Dec. 11, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. - Despite shooting over 40 percent for just the third time this season, the Air Force women's basketball team dropped an 84-56 contest to Omaha Wednesday evening at Sapp Fieldhouse.
Senior Camille Thompson (McDonough, Ga.) and sophomore Missy Byrd (Decatur, Ga.) each scored 12 points to lead the Falcons, while freshman Ashton Williams (Springfield, Ill.) added a career-high 10 points.
Omaha (4-5) led from the start, going on an 8-0 run to open the game. The Mavericks, who shot 60 percent from the field in the opening half, forced the Falcons into 14 turnovers in the half, and took a 48-30 advantage at the intermission. After the break, Omaha continued to extend its lead, eventually going up by 31 points with 4:33 remaining in the contest.
For the game, the Mavericks outscored the Falcons in the paint, 52-32, and held a 36-29 advantage on the boards. Meanwhile, Air Force (1-7) finished with 23 turnovers and was 0-of-11 from long range.
The Mavericks had six players finish in double figures scoring, led by Mikaela Shaw with 16 points and seven rebounds.
After taking a break for final exams, the Falcons return to action Dec. 20-21 at the Hampton Inn Oceanfront Holiday Classic, hosted by North Florida. Air Force will take on the host Ospreys in their first game of the weekend, while facing Eastern Illinois in Saturday's contest.