Falcons Head to Nevada on Saturday

    Senior Camille Thompson

    Senior Camille Thompson

    Feb. 20, 2014

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    The Air Force women's basketball team is back in action this Saturday, Feb. 22, when it travels to Reno, Nev., to take on Nevada in a 4:00 p.m. (PT) contest.

    GAME INFORMATION
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    nevadawolfpack.com Live Video: Mountain West Network Radio: N/A Series History: Nevada leads, 6-3 Last Meeting: Nevada, which led for nearly the entire contest, held on for an 84-74 overtime victory over Air Force on Feb. 1 at the Academy. Senior Camille Thompson scored 21 points to lead the Falcons, while Mimi Mungedi finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Wolf Pack.

    LAST TIME OUT...
    The Falcons fell short to San Diego State at home on Saturday, dropping a 77-66 contest to the Aztecs. Senior Camille Thompson led four players in double figures for the Falcons, tallying 16 points, while Kelly Lujan, Jimi Blagowsky and Madeleine Philpot added 14, 13 and 10 points, respectively. Meanwhile, junior Lindsey Lewis fell just short of her second-straight double-double, finishing with nine points and nine rebounds.

    SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
    Air Force currently holds a 1-22 overall record and 0-13 mark in the Mountain West following its home loss to San Diego State on Saturday.

    The Falcons are led by senior Camille Thompson and junior Jimi Blagowsky, who are both averaging 11.2 points per game. Meanwhile, Air Force's leading rebounder is sophomore Madeleine Philpot with 4.3 boards per contest.

    SCOUTING THE WOLF PACK...
    Nevada enters this weekend's game with a 14-11 overall record on the season and a 9-5 mark in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack is coming off a 99-95 road victory against San José State on Wednesday.

    Danika Sharp leads four Nevada players who average in double figures scoring with 12.8 points per game. Terilyn Moe adds 11.8 points per contest, Arielle Wideman averages 10.5 points per game and Mimi Mungedi averages 10.2 points and a team-leading 6.4 rebounds per contest.

    AIR FORCE IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST RANKINGS...
    Through games of Feb. 19, Air Force ranks seventh in the Mountain West in three-point field goals made per game (4.7). The Falcons also rank seventh in the league in assists (14.1) and tied for seventh in three-point field goals made per contest (4.9) in conference games only.

    Individually, senior Cherae Medina ranks second in the Mountain West in assists per game (4.8) and eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.5), while junior Jimi Blagowsky ranks ninth in three-point field goals made per game (1.7).

    NEVADA IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST RANKINGS...
    Through games of Feb. 19, Nevada leads the Mountain West in rebounding offense (44.4), offensive rebounds (15.6) and defensive rebounds (28.8). The Wolf Pack also leads the league in rebounding offense in conference games only with 45.6 boards per game.

    Individually, Mimi Mungedi leads the league in blocked shots per game (1.8), while ranking second in field goal percentage (.544), ninth in rebounds (6.4) and 10th in offensive rebounds (2.4). Danika Sharp ranks fourth in the conference in free throw percentage (.813) and fifth in three-point field goals made (2.2), while Arielle Wideman ranks sixth in both assists (4.3) and assist/turnover ratio (1.7). Terilyn Moe is sixth in the league in free throw percentage (.799), while Emily Burns ranks ninth in defensive rebounds (4.5).

    KELLY PUTTING UP POINTS...
    Freshman Kelly Lujan scored a personal-best 14 points against San Diego State on Saturday, marking the second double-digit scoring output of her career.

    LENDING A HAND...
    Over its last two games, Air Force has averaged 20.5 assists per contest. Against San José State, senior Camille Thompson led the way with a career-high nine assists, while junior Jimi Blagowsky dished out a career-high nine assists versus San Diego State. Additionally, the Falcons finished with more assists than turnovers in both of those games, a feat they have accomplished just five times this season.

    FALCONS IN THE RECORD BOOKS...
    Three different Falcons have entered the program's Division I career record books so far this season. Senior Cherae Medina currently ranks second in Air Force's Division I era in career assists with 229, while ranking ninth in career three-point field goal percentage (.299) and 10th in career three-point field goals made (66) and attempted (221). Meanwhile, junior Jimi Blagowsky ranks seventh in career three-point field goal percentage (.316) in the Division I era.

    In addition, senior Camille Thompson now ranks tied for sixth on the Falcons' Division I career games played with 112.

    SHOOTING WELL THIS SEASON...
    The Falcons have two players who currently rank among the top 10 in single-season field goal percentage (Division I era) at the Academy. Sophomore Missy Byrd ranks second on the list with a season field goal percentage of .477, while junior Lindsey Lewis ranks eighth at .443.

    JIMI IN THE TOP 10...
    With 38 made three-pointers this season, junior Jimi Blagowsky currently ranks 10th on the Falcons' single-season list (Division I era) for three-point field goals made.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons return home next Wednesday, Feb. 26, as they host Wyoming in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

     

     

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