Air Force Prepares for Road Game at First-Place BYU

    Sophomore Katie Hilbig
    Sophomore Katie Hilbig

    Feb. 7, 2011

    The Air Force women’s basketball team returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 9, when it travels to Provo, Utah, to take on BYU in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

     

     

    Game Information

    TV: BYU-TV

            Talent: Jarom Jordan, Kristen Kozlowski


     

     

    Live Stats/Video/Audio: byucougars.com

    Series History: BYU leads, 25-1

    Last Meeting: On Jan. 8, BYU captured an 88-60 victory over Air Force at the Academy.

    Head Coaches:

            Air Force: Andrea Williams (7-15/First Season; 19-50/Third Season overall)

            BYU: Jeff Judkins (196-106/10th Season)

     

     

    Last Time Out...

    Despite a double-double from sophomore Dymond James, Air Force dropped a 55-40 contest to Utah Saturday afternoon in Clune Arena. James led the Falcons with her fifth double-double of the year, registering a team-best 15 points and 11 rebounds.

     

     

    Scouting the Falcons...

    Air Force enters this week’s game with a 7-15 overall record and 2-7 ledger in the Mountain West Conference after dropping a home game to Utah on Saturday.

     

    Senior Raimee Beck is the Falcons’ leading scorer with 11.3 points per game, while sophomore Dymond James adds 10.6 points per game and a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest. James is also averaging a team-leading 11.9 points in MWC action.

     

     

    Scouting the Cougars...

    BYU currently holds a 16-7 overall record and 8-1 ledger in the MWC. The Cougars are coming off a 79-44 road victory over UNLV.

     

    Mindy Bonham leads the Cougars with 12.3 points per game, while Corianne Fraughton adds 11.0 points and a team-leadin 7.0 rebounds per contest.

     

     

    How We Rate...

    In the latest conference statistics, Air Force ranks third in the MWC in three-point field goal percentage (.337) and defensive rebounding percentage (.682).

     

    Meanwhile, several Falcons rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders:

     

                                       Rank     Stat

    Rebounds

    Dymond James          8           7.1

    Assists

    Megan Muniz             9           4.0

    Steals

    Jamela Satterfield     8           1.8

    3PT FG Pct.

    Kelsey Berger             2           .434

    3PT FG Made

    Raimee Beck              8           1.7

    Assist/Turnover Ratio

    Megan Muniz             5           1.8

    Defensive Rebounds

    Dymond James          5           5.1

     

     

    How They Rate...

    In the latest conference statistics, BYU leads the league in scoring offense (70.3), scoring margin (+12.9), three-point field goal percentage defense (.264), assists (20.3), turnover margin (+3.2), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4) and three-point field goals made (7.3), ranks second in field goal percentage (.432), rebounding offense (39.7), steals (8.8) and defensive rebounds (26.5), and is third in scoring defense (57.4), field goal percentage (.361) and offensive rebounds (13.1).

     

    Meanwhile, several Cougars rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders in various categories:

     

                                       Rank     Stat

    Rebounds

    Coriann Fraughton     9           7.0

    FG Pct.

    Jennifer Hamson       1           .651

    Kristen Riley               5           .519

    Mindy Bonham          10         .462

    Assists

    Mindy Bonham          3           5.4

    Haley Hall                  4           5.1

    Jazmine Foreman      5           4.2

    Steals

    Mindy Bonham          T3         2.0

    Haley Hall                  5           1.9

    3PT FG Pct.

    Haley Hall                  8           .343

    3PT FG Made

    Haley Hall                  5           2.1

    Blocked Shots

    Jennifer Hamson       5           1.4

    Assist/Turnover Ratio

    Haley Hall                  1           2.5

    Jazmine Foreman      3           2.0

    Mindy Bonham          4           1.8

    Offensive Rebounds

    Kristen Riley               10         2.2

    Defensive Rebounds

    Coriann Fraughton     7           5.0

     

     

    LAst Time Against the Cougars...

    Air Force fell to BYU in its first home conference game of the season, dropping an 88-60 decision at Clune Arena on Jan. 9.

     

    The Cougars shot over 59 percent from the field and scored more than half of their 88 points in the paint. Senior Raimee Beck led Air Force with 13 points, while Dymond James registered her fourth double-double of the season, tallying 10 points and 13 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for the Falcons was sophomore Katie Hilbig with 10 points. Four players scored in double figures for BYU, led by Haley Hall, who finished with 18 points on a perfect shooting night.

     

     

    Another Farewell Contest...

    For the second-straight game, Air Force will be playing its last regular season contest against a departing conference foe. BYU will leave the Mountain West Conference at the end of this season, making Wednesday evening’s game the final regular season meeting between the two teams as conference opponents.

     

     

    Dymond with the double-Double...

    Sophomore Dymond James registered her fifth double-double of the season against Utah on Saturday, finishing the game with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

     

    James has now recorded double-figures in rebounding seven times this season, including a career-high 15 boards against Portland.

     

     

    Fewer Turnovers...

    Despite losing to Utah on Saturday, the Falcons made a huge improvement in one category versus the Utes—turnovers. In the first game between the two teams this season, Air Force committed 25 turnovers, their second-highest total of the season. Meanwhile, the Falcons committed just 12 turnovers against Utah on Saturday, their second-lowest turnover total of the season.

     

     

    Next Up...

    The Falcons have a short break before returning to action next week, Feb. 16, when they host UNLV in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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