Falcons Open Home Slate Versus Northern Colorado

    Sophomore Madeleine Philpot
    Sophomore Madeleine Philpot

    Nov. 11, 2013

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    The Air Force women's basketball team begins its 2013-14 home slate on Tuesday, Nov. 12, when it hosts in-state rival Northern Colorado in a non-conference match-up. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.

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    Series History: Air Force leads, 21-18
    Last Meeting: Air Force and Northern Colorado met in last year's season opener, with the Bears taking a 68-44 victory in Greeley.

    The Falcons struggled offensively in their season opener, dropping an 87-26 contest to 12th-ranked North Carolina Friday evening in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Junior Jimi Blagowsky was the leading scorer for Air Force, finishing with seven points, while freshman Kelly Lujan added six points with a pair of field goals from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, sophomore Madeleine Philpot led the Falcons in rebounding, matching her career high with seven boards.

    Air Force enters its contest with Northern Colorado with an 0-1 record after its loss to No. 12 North Carolina in the season-opener.

    After just one game, junior Jimi Blagowsky is the Falcons' leading scorer with seven points, while freshman Kelly Lujan added six points. Sophomore Madeleine Philpot is the leading rebounder with seven rebounds in the opening contest, while freshman Myah Jackson added six boards in her collegiate debut.

    Northern Colorado comes into Tuesday's contest with an 0-1 record after dropping its season opener to San Diego, 69-56, on Friday.

    Jamie Derrieux was the lone player to score in double figures for the Bears against the Toreros, finishing the game with 15 points and four assists. Stephanie Lee added eight points, while Amy Kidner chipped in seven points and a team-leading seven rebounds.

    While Air Force struggled against the talented Tar Heels in their season opener, one bright spot for the Falcons was their three-point field goal defense. Air Force held North Carolina to just 12.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc, with the Tar Heels knocking down just two of their 16 three-point field goal attempts. The Falcons three-point field goal percentage defense currently ranks as the third-best in the Mountain West.

    Freshman Kelly Lujan made an impact in her first collegiate game, knocking down a pair of three-pointers to finish with six points versus North Carolina.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons continue their homestand this weekend with another non-conference match-up versus an in-state rival. Air Force will host Denver on Saturday, Nov. 16, with a 1:00 p.m. contest in Clune Arena.



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