Air Force Defeats Colorado Christian, 68-58

    Freshman Megan O'Neil
    Freshman Megan O'Neil

    Nov. 28, 2010

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    USAFA, Colo. - With four players scoring in double figures, the Air Force women's basketball team picked up a 68-58 victory over Colorado Christian Sunday afternoon at Clune Arena. With the win, the Falcons improve to 2-4 on the season, while the Cougars fall to 1-2.

    Senior captain Raimee Beck (Blackfoot, Idaho) led Air Force with 15 points and six rebounds, while sophomore Dymond James (Brambleton, Va.) added a 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for the Falcons were freshmen Camille Thompson (McDonough, Ga.) and Megan O'Neil (Denver, Colo.), who posted career-high marks with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

    Leading Colorado Christian was Mallory Lowe with 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

    The Falcons never trailed in the contest, taking advantage of turnovers by the Cougars to stake a 22-12 lead with 8:26 to play in the opening half. However, Colorado Christian made a run, cutting the margin to just two points. Air Force went into the final media timeout of the half with a 24-22 lead, but pulled away in the last few minutes to take a 36-26 advantage at the break.

    After the intermission, the Falcons extended their advantage, leading by as many as 19 points with 13:01 left to play. Colorado Christian eventually got back within six points, but could get no closer as Air Force held on for its second win of the season.

    Colorado Christian outshot and outrebounded Air Force for the game, and both teams were sloppy with the ball, combining for 53 turnovers. However, the Falcons were able to convert the Cougars' miscues into points, scoring 35 points off turnovers (compared to just 13 for CCU). Air Force was also more efficient in getting to the charity stripe, attempting 28 free throws while the Cougars shot just 10.

    The Falcons have a quick turnaround before their next game, as they host Texas Southern Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

     

     

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