Air Force Returns to Action at Weber State

    Senior Cherae Medina

    Senior Cherae Medina

    Nov. 25, 2013

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    After a 10-day break, the Air Force women's basketball team returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 26, as it heads to Ogden, Utah, to take on Weber State in a non-conference contest. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.

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    Last Meeting: The last meeting between Air Force and Weber State came on Dec. 30, 2006, when the Falcons earned a 78-73 home victory over the Wildcats.

    The visiting Pioneers shot over 59 percent from the field, as Air Force dropped a 72-64 contest to Denver on Nov. 16 in Clune Arena.

    Senior Cherae Medina led four Falcons scoring in double figures, finishing with 14 points. Junior Jimi Blagowsky added 11 points, including three baskets from long range, while Camille Thompson and Missy Byrd each chipped in 10 points.

    Air Force comes into this weekend's game with an 0-3 overall record on the season, following its loss to Denver on Nov. 16.

    Junior Jimi Blagowsky currently leads the Falcons in scoring with 12.3 points per game, while senior Cherae Medina is second on the team with 9.0 points per contest and a team-leading 3.3 assists per game. Air Force's leading rebounder is sophomore Madeleine Philpot with 5.3 boards per contest.

    Weber State enters Tuesday's contest with a 2-2 record on the season, including a 2-0 record at home. The Wildcats are coming off a 57-51 road loss to Army on Nov. 17.

    Three different Wildcats are currently averaging in double-figures scoring, led by Amanda Hughes with 13.3 points per game. Jalen Carpenter adds 12.8 points per contest, while Regina Okoye averages 11.3 points and a team-leading 7.7 rebounds per game.

    In Air Force's first two games of the season, there was just one double-digit scoring performance by a Falcon­--Jimi Blagowsky's 19-point output versus Northern Colorado. However, against Denver, four different Falcons reached double-figures, led by senior Cherae Medina's 14 points. Blagowsky added 11 points, while senior Camille Thompson and sophomore Missy Byrd added 10 points each.

    Senior Camille Thompson has yet to miss a free throw this season, shooting a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line. Thompson's best performance at the line this year came versus Denver, when she was 4-of-4 at the charity stripe.

    Through games of Nov. 24, Air Force ranks second in the Mountain West in three-point field goal percentage defense (.216).

    Individually, senior Camille Thompson leads the league in free throw percentage, shooting a perfect 7-of-7 from the line for the season. Junior Jimi Blagowsky ranks fourth in three-point field goals made per game (2.3) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.438), sophomore Madeleine Philpot is tied for eighth in steals per game (2.0) and freshman Ashton Williams is tied for 10th in the Mountain West in blocks per game (1.0).

    NEXT UP...
    The Falcons wrap up the week with another road contest, visiting Wichita State on Sunday, Dec. 1, in a 1:05 p.m. (CT) contest.



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