Air Force Visits In-State Rival Colorado State on Saturday
Feb. 25, 2011
The Air Force women’s basketball team is back on the road this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 26, as it visits Colorado State in a 2:00 p.m. contest.
Live Stats: csurams.com
Series History: Colorado State leads, 34-10
Last Meeting: Colorado State grabbed a 64-58 victory at the Academy on Jan. 25.
Air Force: Andrea Williams (8-18/First Season; 20-53/Third Season overall)
Colorado State: Kristen Holt (34-51/Third Season; 55-67/Fourth Season overall)
Last Time Out...
The Falcons kept it close for one half, but were unable to get past Wyoming in an 81-57 home loss to the Cowgirls on Wednesday evening.
Sophomore Dymond James led the Falcons with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Alicia Leipprandt added 14 points for Air Force. Meanwhile, four players scored in double figures for Wyoming, led by seniors Hillary Carlson and Aubrey Vandiver with 23 points each.
Scouting the Falcons...
Air Force currently holds an 8-18 overall record and 3-10 ledger in the Mountain West Conference after its home loss to Wyoming on Wednesday night.
Senior Raimee Beck is the Falcons’ leading scorer with 11.3 points per game, while sophomore Dymond James adds 11.0 points per game and a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest. James is also averaging a team-leading 12.2 points in MWC action.
Scouting the Rams...
Colorado State enters this weekend’s game with a 12-14 overall record and 5-8 mark in the MWC. The Rams, who have dropped five in a row, are coming off a 64-55 home loss to BYU.
Kim Mestdagh leads the Rams with 16.7 points, while Sam Martin adds 12.3 points and a team-best 6.3 rebounds per contest.
How We Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, Air Force ranks second in the MWC in three-point field goal percentage (.353).
Meanwhile, several Falcons rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders:
Dymond James 10 7.1
Megan Muniz 8 3.9
Jamela Satterfield 10 1.6
3PT FG Made
Raimee Beck 9 1.8
Megan Muniz 5 1.8
Dymond James 6 5.3
How They Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, Colorado State ranks second in the MWC in free throw percentage (.739) and is third in three-point field goal percentage (.340), rebounding defense (34.5) and assists (14.8).
Meanwhile, several Rams rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders in various categories:
Kim Mestdagh 4 6.7
Sam Martin 2 .571
Kim Mestdagh T2 .854
Sam Martin 5 .803
Kim Mestdagh 5 1.8
Chantel Kennedy 8 1.6
3PT FG Pct.
Kim Mestdagh 3 .387
3PT FG Made
Kim Mestdagh 2 2.8
Sam Martin 6 1.3
LAst Time Against the Rams...
Playing in front of a record crowd, Air Force came up short in a 64-58 decision to MWC rival Colorado State on Jan. 25. The Falcons forced 18 turnovers by the Rams, but were outrebounded and outshot for the game.
For the Rams, Sam Martin had a game-high 17 points, while Kim Mestdagh added 12 points and nine rebounds.
A New Assist Record...
After registering 19 assists in their game versus Wyoming on Wednesday, the Falcons set a new single-season assist record in the program’s Division I era. Air Force now has 362 assists on the year, surpassing its previous single-season Division I record of 351 assists, set during the 2004-05 campaign.
Dymond From Downtown...
Against Wyoming on Wednesday evening, sophomore Dymond James did something out of the ordinary—she took a shot from long-range. James knocked down the first three-pointer of her career in her first career attempt from beyond the arc.
Assist From Muniz...
Sophomore Megan Muniz has been the Falcons’ assist leader throughout the season, and Wednesday’s game versus Wyoming was no different. Muniz matched her career high with seven assists against the Cowgirls, without committing a single turnover. Muniz currently ranks fifth in the Mountain West Conference with a 1.8 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Averaging 7.1 rebounds per contest, sophomore Dymond James now has 184 boards on the season. That total ranks tied as the third-best single-season mark in the Academy’s Division I history.
In addition, Megan Muniz’s 102 assists are the sixth-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 have another road game ahead, as they travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on TCU on Wednesday, March 2.