Falcons Wrap Up Road Swing With 59-55 Loss To San Diego
Nov. 26, 2006
San Diego, Calif. - Giving up 14 second-half points at the free throw line, the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a tough 59-55 contest to host San Diego Sunday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Falcons fall to 2-3 on the season, while the Toreros remain undefeated at 5-0.
A 9-0 run by San Diego early in the first half gave the Toreros a 12-7 advantage, but the Falcons responded with a run of their own, outscoring USD 12-1, to take their biggest advantage of the period at 19-13. While San Diego was able to cut the margin to one point, the Falcons never trailed again in the half, going into intermission with a 34-31 lead.
San Diego knocked down five free throws in the first three minutes of the second period to gain its first lead of the half, and from that point on, the score went back and forth. The Toreros used their advantage at the charity s.tripe to stake a 54-50 lead with 4:52 remaining before Air Force was able to get back within a single point. However, the Falcons were unable to get back on top, and with USD knocking down more free throws down the stretch, the Toreros held on for the 59-55 victory.
Junior Alecia Steele (Oklahoma City, Okla.) led the Falcons with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Dawn Higginbotham (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) added 11 points and nine rebounds. Amanda Rego paced the Toreros with 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.
The Falcons return home next weekend, Dec. 1-2, as they host the annual Air Force Classic, featuring Yale, Western Michigan and Texas-Pan American.