Air Force Opens Mountain West Slate at Nevada

    Junior Cherae Medina

    Junior Cherae Medina

    Jan. 7, 2013

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    The Air Force women's basketball team opens its 2013 Mountain West slate this week, Jan. 9, when it visits conference newcomer Nevada in a 6:30 p.m. (PT) contest.

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    Series History: Nevada leads, 3-2
    Last Meeting: Nevada earned an 85-53 victory over Air Force in Dec. 21, 2000, in Reno.

    In its final game of the non-conference season, Air Force dropped a 70-60 home decision to Utah Valley. The Wolverines went on a 21-2 second half run to secure the 10-point victory.

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt, who surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career, led the Falcons' offense with 19 points, while Dymond James and Cherae Medina added 16 and 11 points, respectively. Three different Air Force players--Medina, Katie Hilbig and Austyn Wilson--grabbed nine rebounds each to help the Falcons win the battle of the boards, 45-40.

    Air Force finished its non-conference slate with a 1-12 overall record, including an 0-6 mark on the road.

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer with 12.3 points per contest, while classmate Dymond James is the team's next best scorer with 9.3 ppg. Senior Katie Hilbig is Air Force's leading rebounder with 6.6 boards per game, followed closely by James with 6.4 rebounds per contest. Meanwhile, junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 2.9 assists per game.

    Nevada concluded its non-conference slate with a 5-8 overall record, including a 3-3 mark at home.

    Chanelle Brennan leads the Wolf Pack with 14.2 points per game, while Danika Sharp adds 13.6 points per contest. Meanwhile, Emily Burns is the team's leading rebounder with 6.7 boards per game.

    ALICIA REACHES 1000...
    With her 19 points against Utah Valley, senior Alicia Leipprandt surpassed the 1,000 career point mark, becoming just the fourth player in the Falcons' Division I history to achieve the milestone and the 13th all-time at the Academy.

    Air Force finished with one of its highest rebound totals of the season versus Utah Valley on Tuesday, recording 45 rebounds as a team. Three different players--Dymond James, Cherae Medina and Austyn Wilson--led the Falcons with nine rebounds each. The nine rebounds were career-high marks for both Medina and Wilson.

    With her nine rebounds versus Utah Valley, senior forward Dymond James moved to 528 rebounds for her career, a mark which ranks third amongst Air Force players at the Division I level and 10th all-time at the Academy.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons return home on Saturday, Jan. 12, as they host conference foe UNLV in a 1:00 p.m. contest.



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