Feb. 11, 2008
Game Notes in PDF Format
UNLV Rebels (7-15, 3-6) vs. Air Force Falcons (7-14, 1-8)
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 3 p.m. (MST)
USAF Academy, Colo. Clune Arena (5,838)
Radio is available locally on the Sports Animal AM 1300 and via internet at www.goairforcefalcons.com. Jay Ritchie calls the action for the Falcons, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Air Force lost to #20/23 Utah, 52-71, on Saturday, Feb. 9.
UNLV defeated Colorado State, 76-68, on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Air Force is at Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 16.
UNLV hosts BYU on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Air Force has a four game losing streak.
UNLV has a one game winning streak.
- The Falcons are 4-6 at home. The Rebels are 2-6 on the road.
Air Force is coached by Ardie McInelly (Boise State, 1982), who is 47-143 in her seventh season at the Academy and 124-205 in her 12th year overall as a head coach.
UNLV is coached by Regina Miller (Old Dominion, 1984), who is 174-118 in her 10th year with the Rebels and is 234-218 in her 16th year as a head coach.
UNLV defeated Air Force, 58-48, on Jan. 12, 2008 in Las Vegas.
Series History vs. UNLV
- Air Force and UNLV have met 23 times with the Rebels owning a 21-2 advantage in the series.
- The two teams first met in 1997 as conference foes in the Western Athletic Conference. The Falcons won the first of two meetings that year on Jan. 25, 67-62, in Clune Arena.
- Air Force's other win over the Rebels came in 2003, a 73-72 nail biter at Clune.
- UNLV has currently won 10 in a row in the series.
(More series info, including box score of last meeting on page six of PDF release)
Last Meeting vs. UNLV
The Air Force women's basketball team lost at UNLV, 58-48, in Mountain West Conference action Saturday, Jan, 12, in Cox Pavilion. Senior Pamela Findlay led the Falcons with 11 points and six rebounds.
A first-half filled with turnovers and cold shooting put the Falcons at a 31-18 disadvantage it could not overcome. The Falcons committed 13 turnovers and shot just 29.2 percent from the field as they scored the fewest points in a half all season.
Getting easy baskets off turnovers, UNLV shot a blistering 63.6 percent from the field including 3-of-6 baskets from three-point range in the first-half.
Without leading scorer and rebounder Alecia Steele--who did not make the trip due to a re-injury of her ankle suffered against Utah--the Falcons struggled to get their offense going against a stifling Rebel defense. The Falcons were held to a season-low in points and shot just 34 percent from the field for the game.
Dominique Harris and Brittany Halberg led the Rebels with nine points apiece. Erica Helms had five assists and Sequoia Holmes had eight rebounds. Latoya Hunt, a Colorado Springs native and Sierra high school graduate, score four points and blocked two shots in the game.
Junior Chasmine Jones had a solid offensive night for the Falcons, scoring a career-high nine points to go with four rebounds. Freshman Raimee Beck led the Falcons with four assist and three steals and added eight points. Kim Kreke had eight points and Dana Loveless added two points and three assists starting in place of Steele.
- UNLV enters the weekend with a 7-13 overall and 3-6 conference record after defeating Colorado State, 76-68, on Saturday.
- The Rebels are led by senior guard/forward Sequoia Holmes, who leads the conference averaging 18.1 points per game to go with 7.0 rebounds per game.
- Seven of UNLV's 13 players' last name begins with the letter H.
- UNLV is averaging 59.2 points per game and allowing 67.2.
Scouting Air Force
- Air Force is 7-14 on the season and 1-8 in MWC play. The Falcons lost to #20/23 Utah, 52-71, on Saturday.
- Senior forward Alecia Steele leads the team with 12.9 points per game and is second in the MWC averaging 7.5 rebounds per game.
- Senior Pamela Findlay is second on the team averaging 11.6 points per game and ranks first in the conference in three-point percentage (45.0) and free throw percentage (87.2).
- Air Force is averaging 58.8 points per game and allowing 64.5.
Air Force-UNLV Connections
- UNLV junior center Shamela Hampton is a Colorado Springs native. She was a four-year starter at Sierra HS and also played three years for the Colorado All-Stars AAU team.
- Air Force senior guard Jamie Davis and UNLV sophomore forward Latoya Hunt are both Fresno, Calif., natives. Davis attended Hoover HS and Hunt attended Edison HS.
Air Force plays at Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Complete game notes in PDF link at top of release.