Falcons Host Lady Rebels in Conference Home Opener

    Senior Austyn Wilson

    Senior Austyn Wilson

    Jan. 11, 2013

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    The Air Force women's basketball team returns home on Saturday, Jan. 12, as it hosts Mountain West foe UNLV in a 1:00 p.m. contest.

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    Series History: UNLV leads, 28-4
    Last Season: UNLV won both games versus Air Force in 2012, earning a 63-47 victory in Las Vegas and an 86-48 win at the Academy.
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    In its conference opener, Air Force dropped a 67-54 road decision to Mountain West newcomer Nevada on Wednesday evening. The Wolf Pack scored nine of their last 11 points at the free throw line to pull away for the victory.

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt was the Falcons' lone scorer in double figures, finishing with 13 points. Senior Dymond James added nine points and nine rebounds, while Katie Hilbig grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds.

    Air Force enters Saturday's game with a 1-13 overall record and 0-1 mark in the Mountain West, following its loss to Nevada on Wednesday.

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer with 12.4 points per contest, while classmate Dymond James is the team's next best scorer with 9.2 ppg. Senior Katie Hilbig is Air Force's leading rebounder with 6.9 boards per game, followed closely by James with 6.6 rebounds per contest. Meanwhile, junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 2.9 assists per game.

    UNLV enters this weekend with a 5-10 overall record, including a 1-0 conference mark. The Lady Rebels are coming off a 68-57 home victory over New Mexico on Wednesday evening.

    Three players average in double figures scoring for UNLV, led by Kelli Thompson with 18.3 points per contest. Alana Cesarz adds 16.4 points and a team-leading 7.7 rebounds per contest, while Danielle Miller averages 10.7 points per game.

    In addition to registering its highest rebounding total of the season against Nevada (52), Air Force grabbed a season-best 22 offensive rebounds against the Wolf Pack.

    Wednesday's game versus Nevada marked just the second time this season that Air Force has committed fewer turnovers than its opponent. The Falcons had a season-low 15 turnovers versus the Wolf Pack.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons host in-state conference rival Colorado State next Wednesday, Jan. 16, in a 7:00 p.m. contest.



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