Air Force Visits Wyoming for Mid-Week Contest
Senior Dymond James

Feb. 26, 2013

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The Air Force women's basketball team heads to Laramie, Wyo., this Wednesday, Feb. 27, to face Wyoming in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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Series History: Wyoming leads, 40-2
Last Meeting: Wyoming used a pair of big scoring runs to cruise to an 86-48 victory over Air Force on Jan. 26 at the Academy. Junior Camille Thompson registered a career-high 15 points to lead the Falcons, while Kaitlyn Mileto tallied a game-high 27 points to lead the Cowgirls.

The Falcons held on to a seven-point halftime lead to earn a 77-72 victory over Boise State last Wednesday. Sophomore Jimi Blagowsky dropped in a career-best 19 points to lead the Falcons, while seniors Alicia Leipprandt and Dymond James added 17 and 16 points, respectively. In addition, junior Cherae Medina scored nine points and dished out a career-best 11 assists.

Air Force enters Wednesday's game with a 4-21 overall record and 3-9 mark in the Mountain West, following its home victory over Boise State last week.

Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer with 13.2 points per contest, while classmate Dymond James is the team's next best scorer with 9.1 ppg. James is also Air Force's leading rebounder, averaging 7.4 boards per game, while junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 3.6 assists per contest.

Wyoming enters Wednesday's game with a 20-6 overall record on the season and 9-4 mark in the Mountain West. The Cowgirls are coming off a 64-60 road victory over UNLV.

Senior Chaundra Sewell leads Wyoming with 15.0 points and a league-best 9.4 rebounds per contest, while sophomore Kayla Woodward adds 14.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Also averaging in double figures scoring for the Cowgirls are Kaitlyn Mileto (12.7 ppg) and Ashley Sickles (10.9 ppg).

Sophomore Jimi Blagowsky was named the Mountain West Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Feb. 25, following her performance in the Falcons' win over Boise State last week. t is the first honor of the season for an Air Force player and the first career honor for Blagowsky.

Blagowsky scored a career-high 19 points off the bench to lead Air Force to a 77-72 victory over Boise State in the Falcons' only game of the week. It marked the second consecutive game she reached double figures after previously holding a career high of six points. Blagowsky shot 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from the field, including a career-best 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. She also posted career highs of seven rebounds and three steals, while contributing two assists and finishing 2-of-2 from the free throw line.

Air Force was perfect from the free throw line against Boise State on Wednesday, knocking down 21-of-21 shots from the charity stripe. The Falcons' performance was a school record, besting the previous best of 16-for-16 from the line against New Mexico Highlands in 1997. Meanwhile, it also set a Mountain West record for most free throws made in a game without a miss, surpassing the mark of 18-for-18 set by former member BYU in 2002.

Just days after registering the first double-digit scoring output of her career with 13 points versus Colorado State, sophomore Jimi Blagowsky posted another career-best performance in the Falcons' win over Boise State on Wednesday. Blagowsky notched 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including a 3-of-4 mark from long range. She also recorded a career-best seven rebounds and three steals.

Prior to the Colorado State game, Blagowsky's career-high scoring mark was six points, set five times.

Senior captain Dymond James is on the verge of becoming the latest Air Force player to break the 1,000-point career plateau, entering Wednesday's contest against Wyoming with 999 career points. James would become just the fifth player in the Falcons' Division I history to reach the mark and the 14th overall at the Academy. She would also be the second Air Force player to achieve the milestone this season, joining classmate Alicia Leipprandt.

Junior Cherae Medina reached double-digits in assists for the second time this season with her career-high 11 assists against Boise State. Medina was also just one point shy of recording a double-double for the second time this year.

The Falcons now have three different players who rank as the top 10 career rebounders in Air Force's Division I history. Senior captain Dymond James leads the way, ranking second with 629 career boards. Co-captain Katie Hilbig ranks ninth on the list with 422 career rebounds, while senior Alicia Leipprandt recently moved into the top 10 with 405 career rebounds.

The Falcons are back in action this Saturday, March 2, when they host Fresno State at 2:00 p.m.



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