March 8, 2013
The Air Force women's basketball team concludes its regular-season slate this Saturday, March 9, when it visits New Mexico in a 2:00 p.m. contest.
Live Stats/Video: golobos.com
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Series History: New Mexico leads, 32-2
Last Meeting: A last-minute rally fell short for the Falcons, as Air Force dropped a 72-67 contest to New Mexico at the Academy on Feb. 6. Senior Alicia Leipprandt scored 19 points to lead the Falcons, Cherae Medina added 15 points and Dymond James tallied 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Antiesha Brown led three Lobos in double figures scoring, finishing with a game-high 26 points.
LAST TIME OUT...
League-leading San Diego State put together a 21-2 first-half run to pull away in a 73-55 victory over Air Force on Wednesday evening. Senior Alicia Leipprandt scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Falcons, while co-captain Katie Hilbig registered her second double-double of the season, tallying 15 points and 12 rebounds.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Air Force enters Saturday's contest with a 4-24 overall record and 3-12 mark in the Mountain West, following its loss to San Diego State on Wednesday.
Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer with 13.3 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 3.5 assists per contest.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS...
New Mexico enters this weekend's contest with a 15-13 overall record and 7-8 ledger in the Mountain West. The Lobos are coming off a 66-43 home victory over Nevada.
Senior Caroline Durbin is the lone New Mexico player to average in double figures scoring with 12.0 points per game, while Deeva Vaughn adds 9.7 points and a team-leading 5.1 rebounds per contest.
With one day of regular season action remaining, each of the first seven seeds in this year's conference championship have already been determined. San Diego State has clinched the top seed, followed by Fresno State, Wyoming, UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado State and Boise State.
Meanwhile, the eighth and ninth seeds will be determined by Saturday's action. An Air Force win or a Nevada loss would lock in the eighth seed for the Falcons. Meanwhile, the Wolf Pack could claim the eight seed with a win on Saturday, in addition to an Air Force loss.
Against San Diego State on Wednesday, Air Force was led by two of its seniors who were playing their final games in Clune Arena. Alicia Leipprandt tallied a game-high 18 points against the Aztecs, including a seasonhigh eight made free throws. Meanwhile, co-captain Katie Hilbig notched her second double-double of the season, recording 15 points and 12 rebounds.
With the regular season under wraps, the Falcons will head to Las Vegas, Nev., for the 2013 Reese's Mountain West Championship, being held March 12-16.