Air Force Drops Road Contest to Pacific

    Junior Alicia Leipprandt
    Junior Alicia Leipprandt

    Dec. 21, 2011

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    STOCKTON, Calif. - In its final game before the holiday break, the Air Force women's basketball team fell to Pacific, 95-59, Wednesday afternoon at the Spanos Center. With the loss, the Falcons drop to 4-8 overall on the season, while the Tigers improve to 6-5 overall.

    Sophomore Megan O'Neil (Aurora, Colo.) led Air Force with 13 points, while Alicia Leipprandt (Jr., Ubly, Mich.) and Kami Bohannon (So., DeSoto, Texas) added eight points each.

    Pacific used hot shooting in the first half, knocking down over 61 percent of its shots, to stake a 50-33 lead at the intermission. While O'Neil scored the first bucket of the second period, the Tigers went on a 15-0 run to extend its advantage, and never looked back.

    Although Air Force got to the free throw line 27 times after the break, the Falcons shot 16.7 percent from the field in the second half, scoring just four field goals. Air Force was also outrebounded, 46-33, for the game, and committed 23 turnovers, compared to 16 for the Tigers.

    Six different players scored in double figures for Pacific, led by Erica McKenzie with 15 points.

    The Falcons return to action next week with their final non-conference road game of the season, visiting Alabama on Friday, Dec. 30, in a 6:30 p.m. (CT) contest.

     

     

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