Women's Basketball Falls to Colorado State, 53-88
The Air Force women's basketball team continued to struggle in conference play, falling to Colorado State 53-88. It was the most points surrendered by Air Force this season. It was also the worst loss of the season for the Falcons, who remain winless in the Mountain West in four attempts.
The Falcons got off to a solid start, hitting their first four shots to take a 10-3 lead. They held the Rams to three points for the game's first six and a half minutes. The Rams then hit back-to-back three pointers en route to a 12-0 run and an offensive explosion.
The Rams, who lead the conference in scoring, poured it on at the end of the half, scoring 14 points in the final four minutes of the half. They ended the half with a 42-24 lead, their largest advantage of the game. It was the most points scored against the Falcons in an opening half this season.
Things did not improve for the Falcons in the second half. The Falcons could not close the gap, as the Rams had an answer for every basket made by Air Fore. The Rams finished the game shooting 67 percent from the field in the second half, 59 percent for the game.
Forty-four percent of the Rams points came from downtown, as the team knocked down a season-high 13 three-pointers. It was the most threes surrendered by Air Force this season, and the most made by any Mountain West team in a game this year. The remainder of the Rams' points came on lay ups and short jumpers, as Colorado State dominated from down low and in transition.
Lisa Narkiewicz led all scorers with 15 points. Three other Rams' players finished in double figures in scoring, as Jasai Ferrucho added 14 points, Heather Haanen scored xx points and Ashley Augspurger notched 11 points for the Rams.
Morgan Bennett led the Falcons with 12 points. Shawna Neff, who leads the conference in three-point field goal percentage, was 3-7 from beyond the arc, finishing the game with 11 points. She was just one rebound shy of a double-double, notching nine rebounds to lead the Falcons on the boards.
The Falcons are back in action Saturday, Jan. 27, when they will head to
Laramie to face Wyoming in a conference game. Tip off is set for 2 p.m.