Nov. 12, 2010
USAFA, Colo. - Sophomore Dymond James (Brambleton, Va.) registered the first double-double of her career as the Air Force women's basketball team opened its season with a 64-50 victory over Lipscomb Friday afternoon at Clune Arena. It marked the Falcons' first win in a season opener since 2005.
James tallied 16 points and a career-best 10 rebounds to lead the Falcons, while junior Jamela Satterfield (Sacramento, Calif.) added a career-high 14 points and nine rebounds.
Air Force (1-0) never trailed in the game, but the contest remained close for much of the first half. Lipscomb (0-1) trailed 18-14 with just under eight minutes to play in the opening half, but the Falcons went on an 18-5 run to close out the period, taking a 36-19 lead into the locker room.
The Falcons, who shot 41 percent from the field in the first half, cooled off somewhat after the break but were still able to retain control. The Lady Bisons never got closer than eight points down the stretch as Air Force held on for the 14-point victory.
Air Force outrebounded Lipscomb for the game, 54-39, surpassing last year's single-game high of 43 boards. In addition, the Falcons dished out 18 assists while committing just 13 turnovers.
The Falcons have a quick turnaround before their next game, as they head to Greeley, Colo., on Sunday to take on Northern Colorado. The game is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.