Falcons Set to Host Annual Air Force Classic
Dec. 2, 2010
The Air Force women’s basketball team hosts the annual Air Force Classic this weekend, Dec. 3-4 in Clune Arena. The Falcons take on Bryant at 5:00 p.m. on Friday to open the tournament, followed by the Texas State-Weber State game at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, the action starts with the Weber State-Bryant contest at 2:00 p.m., followed by the Air Force-Texas State game at 4:30 p.m.
Live Stats/Audio/Video: goairforcefalcons.com
Series History: Bryant leads Air Force, 1-0; First meeting between Air Force and Texas State
Last Meeting: Bryant defeated Air Force, 74-64, in a neutral site contest on Jan. 3, 1993.
Air Force: Andrea Williams (3-4/First Season; 15-39/Third Season overall)
Bryant: Mary Burke (270-273/20th Season)
Texas State: Suzanne Fox (167-207/14th Season; 284-240/19th Season overall)
• Friday: Youth Team Night - Free tickets for all youth basketball players (8th grade and under) wearing their team jerseys.
• Saturday: Teddy Bear Toss - Free admission for fans who bring a stuffed animal to donate to Toys for Tots. At halftime, fans can toss their stuffed animals onto targets on the court for a chance to win prizes. All early arriving youth will also receive a package of collector’s edition Air Force Silly Bandz while supplies last.
Last Time Out...
The Falcons won their second-straight game with a 75-50 victory over Texas Southern on Tuesday evening. Four players scored in double figures for the Falcons, led by senior Raimee Beck with a season-high 21 points.
Sophomores Alicia Leipprandt, Dymond James and Kelsey Berger scored 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Falcons, while Beck, James and junior Jamela Satterfield each grabbed seven rebounds against the Tigers. Satterfield also notched a career-high six steals in the contest.
Scouting the Falcons...
Air Force enters this weekend’s tournament with a 3-4 overall record (3-1 at home) after its win over Texas Southern on Tuesday.
Senior Raimee Beck is the Falcons’ leading scorer with 14.2 points per game, while sophomore Kelsey Berger (11.0 ppg) and sophomore Dymond James (10.4 ppg) are also averaging in double figures scoring. James is also Air Force’s leading rebounder with 7.6 boards per contest.
Scouting the Bulldogs...
Bryant enters this weekend with an 0-5 overall record (0-3 on the road). The Bulldogs are coming off a 75-72 overtime loss to Dartmouth.
Meredith Soper leads the Bulldogs with 13.2 points per game, while Siamone Bennett is averaging 11.2 points per game. Bennett has also recorded a team-best 8.8 rebounds per contest, with Soper adding 8.6 boards per game.
Scouting the Bobcats...
Texas State comes into this weekend with a 2-3 overall record (0-1 on the road) following a 67-35 loss to Colorado on Wednesday evening.
The Bobcats are led in scoring by Anna Brzozowski with 8.8 points per game. Meanwhile, Chika Ofoegbu is the team’s leading rebounder with 6.4 rebounds per contest.
How We Rate...
In the latest conference statistics, Air Force leads the MWC in field goal percentage (.423) and three-point field goal percentage (.365) and ranks third in assists per game (15.3).
Meanwhile, several Falcons rank among the conference’s top-10 individual leaders in various categories:
Raimee Beck 8 14.2
Dymond James T10 7.6
Raimee Beck 5 .517
Kelsey Berger 7 .484
Megan Muniz T5 4.0
Jamela Satterfield 2 2.4
Alicia Leipprandt 9 1.9
3PT FG Pct.
Raimee Beck 5 .405
3PT FG Made
Raimee Beck 3 2.5
Megan O’Neil T6 1.1
Megan Muniz 3 2.2
Raimee Beck T5 2.8
Beck in the top 10...
With her seven rebounds against Texas Southern on Tuesday, senior Raimee Beck reached 501 rebounds for her career. Beck now ranks 10th all-time at the Academy in career rebounds.
Already ranked in Air Force’s top-10 career lists for scoring (eighth) and assists (ninth), Beck became the first player in school history to rank in the top 10 in all three major statistical categories (points, assists and rebounds).
Air Force recorded 13 steals in its win over Texas Southern on Tuesday, with nearly half of those coming from junior Jamela Satterfield. Satterfield notched a career-best six steals in the contest, a mark which is tied for the most in the Mountain West Conference this season.
Raimee Scores 20...
Raimee Beck finished with a game-high 21 points in the Falcons’ victory over Texas Southern on Tuesday, marking the first time this season that an Air Force player has reached 20 points. However, it was the 14th career 20-point performance for Beck.
Muniz Staying Steady...
Sophomore point guard Megan Muniz put together a strong all-around performance against Texas Southern, scoring eight points while adding five rebounds, five assists and just a single turnover. Currently, Muniz ranks third in the Mountain West Conference with a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.
A top-10 Scorer...
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 eighth in Air Force history (and second in the Falcons’ Division I era) with 1,129 points. She sits 108 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. Against Texas Southern, Beck moved into third place in career rebounds in the Falcons’ Division I era and broke 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 six assists away from matching the record.
Beck already holds Academy Division I records for career scoring average (12.0) and three-point field goals made (188), as well as points in a season (406 in 2009-10).
The Falcons are back on the road for their next game, as they travel up I-25 to face Denver on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Magness Arena.