Air Force Returns to Action at Boise State
Jan. 17, 2013
The Air Force women's basketball team is back on the road this weekend, Jan. 19, when its visits Boise State in a 2:00 p.m. contest.
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Series History: Boise State leads, 4-0
Last Season: Boise State swept Air Force in the Broncos' first year in the Mountain West, defeating the Falcons 81-75 at the Academy on Jan. 14, while earning an 83-59 victory in Boise on Feb. 11.
LAST TIME OUT...
Shooting just 25.8 percent from the field, Air Force dropped a 64-44 decision to Colorado State Wednesday evening at the Academy. Juniors Cherae Medina and Camille Thompson were the leading scorers for the Falcons with nine points each, while senior Dymond James added seven points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Air Force enters Saturday's game with a 2-14 overall record and 1-2 mark in the Mountain West, following its home loss to Colorado State on Wednesday
Senior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer with 11.9 points per contest, while classmate Dymond James is the team's next best scorer with 9.4 ppg. Senior Katie Hilbig is Air Force's leading rebounder with 7.4 boards per game, followed closely by James with 7.3 rebounds per contest. Meanwhile, junior Cherae Medina leads the Falcons with 3.3 assists per game.
SCOUTING THE BRONCOS...
Boise State currently holds an 8-7 overall record and 1-1 ledger in the Mountain West. The Broncos are coming off a 58-53 road loss at New Mexico on Wednesday.
Lauren Lenhardt is the top performer for Boise State, averaging 14.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest, while Brandi Henton adds 9.3 points per game and Diana Lee averages a team-best 5.1 assists per contest.
Junior Camille Thompson was one of the Falcons' top scorers against Colorado State on Wednesday evening, tallying a season-best nine points. Thompson, who scored just seven points total in Air Force's first 13 games of the season, is currently averaging 6.3 points per game in conference play.
Air Force has been dominant on the boards in conference play, averaging a league-leading 52.3 rebounds per contest in their three Mountain West games. The Falcons grabbed a season-high 60 rebounds in their win over UNLV on Saturday.
Individually, seniors Dymond James and Katie Hilbig are leading the Mountain West in rebounding (conference games), ranking first and second with 11.3 and 11.0 rebounds per contest, respectively. Hilbig also shared the lead league in offensive rebounds in conference play (5.3 pg), while James ranks first in defensive rebounds per game (8.3).
The Falcons have a bye on Wednesday before returning to action Saturday, Jan. 26, as they host Front Range rival Wyoming in a 2:00 p.m. contest.