Air Force Falls to Denver, 73-62
Dec. 8, 2010
DENVER, Colo. - Sophomore Kelsey Berger (Mentor, Ohio) scored a season-high 19 points, but the Air Force women's basketball team dropped a 73-62 road contest to Denver Wednesday evening at Magness Arena. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 4-6 on the season, while the Pioneers improve to 5-4.
Air Force was plagued by turnover problems, particularly in the first half, committing 11 turnovers in the first nine minutes of action. Still, the Falcons used hot shooting to keep things close, tying the game at 24-24 with a layup from Beck at the 4:57 mark in the first half. However, the Pioneers went on an 11-1 run to regain a 10-point advantage. With a three-pointer from sophomore Megan Muniz (Rio Rancho, N.M.) at the buzzer, the Falcons went into the locker room trailing, 35-28.
The Falcons were never able to take the lead, getting no closer than three points the rest of the game. While Air Force outshot Denver for the game, hitting 53.3 percent from the field, the Pioneers were able to capitalize on their free throw attempts, scoring 15 points from the charity stripe in the second half alone.
Berger tied a career high with four three-pointers in the game, while adding seven rebounds. Sophomore Dymond James (Brambleton, Va.) added 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Falcons, while Muniz scored 10 points for Air Force.
The Falcons are off for nearly two weeks before returning to action Dec. 22, as they head to Des Moines, Iowa, to face Drake in a 5:00 p.m. contest.