Nov. 17, 2012
POCATELLO, Idaho - In its third-straight game away from home, the Air Force women's basketball team fell to Idaho State, 83-51, in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Reed Gym.
Senior captain Dymond James (Brambleton, Va.) was the lone Falcon to score in double-figures, finishing with a season-high 17 points, while freshman Missy Byrd (Decatur, Ga.) added a career-best nine points.
James scored the first basket of the game to give the Falcons the early 2-0 lead, but Idaho State responded with a trio of three-pointers to gain the advantage. A 17-4 run by the Bengals midway through the first half gave Idaho State an 18-point advantage, but the Falcons went on a spurt of their own to close the margin to 33-21 at the break.
Idaho State scored eight unanswered points to open the second half to pull away and never looked back, leading by as many as 34 points against the Falcons.
Four players scored in double figures for the Bengals, led by Cydney Horton, who registered 19 points and 10 rebounds. Idaho State, which shot over 44 percent from the field, scored nine three-pointers. Meanwhile, Air Force continued to struggle offensively, shooting just 27.7 from the floor. However, the Falcons were able to convert on 24-of-26 attempts from the charity stripe.
The Falcons return to action next Friday, Nov. 23, for their home opener versus service-academy rival Army. The game is slated to begin at 8:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.