Falcons Set to Host In-State Rival Colorado State
Feb. 3, 2012
The Air Force women's basketball team begins the second half of its conference slate on Saturday, Feb. 4, as it hosts in-state rival Colorado State. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. in Clune Arena.
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Series History: Colorado State leads, 35-11
National Girls and Women in Sports Day - In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Falcons' will hold a four-sport clinic beginning at 11:00 a.m. Clinic participants will receive a free T-shirt, as well as free admission to the CSU game.
LAST TIME OUT...
On Tuesday evening, Air Force fell to New Mexico, 67-44, in Albuquerque. Senior Jamela Satterfield led the Falcons with a career-high-tying 14 points, while junior Dymond James added 13 points.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Air Force enters this weekend's contest with a 5-17 overall mark and 0-7 ledger in the Mountain West.
Junior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer on the season, averaging 13.8 points per game, while classmate Dymond James averages 12.8 points and a team-best 6.7 rebounds per contest. James also lead the Falcons in both scoring and rebounding in conference play, averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 boards per game.
SCOUTING THE RAMS...
Colorado State currently holds a 9-13 overall record and 5-2 mark in Mountain West play. The Rams are coming off a 74-62 home victory over TCU.
Senior Kim Mestdagh leads the Rams with 15.2 points per game, while Sam Martin adds 13.3 points per contest. Meanwhile, Meghan Heimstra is the leading rebounder for Colorado State, averaging 6.1 rebounds per game.
HOW WE RATE...
In the latest conference statistics, Air Force leads the Mountain West in defensive rebounds (25.6) per game and ranks third in rebounding offense (39.0) and steals (9.1).
HOW THEY RATE...
In the latest conference statistics, Colorado State leads the Mountain West in field goal percentage (.434), rebounding defense (33.2), assists (14.0) and ranks second in free throw percentage (.722).
THE LAST MEETING...
Air Force dropped a 73-39 contest to Colorado State on Jan. 11 in Fort Collins.
Junior Dymond James led the Falcons with 14 points and a career-high five steals after missing the previous five games due to an ankle injury, while sophomore Michelle Ivey grabbed a career-best eight rebounds.
The Falcons struggled offensively throughout the game, shooting just 18.6 percent from the field, while Colorado State shot nearly 53 percent for the game. The Rams, who knocked down 7-of-11 three-pointers, also outrebounded Air Force, 45-39.
Four different players scored in double figures for Colorado State, led by sophomore Sam Martin with 17 points.
FALCONS CELEBRATE NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY...
To celebrate the 26th-annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Air Force athletic department is sponsoring a sports clinic for girls in grades eight and below. Participants will be exposed to four of the Academy's sports--basketball, fencing, soccer and volleyball--spending time learning about each one.
The clinic is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Cadet Gym. Participants will receive a free T-shirt, along with free admission to the women's basketball versus Colorado State at 2:00 p.m.
ANOTHER NEW LINEUP...
The Falcons' starting lineup has changed throughout the season, and Tuesday's game versus New Mexico was no different, as Air Force used its 13th different starting lineup in 22 games this season.
Twelve different players have earned at least one start for the Falcons this year, with sophomore Camille Thompson leading the team with 20 starts this season. Junior Alicia Leipprandt has started 19 contests, while senior captain Jamela Satterfield has started 16 of 22 games.
KAMI'S CAREER DAY...
Earning her first career start against New Mexico on Tuesday was sophomore Kami Bohannon. Bohannon made the most of her time on the court versus the Lobos, registering career highs in both points (9) and rebounds (6) in a career-high 36 minutes of action.
J LEADS THE WAY...
Senior captain Jamela Satterfield was the Falcons' leading scorer versus New Mexico on Tuesday, scoring a career-high-tying 14 points. It marked the first time this season that Satterfield, who notched personal best in free throws made (4) and attempted (5), led the team in scoring.
MEGAN IN THE RECORD BOOKS...
Sophomore Megan O'Neil currently ranks in the top 10 in the Falcons' career and single-season blocks lists. She ranks fifth in the Academy's Division I record books for blocks in a career (48) and 10th all-time at the Academy in career blocks. Meanwhile, her 31 blocks this season rank as the second-most in a single season during the Falcons' Division I era and tied for fourth-most overall.
After receiving a conference-wide bye on Wednesday, the Falcons will return to action next Saturday, Feb. 11, when they visit conference newcomer Boise State. The game, which will be televised by The Mtn., is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.