Air Force Visits Boise State for Televised Contest

Feb. 7, 2012

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The Air Force women's basketball team visits Boise State this Saturday, Feb. 11. The game, which will be televised nationally on The Mtn., is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT...
Hosting in-state rival Colorado State, the Falcons fell to the visiting Rams, 77-39, Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Megan O'Neil was Air Force's leading scorer with six points, while freshman Angela Johnson led the team with a career-best six rebounds.

SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Air Force enters this weekend's contest with a 5-18 overall mark and 0-8 ledger in the Mountain West.

Junior Alicia Leipprandt is the Falcons' leading scorer on the season, averaging 13.4 points per game, while classmate Dymond James averages 12.3 points and a team-best 6.4 rebounds per contest. In conference play, James leads the Falcons in scoring, averaging 13.5 points, while sophomore Michelle Ivey averages a team-leading 5.8 rebounds per game.

SCOUTING THE BRONCOS...
Boise State enters this weekend's game with a 12-11 overall record and 3-5 mark in Mountain West play. The Broncos are coming off a 68-64 victory at New Mexico.

Kati Isham and Lauren Lenhardt are the leading scorers for Boise State, each averaging 15.0 points per game. Meanwhile, Nicole Brady is the team's leading rebounder, averaging 7.3 rebounds per contest.

HOW WE RATE...
In the latest conference statistics, Air Force leads the Mountain West in defensive rebounds (25.2) per game and ranks tied for third in rebounding offense (38.5).

HOW THEY RATE...
In the latest conference statistics, Boise State leads the Mountain West in scoring offense (69.6), free throw percentage (.738) and three-point field goals made (6.3), while ranking second in field goal percentage (.417), three-point field goal percentage (.335), assists (13.6), assist-to-turnover ratio (0.8) and defensive rebounding percentage (.664), third in three-point field goal percentage defense (.297), offensive rebounds (13.8) and offensive rebounding percentage (.369) and tied for third in rebounding offense (38.5).

THE LAST MEETING...
A second-half rally fell short as Air Force fell to visiting Boise State, 81-75, on Jan. 14 at the Academy.

The Falcons trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half before cutting the margin to 71-69 with less than three minutes remaining. While Boise State pushed its lead back to six points, Air Force again got back within two points with just 17 seconds on the clock. However, the Broncos, who shot 16-of-17 from the free throw line for the game, closed out the contest with four foul shots to secure the win.

Junior Dymond James led Air Force with a season-best 24 points, adding 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the year. Sophomore Michelle Ivey registered a career-high 18 points for the Falcons, while junior Alicia Leipprandt scored 16 points.

Lauren Lenhardt led three Broncos in double-digits, scoring a game-high 29 points.

ANOTHER NEW LINEUP...
Air Force has been experimenting with its starting lineup all season, with the newest combination unveiled in Saturday's game versus Colorado State. It marked the third-straight game that the Falcons have changed their starting lineup, as Air Force used its 14th different starting lineup in 23 games this season.

KATIE RETURNS...
Saturday's contest against Colorado State marked the return of junior forward Katie Hilbig, who missed the previous 12 games with a foot injury. In her comback game against the Rams, Hilbig registered four points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in just nine minutes of action.

LOW SCORERS...
Air Force registered one of its lowest point totals of the season versus Colorado State on Saturday, and that was reflected in the individual scoring totals. For the first time this season, no Falcon reached double figures in scoring, as sophomore Megan O'Neil was the leading scorer with six points. Two other Air Force players registered five points each, while three more pitched in four points apiece.

REBOUNDING HIGHS AND LOWS...
Against Colorado State, freshman walk-on Angela Johnson had a great rebounding performance for the Falcons, grabbing a personal-best and team-high six rebounds.

Meanwhile, as a team, Air Force posted one of its lowest rebounding totals of the season, finishing with 27 boards, matching its previous season low set at Wyoming.

NEXT UP...
The Falcons return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as they host Wyoming in a 7:00 p.m. contest.