March 7, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - In its final game of the regular season, the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 75-44 decision to Boise State Friday evening at Taco Bell Arena.
Junior Lindsey Lewis (Grapevine, Texas) led the Falcons with a career-high-tying 15 points, including Air Force's first nine points of the contest, and a team-leading six rebounds, while sophomore Madeleine Philpot (Mobile, Ala.) added nine points and five rebounds.
The Falcons stayed close early, trailing 17-14 with 8:40 remaining in the first half. However, with Air Force shooting just 16 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, the Broncos closed out the period on a 17-2 run to take a 34-16 lead at the break.
Boise State (17-12, 12-6) continued to pull away in the second half, shooting over 45 percent from the field and 90 percent from the charity stripe in the final stanza. The Broncos dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Falcons, 50-34, for the game, while also holding a 32-16 advantage in the paint.
While Air Force (1-27, 0-18) struggled from the field, shooting just 24.5 percent for the game, the Falcons received solid production at the foul line, knocking down 15-of-18 free throws, including 7-of-8 by Lewis.
Miquelle Askew led the Broncos with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Keiahnna Engel and Brittney Pahukoa added 15 and 11 points, respectively.
With the regular season under wraps, the Falcons now head to the 2014 Reese's Mountain West Women's Basketball Championship, being held March 10-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. Air Force, the 11th seed in the tournament, will face sixth-seed San Diego State in an opening round game on Monday evening at 7:00 (PT).
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