Air Force Returns Home to Host UNLV
Feb. 14, 2011
The Air Force women’s basketball team returns home on Wednesday, Feb. 16, as it hosts UNLV at 7:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.
Live Stats/Audio/Video: goairforcefalcons.com
Series History: UNLV leads, 26-3
Last Meeting: On Jan. 15, UNLV captured a 63-52 victory at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
Air Force: Andrea Williams (7-16/First Season; 19-51/Third Season overall)
UNLV: Kathy Olivier (36-52/Third Season; 268-260/19th Season overall)
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Last Time Out...
The Falcons were unable to overcome a 28-point halftime deficit, falling to BYU, 78-51 in Provo last Wednesday. Senior Raimee Beck led the Falcons with 15 points against the Cougars, while sophomore Dymond James added 13 points and a team-best eight rebounds.
Scouting the Falcons...
Air Force enters this week’s game with a 7-16 overall record and 2-8 ledger in the Mountain West Conference following its road loss to BYU last week.
Senior Raimee Beck is the Falcons’ leading scorer with 11.5 points per game, while sophomore Dymond James adds 10.7 points per game and a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest. James is also averaging a team-leading 12.0 points in MWC action.
Scouting the Lady Rebels...
UNLV currently holds a 7-16 overall record and 2-8 ledger in the MWC. The Lady Rebels are coming off a 77-60 road loss to San Diego State.
Kelli Thompson leads the Lady Rebels with 13.6 points per game, while Jamie Smith is the leading rebounder with 7.6 rebounds per contest.
How We Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, Air Force ranks third in the MWC in three-point field goal percentage (.338).
Meanwhile, several Falcons rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders:
Dymond James 9 7.1
Megan Muniz 9 3.8
Jamela Satterfield 8 1.7
3PT FG Pct.
Kelsey Berger 3 .434
3PT FG Made
Raimee Beck 8 1.8
Megan Muniz 5 1.7
Dymond James 6 5.2
How They Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, UNLV leads the league in rebounding offense (42.7), offensive rebounds (17.1) and offensive rebounding percentage (.414), while ranking second in free throw percentage (.739), rebounding margin (+5.7) and steals (8.6).
Meanwhile, several Lady Rebels rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders in various categories:
Kelli Thompson 9 13.6
Jamie Smith 5 7.6
Mia Bell T6 4.1
Jamie Smith 4 .840
Kelli Thompson 9 .767
3PT FG Made
Kelli Thompson 6 2.0
Jennifer Hamson 5 1.4
Mia Bell 10 1.3
Sandrine Nzeukou T3 2.7
Jamie Smith T3 2.7
Markiell Styles 8 2.5
Jamie Smith 10 4.8
LAst Time Against the Lady Rebels...
Air Force’s late rally fell short as the Falcons dropped a 63-52 decision to UNLV on Jan. 15 in Las Vegas.
The Falcons limited UNLV to just 30 percent shooting from the field, but the Lady Rebels scored 19 points from the free throw line. UNLV also outrebounded Air Force, 49-39, while the Falcons committed 23 turnovers in the game.
Sophomore Dymond James led Air Force with 13 points, while Alicia Leipprandt added 12 points. Mia Bell scored a team-best 13 points for the Lady Rebels, while Sandrine Nzeukou registered a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Winning the second half...
While Air Force found itself in a huge hole at halftime against BYU on Wednesday, the Falcons fought back after the break, outscoring the Cougars in the second half.
The Falcons, who scored just 13 points in the opening half, nearly tripled that amount in the final stanza, registering 38 points in the second period. Air Force was more productive across the board in the second half, outshooting BYU from the field, getting to the foul line more often and outrebounding the Cougars after the break.
Beck Scores Again...
Senior Raimee Beck scored a team-best 15 points against BYU on Wednesday, marking her best scoring output of the conference season. It was also her first double-digit scoring game since registering 11 points at Wyoming on Jan. 22.
A Leading Rebounder...
After grabbing eight rebounds against BYU on Wednesday evening, sophomore Dymond James now has 164 boards on the season. That total ranks as the ninth-best single-season mark in the Academy’s Division I history.
The Falcons look for a season sweep against San Diego State this weekend, as they visit the Aztecs on Saturday, Feb. 19, for a 2:00 p.m. (PT) contest.
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