Nov. 14, 2010
GREELEY, Colo. - The home team shot over 50 percent from the field as the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 79-56 road decision to Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 1-1 on the season, while the Bears improve to 1-1 on the year.
Senior Raimee Beck (Blackfoot, Idaho) led the Falcons with 15 points and seven rebounds as she moved into the Academy's all-time top-10 scoring list. Meanwhile, sophomore Alicia Leipprandt (Ubly, Mich.) also scored in double figures for Air Force with 12 points.
Air Force got out to a quick lead in the opening minutes of the contest, holding a 9-1 advantage by the first media timeout. However, Northern Colorado put together a 16-3 run in the first half before taking a 34-26 lead at the half.
Beck scored the first five points of the first half for the Falcons as they cut their deficit to five points, but Air Force could not get any closer as the Bears pulled away for the 23 point victory.
Northern Colorado, which shot 51.8 percent from the field in the game, held a 38-29 advantage on the boards. Meanwhile, both teams struggled taking care of the ball with 37 combined turnovers.
The Falcons return to action Thursday, Nov. 18, when they head to Pocatello, Idaho, to take on Idaho State in a 7:00 p.m. contest.