Falcons End Season With Loss to Utah
March 9, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Unable to overcome a second-half scoring drought, the ninth-seeded Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 70-55 decision to fifth-seed Utah in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Conoco Mountain West Conference Championships.
Air Force ends its season with a 9-22 overall record, while the Utes, who move on to Friday's semifinal game against top-seed BYU, improve to 16-16 on the year.
The game was tied, 29-29, after clutch three-point shooting from Beck and Berger brought the Falcons back from a five-point deficit. However, Air Force struggled offensively after the break, managing just two points for nearly 11 minutes to open the second half. While Muniz ended the shooting slump for the Falcons with a three-pointer at the 9:02 mark, the Utes had already put together an 18-2 run and never looked back.
Utah outrebounded the Falcons, 40-26, getting 16 boards on the offensive glass to score 22 second-chance points. In addition, the Utes attempted 23 free throws, compared to just two for the Falcons.