Feb. 15, 2008
Game Notes in PDF Format
Air Force Falcons (8-14, 2-8) vs. #21/22 Wyoming Cowgirls (19-4, 7-3)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 2 p.m. (MST)
Laramie, Wyo. Arena Auditorium (15,028)
Radio is available via internet at www.goairforcefalcons.com. Jay Ritchie calls the action for the Falcons, beginning at 1:45 p.m.
Air Force defeated UNLV, 71-66, on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Wyoming lost at TCU, 59-73, on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Air Force is at New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Wyoming is at San Diego State on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Air Force has a one game winning streak.
Wyoming has a one game losing streak.
- The Falcons are 3-8 on the road. The Cowgirls are 10-1 at home.
Air Force is coached by Ardie McInelly (Boise State, 1982), who is 48-143 in her seventh season at the Academy and 125-205 in her 12th year overall as a head coach.
Wyoming is coached by Joe Legerski (Wyoming, 1979), who is 94-52 in his fifth year.
Wyoming defeated Air Force, 75-59, on Jan. 16, 2008 at the Academy.
Series History vs. Wyoming
- Air Force and Wyoming have met 32 times with the Cowgirls owning a 30-2 advantage in the series.
- The two teams first met on Nov. 27, 1979, a 63-56 Wyoming win at the Academy.
- Air Force's two wins against Wyoming came in 1985 and 2001, both at home.
- Wyoming has won six in a row in the series.
(More series info, including box score of last meeting on page six of release)
Last Meeting vs. Wyoming
The Air Force women's basketball team lost to #20/22 Wyoming, in Mountain West Conference action Wednesday night in Clune Arena. Seniors Alecia Steele and Jamie Davis combined to score 37 points for the Falcons.
Wyoming hit on a season-high 12 three-point baskets, while Hanna Zavecz and Jodi Bolerjack combined to score 43 points. The Cowgirls hit 50 percent of their three's and made 56.6 percent of their shots from the floor.
Zavecz, who scored Wyoming's first 11 points of the game, finished with a season-high 27 points. The senior was 11-of-13 from the field and 4-for-5 from long distance. Bolerjack was 5of-8 from behind the arc and finished with 16 points.
Steele returned froman ankle injury suffered two games ago against Utah, tying a season-high of 22 points to go with a game-high eight rebounds. Steele was also a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Davis, who earned her first start of the season, scored a career-high 15 points, making 6-of-11 from the field.
Air Force shot 40.4 percent from the field and had a stellar day at the free-throw line, making 92.9 percent of its attempts (13-of-14).
The Falcons kept the game within single digits for most of the first-half, but it was Wyoming's three-point shooting that was the difference. The Falcons were 0-for-6 from long-distance, their first game this season without a three, snapping a string of 25 straight with a three.
- Wyoming enters the weekend with a 19-4 overall record and 7-3 conference mark after losing at TCU on Wednesday.
- The Cowgirls are led by senior duo of Hanna Zavecz and Justyna Podziemska. Zavecz leads the team with 13.7 points per game to go with 5.5 rebounds. Pdziemska is second on the team with 12.5 points to go with 5.7 rebounds.
- Seven of the 15 players on Wyomings' roster hail from outside the U.S. and come from four different countries. Four players are from Australia.
- The Cowgirls are averaging 64.1 points per game and allowing 53.3.
Scouting Air Force
- Air Force is 8-14 on the season and 2-8 in MWC play. The Falcons defeated UNLV, 71-66, on Wednesday.
- Senior forward Alecia Steele leads the team with 13.0 points per game and is second in the MWC averaging 7.6 rebounds per game.
- Senior Pamela Findlay is second on the team averaging 11.5 points per game and ranks first in the conference in three-point percentage (45.3) and free throw percentage (86.3).
- Air Force is averaging 59.3 points per game and allowing 64.5.
Air Force-Wyoming Connections
- Wyoming senior guard Dominique Sisk is a Colorado Springs native. She was a four-year starter at Palmer HS.,br>
- Sophomore center Mallory Cline is the other Wyoming player hailing fro Colorado. Cline is a native of McClave and attended McClave high school.
Complete notes are in PDF link at top of release.