Nov. 28, 2012
The Air Force women's basketball team returns to action this weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, as it hosts Kansas City, San Diego and Boise State in the annual Air Force Classic.
The Falcons will face Kansas City in the first game of the tournament, slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, while the Boise State-San Diego contest is scheduled to start at 7:00. Saturday's action begins at 2:00 p.m. with the Kansas City-Boise State game, followed by a match-up between Air Force and San Diego at 4:30 p.m.
Live Stats/Video: goairforcefalcons.com
Radio: The Sports Animal AM 1300 (San Diego/Air Force game only)
Series History vs. Kansas City: UMKC leads, 2-0
Last Meeting: Air Force and Kansas City last met on Dec. 22, 2008, with the `Roos escaping with a 65-59 victory at the Academy.
Series History vs. San Diego: San Diego leads, 2-0
Last Meeting: San Diego picked up a 59-55 home victory over Air Force on Nov. 26, 2006, in the last meeting between the two teams.
Youth Day - All weekend, kids will receive free admission with a purchase of an adult ticket.
Basketball/Hockey Doubleheader (Friday only) - Ticket stubs from Friday's game versus Kansas City will be good for $3 tickets to the Falcons' hockey game versus Mercyhurst at 7:00 p.m.
Toy Drive (Friday only) - Fans who bring a new toy to donate to the Toy Drive they will receive free admission.
Popcorn Night (Saturday only) - Each full price adult ticket is also good for one free bag of popcorn at the concession stands.
Team Autograph Night (Saturday only) - Stick around after the game to get autographs from your favorite Falcons.
LAST TIME OUT...
The Falcons scored a season-low 36 points on Monday evening, as they dropped a 60-36 decision to service-academy rival Navy in Clune Arena.
Senior Alicia Leipprandt was the lone Air Force player to score in double figures, registering 10 points against the Mids. The Falcons received more than half of their points from the bench, led by sophomore guard Jimi Blagowsky with four points and a season-high three assists.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Air Force enters this weekend with an 0-5 overall record, including an 0-2 mark at home, following its loss to Navy on Monday evening.
Senior Alicia Leipprandt leads the Falcons in scoring with 13.4 points per contest, while Dymond James adds 10.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. In addition, junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 3.0 assists per game.
SCOUTING THE KANGAROOS...
Kansas City enters this weekend with a 3-4 overall record and is coming off a 1-1 road trip, with a loss to Drexel (76-40) and a win over LIU Brooklyn (70-66).
Kim Nezianya leads the `Roos with 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest, while Eilise O'Conner also averages double figures in scoring with 10.7 points per game.
SCOUTING THE TOREROS...
San Diego currently holds a 3-1 record on the season following a pair of home wins over Northern Colorado (78-44) and San Jose State (91-52).
Amy Kame leads the Toreros with 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest. Meanwhile, five other San Diego players average at least 8.0 points per game, including Katelyn McDaniel, who is averaging a team-leading 6.3 rebounds per game, and Alysse Barlow, who adds 5.0 assists per contest.
After opening the season with three straight games on the road, its longest road stretch of the season, Air Force is in the midst its longest homestand of the year, playing four contests at home in a span of eight days.
While free throws played a significant factor in Air Force's loss to Army last week, fouls had no effect on the outcome of the Falcons' other service academy rivalry game. Air Force's six made free throws and 11 free throw attempts were both season lows, while Navy's 11 made free throws were the fewest for a Falcon opponent this season.
In addition, Air Force and Navy combined for just 26 fouls in the contest, three fewer than Air Force's total (29) versus Army.
The Falcons are back on the road next week, Dec. 4, when they travel to Grand Forks, N.D., to face North Dakota in a non-conference match-up.