Air Force Concludes its Three-Game Roadswing at Portland
Nov. 19, 2010
The Air Force women’s basketball team wraps up its three-game road swing on Saturday, Nov. 20, when it visits Portland. The contest is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Chiles Center.
Live Stats/Audio/Video: portlandpilots.com
Series History: Air Force leads, 2-1
Last Meeting: Portland won a 73-65 decision on Nov. 20, 2009, at the Academy.
Air Force: Andrea Williams (1-2/First Season; 13-37/Third Season overall)
Portland: Jim Sollars (338-360/25th Season; 515-442/35th Season overall)
Last Time Out...
Air Force fell to Idaho State, 68-58, on the road Thursday evening. The Falcons shot a season-best 45.3 percent from the field, but the Bengals hit eight three-pointers en route to their 10-point win.
Four Falcons scored in double figures, led by sophomore Alicia Leipprandt with 12 points. Classmate Kelsey Berger and freshman Caitlin Boal added 11 points each, while senior captain Raimee Beck, playing in front of a hometown crowd, pitched in 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds.
Scouting the Falcons...
Air Force enters Saturday’s game with a 1-2 overall record following its loss to Idaho State on Thursday evening.
Senior Raimee Beck leads the Falcons in scoring with 10.7 points per game, while sophomore Alicia Leipprandt is second on the team with 10 points per contest. Beck is also Air Force’s leading rebounder with six boards per game. Meanwhile, sophomore Megan Muniz leads Air Force in assists with 3.3 per contest.
Scouting the Pilots...
Portland, in the midst of a three-game homestand, currently holds a 3-0 record. The Pilots scored 12 three-pointers in a 91-80 defeat of Washington State Thursday evening.
The Pilots have four players averaging in double figures in scoring, led by Natalie Day with 18.3 points per game. Meanwhile, Alexis Gannis is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.5 rebounds per contest and ReZina TecleMariam has dished out a team-best seven assists per game.
After going scoreless in the first two games of the season, freshman Caitlin Boal registered double-digits in the Falcons’ contest at Idaho State. The post player knocked down both of her free throw attempts and her lone three-pointer before finishing the game with 11 points.
In the top 10...
Against Northern Colorado on Nov. 14, Air Force senior Raimee Beck moved into the top 10 all-time in career scoring at the Academy. She now ranks ninth in Air Force history (and second in the Falcons’ Division I era) with 1,076 points. She sits 161 points behind 2007 graduate Alecia Steele, Air Force’s all-time leading scorer at the Division I level.
Air Force senior Raimee Beck currently has her name scattered throughout the Falcons’ record books and has the opportunity to move up in several categories. Last weekend, Beck moved into fifth place in career rebounds in the Falcons’ Division I era and is just 18 rebounds away from breaking into the Air Force all-time top 10 in that category.
In addition, Beck currently ranks second in career assists at the Academy during the Division I era and is just 18 assists away from matching the record.
Beck already holds Academy Division I records for career scoring average (11.8), three-point field goals made (177) and free throw percentage (.825), as well as points in a season (406 in 2009-10).
Air Force returns home for its next five contests, starting with a meeting versus Texas Southern. The Falcons host the Tigers Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.