Jan. 21, 2014
The Air Force women's basketball team is back on the road this Wednesday, Jan. 22, when it heads to Laramie, Wyo., to take on Wyoming in a 7:00 p.m. contest.
Live Stats: gowyo.com
Live Video: Mountain West Network
Series History: Wyoming leads, 41-2
Last Season: Wyoming won both of its match-ups against Air Force last year, earning an 86-48 victory at the Academy on Jan. 26, while winning an 88-63 contest in Laramie on Feb. 27.
LAST TIME OUT...
The Falcons never led in an 87-49 home loss to in-state conference rival Colorado State on Saturday. Junior Lindsey Lewis scored a career-high 15 points to lead Air Force's offense, while Cherae Medina and Jimi Blagowsky added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Air Force enters this week's contest with a 1-15 overall record and 0-6 mark in the Mountain West, following its loss to Colorado State.
The Falcons have three players averaging in double figures scoring, led by senior Cherae Medina with 10.5 points per game, while junior Jimi Blagowsky and senior Camille Thompson each add 10.4 points per contest. Medina also leads Air Force with 5.2 assists per game, while sophomore Madeleine Philpot is Air Force's leading rebounder with 4.5 boards per contest.
SCOUTING THE COWGIRLS...
Wyoming currently holds an 11-4 overall record on the season and a 2-2 ledger in the Mountain West. The Cowgirls are coming off a 74-68 road loss to San José State.
The Cowgirls have three players averaging in double figures scoring, led by Kayla Woodward with 17.1 points per game. Fallon Lewis adds 14.7 points and a team-high 9.3 rebounds per contest, while Kaitlyn Mileto averages 13.7 points per contest.
AIR FORCE IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST RANKINGS...
Through games of Jan. 18, Air Force ranks seventh in the Mountain West in assist per game (13.6), steals per game (6.7) and three-point field goals made per game (5.3). The Falcons also rank fourth in the league in three-point field goals made per contest (6.7) in conference games only.
Individually, senior Cherae Medina ranks second in the Mountain West in assists per game (5.2), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.4) and 10th in three-point field goals made per game (1.7), while junior Jimi Blagowsky ranks ninth in three-point field goals made per game (1.8).
WYOMING IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST RANKINGS...
Through games of Jan. 18, Wyoming ranks second in the Mountain West in scoring margin (+7.1), field goal percentage defense (.380), assist/turnover ratio (1.3) and defensive rebounding percentage (.707). Meanwhile, in conference games only, the Cowgirls rank third in the league in offensive rebounds (15.0) and defensive rebounding percentage (.689).
Individually, Fallon Lewis leads the conference in defensive rebounds (6.1), while ranking second in rebounding (9.3) and fourth in scoring (14.7) and offensive rebounds (3.3). Kayla Woodward is second in the league in three-point field goals made (2.4), third in scoring (17.1), fourth in defensive rebounds (5.2) and fifth in rebounding (7.5). Meanwhile, Marquelle Dent and Kaitlyn Mileto rank fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.8) and three-point field goals made per game (2.2), respectively.
CAREER SCORING DAY FOR LINDSEY...
Junior Lindsey Lewis led Air Force's offense against Colorado State on Saturday, shooting 7-of-10 from the field for a career-high 15 points. It marked the second double-digit scoring output of her career, after she tallied 12 points against UNLV on Jan. 4.
CHERAE ENTERS THE TOP 10...
With 73 assists this season, senior Cherae Medina currently ranks 10th on the Falcons' Division I single-season assist list. She is also ranked 10th all-time at the Academy in career assists (216) and third at the Division I level.
FALCONS IN THE RECORD BOOKS...
Senior Cherae Medina and junior Jimi Blagowsky have both recently entered the Falcons' Division I career record books. Medina currently ranks third in Air Force's Division I era in career assists with 216, while ranking ninth in career three-point field goal percentage (.311) and 10th in career three-point field goals made (66) and attempted (212). Meanwhile, Blagowsky ranks seventh in career three-point field goal percentage (.316) in the Division I era.
The Falcons are off this weekend, but return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 29, when they host Boise State in a 7:00 p.m. contest.