Nov. 4, 2013
USAFA, Colo. - Shooting over 50 percent for the game, the Air Force women's basketball team earned a 74-48 victory over Western State Colorado Monday night in an exhibition game at Clune Arena.
Air Force scored on its first possession of the game, getting a basket from senior captain Cherae Medina (Denver, Colo.), and never trailed against the Mountaineers. The Falcons led by as many as 11 in the first half before going into the locker room with a 31-21 advantage. After the break, Air Force began to gradually pull away, limiting Western to just two points in the final seven minutes of the contest, en route to the 26-point victory.
In addition to shooting 51.7 percent from the field, the Falcons also dished out 18 assists and held a 32-29 advantage on the boards. Air Force also committed just 13 turnovers, while forcing the Mountaineers in 22 miscues.
Three players scored in double-figures for Air Force, led by senior Camille Thompson (McDonough, Ga.) with 15 points. Jimi Blagowsky (Jr., Edmond, Okla.) added 14 points, while Medina pitched in 10 points. Meanwhile, freshman Sydney Graham (Albuquerque, N.M.) recorded a game-high eight rebounds and five assists.
For the Mountaineers, Jade McIntosh led the way, finishing with 15 points.
Air Force opens the regular season this Friday, Nov. 8, when it heads to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on 12th-ranked North Carolina in a non-conference match-up. The game is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. (ET) in Carmichael Arena.