Air Force Set to Host Fresno State

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt

    March 1, 2013

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    The Air Force women's basketball team returns home this Saturday, March 2, for a 2:00 p.m. contest versus Fresno State.

    The Falcons, who shot 66.7 percent from the field in the second half, were unable to overcome a 40-14 deficit at the intermission in an 88-63 loss to Wyoming Wednesday evening. Senior Katie Hilbig led the Falcons with a season-high 17 points and team-best eight rebounds, while classmate Alicia Leipprandt added 12 points.

    Air Force enters this weekend's contest with a 4-22 overall record and 3-10 mark in the Mountain West, following its loss to Wyoming on Wednesday evening.

    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 8.9 ppg. James is also Air Force's leading rebounder, averaging 7.3 boards per game, while junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 3.5 assists per contest.

    Fresno State enters Saturday's game with a 19-8 overall record on the season and 11-3 mark in the Mountain West. The Bulldogs are coming off a 49-42 home win over Colorado State.

    Junior Ki-Ki Moore leads Fresno State with 16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Rosie Moult adds 12.5 points per contest, while Alex Sheedy and Taylor Thompson each average 10.3 points per game.

    DYMOND REACHES 1000...
    With her four points against Wyoming on Wednesday, senior captain Dymond James became the latest Air Force player to break the 1,000-point career plateau. James, who now has 1,004 career points, is just the fifth player in the Falcons' Division I history to reach the mark and the 14th overall at the Academy. She is also the second Air Force player to achieve the milestone this season, joining classmate Alicia Leipprandt.

    Freshman Taylor Parker had a productive effort off the bench for the Falcons on Wednesday, tallying a career-best eight points in nine minutes of action. Parker, who entered the game with five points in 12 previous games played, was 3-of-4 from the field and 2-of-3 from the foul line, while also adding two rebounds and a block.

    While Air Force shot just 22.6 percent from the field in the opening half against Wyoming, the Falcons heated up offensively in the second period, knocking down 21-of-31 field goals. Air Force's 66.7 field goal percentage was its highest in a single half this season, while its 49 second-half points were also the most in a half this year.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons close out their home slate next Wednesday, March 6, when they host league-leading San Diego State in a 7:00 p.m. contest. Air Force will honor its 2013 senior class prior to the start of the game.



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