Air Force opens MWC Play Hosting TCU Wednesday
Jan. 4, 2010
TCU (10-3) vs. Air Force (3-10)
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
Falcons Open MWC Play Hosting TCU
Scouting Air Force
Western State Game Recap
The trio of junior guard Raimee Beck, freshman guard Alicia Leipprandt and freshman forward Dymond James combined to score 47 of the Falcon's season-high 74 points. The trio combined to score 30 of Air Force's 38 second-half points.
Beck scored a team-high 18 points to go with five rebounds and three three-point baskets. James scored a career-high 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field to go with seven rebounds. Leipprandt added 12 points and three rebounds.
Western State had three players reach double-figures in scoring, led by Brooke Pendergraft's 21 points. Amber Murray added 16 and Kristen Forbes 14 points.
Despite shooting 62.3 percent from the field in the first half, the Falcons trailed 39-36 at halftime. Western State led by hitting six three-point baskets, while Air Force hit on just one.
Air Force stepped up its efforts defensively in the second-half, holding Western State to 25.9 percent shooting from the field after shooting 46.9 percent in the first-half.
The Falcons took their first lead, 50-48, with 11 minutes left in the game. Trailing 38-46, the AFA ripped off an 23-6 run over an eight-minute span to lead 61-52 with seven minutes to go.
The Falcons also dominated the boards, out-rebounding Western State 40-30. Freshman forward Kelsey Berger led all rebounders with nine boards.
Sophomore point guard Anna Gault also played well for the Falcons, dishing out a game-high six assists. Freshman guard Desiree Wilson also scored her first career points with a basket in the second half.
Beck Leading The Way For Falcons
Gault Amongst MWC Leaders In Assists
Her current 4.7 apg puts her on pace for 141 assists in 30 games, which would shatter the Div. I record of 119 set by Latoya Howell in 2002-03.
Freshmen Make Immediate Impact
Same Starting Five In Every Game
Falcon Bench Has Big Game vs. Western State
Team Captains Senior Kathleen Schjodt and junior Raimee Beck have been named team co-captains for the 2009-10 season. Schjodt is a three-year letterwinner at forward. Beck is a two-year letterwinner and returning starter at guard.
Six Letterwinners and Three Starters Return
Falcons Welcome Nine Newcomers
F Kelsey Berger (Mentor, Ohio)
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