Air Force Returns Home to Face Wyoming
Feb. 21, 2011
The Air Force women’s basketball team returns home to host Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.
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Series History: Wyoming leads, 36-2
Last Meeting: Wyoming rolled to a 96-54 victory over Air Force on Jan. 22 in Laramie.
Air Force: Andrea Williams (8-17/First Season; 20-52/Third Season overall)
Wyoming: Joe Legerski (155-87/Eighth Season)
• Dads and Daughters Night: $1 admission for all dads and their daughters.
• Qdoba Taco Bar: Free taco bar to the first 100 fans in attendance.
Last Time Out...
The Falcons struggled offensively as they dropped a 68-50 road decision to San Diego State Saturday afternoon in Viejas Arena. Air Force connected on 18-of-22 free throws in the contest, but shot just 33.3 percent from the field.
Scouting the Falcons...
Air Force currently holds an 8-17 overall record and 3-9 ledger in the Mountain West Conference after its loss to San Diego State on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Raimee Beck is the Falcons’ leading scorer with 11.6 points per game, while sophomore Dymond James adds 10.8 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 Cowgirls...
Wyoming enters this week’s game with a 19-6 overall record and 9-3 ledger in the MWC. The Cowgirls, who had a bye on Saturday, defeated Utah, 59-50, last Wednesday.
Aubrey Vandiver leads the Cowgirls with 18.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest, while Hillary Carlson adds 17.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
How We Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, Air Force ranks second in the MWC in three-point field goal percentage (.350).
Meanwhile, several Falcons rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders:
Dymond James 10 7.1
Megan Muniz 9 3.8
Raimee Beck 5 .831
Jamela Satterfield 9 1.6
3PT FG Made
Raimee Beck 8 1.8
Megan Muniz 5 1.7
Dymond James 6 5.3
How They Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, Wyoming leads the league in field goal percentage (.436), three-point field goal percentage (.368), rebounding defense (33.2), defensive rebounds (27.3), defensive rebounding percentage (.710) and three-point field goals made (7.4). The Cowgirls also rank second in scoring defense (56.3), scoring margin (+9.6), rebounding margin (+5.3), blocked shots (4.6), assists (16.9) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2), and are third in scoring offense (65.9) and offensive rebounding percentage (.336).
Meanwhile, several Cowgirls rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders in various categories:
Aubrey Vandiver 1 18.2
Hillary Carlson 3 17.0
Aubrey Vandiver 2 9.1
Hillary Carlson 9 7.2
Hillary Carlson 4 .521
Aubrey Vandiver 7 .468
Jade Kennedy 8 4.0
Chaundra Sewell 10 3.1
Hillary Carlson 8 .779
3PT FG Pct.
Jade Kennedy 1 .450
Aubrey Vandiver 3 .387
3PT FG Made
Jade Kennedy 3 2.3
Aubrey Vandiver 6 2.1
Hillary Carlson 2 2.4
Jade Kennedy 10 0.8
Jade Kennedy 2 2.1
Chaundra Sewell 8 1.3
Aubrey Vandiver 7 2.6
Chaundra Sewell 8 2.4
Aubrey Vandiver 1 6.5
Hillary Carlson 5 5.4
LAst Time Against the Cowgirls...
Air Force dropped a 96-54 decision to Wyoming on Jan. 22 in Laramie.
After an early 15-10 lead by the Falcons, the Cowgirls went on a 19-0 run to pull away, and never looked back.
Alicia Leads the Way...
Sophomore Alicia Leipprandt was the Falcons’ leading scorer against San Diego State on Saturday, recording a season-high 16 points. Leipprandt tallied six of her points at the charity stripe, setting a season high for made free throws.
Dymond Dishes out the Assists...
In addition to leading Air Force with five rebounds gainst San Diego State on Saturday, sophomore Dymond James also led the Falcons in assists. James finished the game with a career-best four assists, accounting for a third of Air Force’s assist total.
Averaging 7.1 rebounds per contest, sophomore Dymond James now has 177 boards on the season. That total ranks as the sixth-best single-season mark in the Academy’s Division I history.
In addition, Megan Muniz’s 95 assists are the seventh-highest single-season total at the Division I level, while Raimee Beck ranks seventh on the list in three-pointers made (44) and eighth in three-point field goal attempts (134).
The Falcons are back on the road this weekend, Feb. 26, as they visit in-state rival Colorado State in a 2:00 p.m. contest.