Falcons Host League-Leading Aztecs on Senior Night

    Senior Katie Hilbig

    Senior Katie Hilbig

    March 4, 2013

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    The Air Force women's basketball team closes out its home slate this Wednesday, when it hosts league leader San Diego State in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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    Series History: San Diego State leads, 26-6
    Last Meeting: San Diego State used a dominant second-half performance to earn a 68-46 decision over Air Force on Feb. 2 in San Diego. Senior Alicia Leipprandt scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Falcons, while Courtney Clements scored 15 points to lead five Aztecs in double figures scoring.
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    Giving up 30 points off turnovers, Air Force dropped an 80-55 decision to Fresno State Saturday afternoon. Katie Hilbig, Alicia Leipprandt and Cherae Medina each scored 11 points to lead the Falcons' offense, while Dymond James added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

    Air Force enters Wednesday's game with a 4-23 overall record and 3-11 mark in the Mountain West, following its loss to Fresno State on Saturday.

    Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer with 13.1 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 7.4 boards per game, while junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 3.6 assists per contest.

    San Diego State enters Wednesday's game with a 22-5 overall record and 13-1 mark in the Mountain West. The Aztecs, who have clinched the regular season Mountain West title, are coming off a 72-44 victory over New Mexico.

    Senior Courtney Clements is the leading scorer for San Diego State, averaging 17.6 points per game, while Chelsea Hopkins adds 13.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and a league-leading 6.8 assists per contest.

    Wednesday's game against San Diego State will mark the final home appearance for Air Force's four seniors--Alicia Leipprandt, Austyn Wilson and team captains Katie Hilbig and Dymond James.

    Air Force registered five blocks in its game against Fresno State on Saturday, matching a season-high. Leading the way for the Falcons was senior Katie Hilbig, who recorded a career-best two blocks.

    With her 10 rebounds against Fresno State on Saturday, senior Dymond James brought her season total to 200, a mark which ranks as the fourth-most in the Falcons' Division I history. James also became the first Air Force player at the Division I level to record 200 rebounds in more than one season, after finishing the 2010-11 season with 212 boards.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons wrap up the regular season on Saturday, March 9, when they visit New Mexico in a 2:00 p.m. contest.



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