant scored 12 points and senior forward Kathleen Schjodt added 11 to put three Falcons in double-figures. Beck led Air Force with nine rebounds and sophomore guard Anna Gault had a game-high six assists.
A slow start hurt the Falcons, who later kept the game close. Committing nine turnovers 11 minutes into the game, Air Force found itself down 19-4 early on. The Falcons got settled soon afterwards and went into the half down 12 at 38-26.
Air Force got to within eight points in the second half, but UNLV seemed to immediately follow with an answer all game to stay ahead by double-digits.
Air Force returns to action Wednesday, March 3, hosting Wyoming. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.