Nov. 21, 2011
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Junior Alicia Leipprandt (Ubly, Mich.) scored a career-high 30 points, including eight in the final 2:10 of the contest, to lead the Air Force women's basketball team to a 77-69 victory over Texas State Monday evening in Strahan Coliseum.
Leipprandt, who also grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds, finished with the first double-double of her career, as the Falcons improved to 3-2 on the season. Dymond James (Jr., Brambleton, Va.) added 13 points for Air Force, while Camille Thompson (So., McDonough, Ga.) recorded 12 points and a career-high nine rebounds.
After heading into halftime with a 42-33 deficit, Air Force went on a 15-5 run to open the second half, taking a 48-47 advantage at the 15:30 mark in the period. Both team traded leads throughout the half, and the score was tied at 66-66 going into the final media timeout.
The Falcons put together a run after the timeout, regaining their lead with a free throw from sophomore Megan O'Neil (Aurora, Colo.) and back-to-back baskets from Leipprandt. Air Force was able to hold off Texas State in the final minutes and closed out the game at the free throw line for its third road victory of the year.
Texas State shot nearly 52 percent in the opening half, but cooled off after the break, shooting just 31.6 percent. Meanwhile, the Falcons outshot the Bobcats in the second half, while also holding a 32-16 rebounding advantage. Air Force also had a huge advantage on the free throw line, knocking down 26-of-31 of their foul shots.
The Falcons return home for their next contest, hosting in-state rival Northern Colorado on Friday, Nov. 25, in a 3:00 p.m. contest.