Air Force Wraps Up Road Trip at Texas State

    Sophomore Danielle Sorrera
    Sophomore Danielle Sorrera

    Nov. 21, 2011

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    The Air Force women's basketball team concludes its two-game road trip on Monday, Nov. 21 as it visits Texas State in a 7:00 p.m. (CT) contest.

    LAST TIME OUT...
    Junior Alicia Leipprandt scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Falcons to a 64-54 road victory over Texas Southern on Saturday afternoon. Classmate Dymond James added a season-best 17 points, knocking down 9-of-10 free throws against the Tigers.

    SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
    Air Force carries a 2-2 overall record and 2-1 road ledger into Monday's game against Texas State.

    Junior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer, averaging 14.8 points per game, while classmate Dymond James is also averaging in double figures scoring with 12.0 points per contest. James is also the team's leading rebounder with 7.3 boards per game.

    SCOUTING THE BOBCATS...
    Texas State enters Monday night's contest with a 3-0 record after posting a 66-61 victory over UTPA on Friday evening.

    The Bobcats are led by Diamond Ford, who is averaging 22.7 points per game. Also averaging in double figures are Ashley Ezeh and Demi Clinch with 15.3 and 11.5 points per contest, respectively. Meanwhile, Verinus Kalu is averaging a team-best 11.7 rebounds per game.

    LET'S PLAY AGAIN...
    With its game versus Texas State on Monday, Air Force is wrapping up a brutal stretch, playing its third contest (and second road game) in five days. The Falcons have just a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday before getting back to action against Northern Colorado on Friday.

    WINNING ON THE ROAD...
    With their win against Texas Southern on Saturday, the Falcons have improved to 2-1 on the road this season. Should Air Force defeat Texas State on Monday, it would tie for the second-highest road win total in the Falcons' Division I history.

    FIRST TO 20...
    Junior Alicia Leipprandt scored a game-high 20 points against Texas Southern on Saturday, becoming the first Falcon to reach 20 points in a single game this season.

    Leipprandt, who is averaging a team-best 14.8 ppg this season, has now scored at least 20 points three times in her career.

    DYMOND AT THE LINE...
    Junior Dymond James took advantage of her many free-throw opportunities against Texas Southern, knocking down a career-best nine foul shots in 10 tries.

    Thanks in part to her strong performance against the Tigers, James is now shooting a team-best 82.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.

    DANIELLE IN ACTION...
    With starting point guard Cherae Medina leaving the game early against Texas Southern on Saturday, junior Danielle Sorrera made her way onto the court, making just her fifth career appearance. Sorrera played 29 minutes versus the Tigers after seeing just 13 combined minutes of action in her four career games.

    Sorrera finished the Texas Southern game with two rebounds, two assists and a steal, all career-high marks.

    DYMOND IN THE RECORD BOOKS...
    Air Force junior Dymond James already appears in the Falcons' single-season record books and now has moved onto a couple of Air Force's career lists. James currently owns the Falcons' record for career field goal percentage (Division I) with a mark of .427. In addition, her current career scoring average of 10.0 ppg ranks as the fourth-highest in the Falcons' Division I era.

    MEGAN IN THE RECORD BOOKS...
    With her block against Texas Southern on Saturday, sophomore Megan O'Neil moved into a tie for 10th place on the Academy's career blocked shots list (Division I era). O'Neil now has 22 blocks in her career, tying with 2007 graduate Jacki Novak.

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons return home for a post-Thanksgiving contest, hosting Northern Colorado on Friday, Nov. 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.

     

     

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