Air Force Begins Five-Game Homestand Versus UT Martin
Nov. 22, 2010
The Air Force women’s basketball team begins a five-game homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 23, when it hosts UT Martin. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.
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Series History: First Meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
Air Force: Andrea Williams (1-3/First Season; 13-38/Third Season overall)
UT Martin: Kevin McMillan (13-21/Second Season)
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Last Time Out...
In its third-straight road game, Air Force dropped a 62-51 decision to Portland Saturday afternoon. The Falcons held the high-scoring Pilots to a season-low 62 points and had a 43-33 rebounding advantage over the larger Portland lineup, but committed 24 turnovers in the contest.
Sophomore Kelsey Berger, starting in place of the absent Raimee Beck, registered a season-best 17 points and eight rebounds, while classmate Alicia Leipprandt added 12 points. Meanwhile, sophomore Dymond James pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds to go along with nine points.
Scouting the Falcons...
Air Force enters Tuesday’s game with a 1-3 overall record following its loss to Portland on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Kelsey Berger is the Falcons’ leading scorer with 11.0 points per game, while senior Raimee Beck (10.7 ppg) and sophomore Alicia Leipprandt (10.5 ppg) are also averaging in double figures scoring. Meanwhile, sophomore Dymond James is Air Force’s leading rebounder with 8.0 boards per contest.
Scouting the Skyhawks...
UT Martin, which is playing 10 straight games away from home, enters Tuesday’s contest with a 2-2 overall record. The Skyhawks feel to Colorado, 78-67, on Sunday.
The Skyhawks, who have started five freshmen in each of their four games this season, have three players averaging in double figures in scoring, led by Heather Butler with 17 points per contest. Butler also leads UT Martin in assists with 3.5 per game, while Jaclissa Haislip is the leading rebounder with nine boards per contest.
Big Day For Berger...
Sophomore Kelsey Berger made the best of her first start of the season, scoring a season-high and game-high 17 points, while adding a season-high nine rebounds. Berger, who shot 50 percent from the field (8-of-16), started in place of senior captain Raimee Beck, who missed the game due to a death in the family.
DYmond crashes the boards...
Sophomore Dymond James posted her second double-figure rebounding game of the season against Portland, pulling down a career-high 15 rebounds. James’ 15 boards were the most for an Air Force player since Kim Kreke recorded 19 rebounds twice during the 2009-09 season.
A Solid Defensive Effort...
Despite coming up short against Portland on Saturday, the Falcons did some positive things defensively against the Pilots. With Portland averaging 83.7 points per game coming into Saturday’s contest, Air Force held the Pilots to a season-low 62 points and a season-low 33.9 field goal percentage.
Air Force stays at home for its next game, hosting Colorado Christian on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 2:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.