Air Force Visits Longwood in Non-Conference Action

Nov. 11, 2012

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The Air Force women's basketball team is back in action on Monday, Nov. 12, as they head to Farmville, Va., for a non-conference contest against Longwood. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at Willett Hall.

Live Stats:
Radio: None
Series History: Longwood leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: Longwood earned a 59-48 victory over Air Force on Jan. 7, 2012, at the Academy.

The Falcons opened the 2012-13 season on Friday evening, dropping a 68-44 contest to in-state Northern Colorado on the road.

Senior Alicia Leipprandt was the lone Falcon to score in double figures, registering 18 points, as Air Force struggled offensively, shooting just over 29 percent from the field and knocking down 11 of 26 free throws.

Air Force enters Monday's contest with an 0-1 record after its 68-44 loss to Northern Colorado in its season opener on Friday.

Senior Alicia Leipprandt leads the Falcons in scoring after registering 18 points in the first contest, while classmate Katie Hilbig is the top rebounder, grabbing six boards against the Bears.

Longwood comes into Monday's game with an 0-1 record, following their 71-61 season-opening loss at Richmond on Friday.

Senior Chelsea Coward registered a double-double for the Lancers, notching 16 points and 15 rebounds, while freshman Daeisha Brown scored a team-high 18 points.

Through the first weekend of competition, the Falcons lead the Mountain West conference turnover margin (+7.0), while ranking second in steals per game (13.0).

Meanwhile, Katie Hilbig and Cherae Medina are each tied for third in the league in steals per game (3.0), Alicia Leipprandt is tied for fifth in points per game (18.0) and Simonne Potts is tied for fifth in blocks per game (2.0).

Air Force senior Alicia Leipprandt is already in the Falcons' Division I record books in several career categories and is on the verge of entering another top 10 list. Leipprandt--who currently ranks fifth in career scoring average, sixth in field goals made, seventh in field goal attempts, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, eighth in free throws made and ninth in free throw percentage--needs just one more steal to enter the Falcons' top 10 list for career steals in the Division I era.

Additionally, Leipprandt--who entered the 2012-13 season with 851 career points--moved into eighth place on Air Force's Division I career scoring list following her performance at Northern Colorado, and needs just 27 more points to move into seventh place.

Senior co-captain Dymond James is also ranked in the top 10 in several of the Falcons' Division I career categories, including scoring average (fourth), field goal percentage (fourth), free throws attempted (fifth), free throws made (fifth), rebounds (eighth) and field goals made (ninth). With 771 career points entering this season, James now needs just six more points to become one of the Falcons' top 10 scorers at the Division I level.

For the first time since the 2008-09 season, Air Force has more than one senior on its roster. This year, four seniors are suiting up for the Falcons­­--team co-captains Katie Hilbig and Dymond James, as well as Alicia Leipprandt and Austyn Wilson. All four seniors started for Air Force in the Falcons' first game of the season.

The Falcons conclude their three-game roadswing on Saturday, Nov. 17, as they head to Pocatello, Idaho, to take on Idaho State.