Air Force Heads to Idaho State for Non-Conference Match-up

Nov. 15, 2012

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The Air Force women's basketball team wraps up its season-opening three-game road-swing this weekend, Nov. 17, as it visits Idaho State in non-conference action.

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Series History: Idaho State leads, 3-0
Last Meeting: Idaho State picked up a 68-58 win over Air Force on Nov. 18, 2010, in Pocatello.

The Falcons' late second-half rally fell short as they dropped a 68-63 road decision to Longwood on Monday evening.

Senior captain Dymond James paced the Falcons with her first double-double of the season, notching 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Alicia Leipprandt and Cherae Medina added 14 points and 10 points, respectively.

Air Force enters Saturday's contest with an 0-2 record after its 68-63 loss to Longwood on Monday.

Senior Alicia Leipprandt is averaging 16.0 points per game to lead the Falcons, while classmate Dymond James is adding 10.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest.

Idaho State enters this weekend with an 0-2 overall record after dropping a pair of road games to Kansas State (62-54) and Kansas (52-36) last weekend.

Ashleigh Vella leads the Bengals with 11.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest, while Lindsey Reed is second on the team in scoring with 7.5 points per game.

This weekend will mark the end of the Falcons' three-game roadswing, its longest of the season. For the rest of the year, Air Force will not play more than two straight games away from Clune Arena.

Meanwhile, after opening the year with three-straight road games, Air Force will play its next four contests at home in a span of just eight days.

While the Falcons hit just one three-pointer in the first 39 minutes against Longwood on Monday, Air Force tried to battle back from a 10-point deficit with three treys in the last 60 seconds. Senior Alicia Leipprandt knocked down her three-pointer with 40 seconds remaining, while senior Dymond James and junior Cherae Medina added three-pointers of their own.

Leipprandt now has scored three field goals from beyond the arc this season, matching her total from 2011-12. James hit her lone three-point attempt of the game, just the third made three-pointer of her career, while Medina's trey with 18 seconds remaining was her second of the game, setting a new career high for three-point field goals made.

Senior co-captain Dymond James registered her first double-double of the season against Longwood, notching 14 points and 11 rebounds.

James now has 11 double-doubles for her career, ranking second amongst current Mountain West players. In addition, she has reached double-figures in rebounds 13 times in her career, a total which also ranks second in the Mountain West.

Senior Dymond James, who is already ranked in the top 10 in several of the Falcons' Division I career categories, made her latest entry into Air Force's top 10 list. With her 14 points at Longwood, James moved into 10th place on the Falcons' career scoring list at the Division I level with 791 points.

Air Force senior Alicia Leipprandt is also in the Falcons' Division I record books in several career categories and made her way onto 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--is now tied for ninth in career steals at the Division I level with 102.

With the addition of senior Dymond James to the Falcons' Division I top-10 scoring list, Air Force now has two players among the top 10 scorers at the Division I level. Classmate Alicia Leipprandt, who entered the 2012-13 season in ninth place with 851 career points, now ranks eighth on the list.

In addition, both Leipprandt and James are listed among the top 25 scorers all-time at the Academy, with Leipprandt ranked 20th, while James is ranked 25th.

The Falcons have nearly a week off from competition before opening their home schedule on Friday, Nov. 23, as they host service academy rival Army in an 8:00 p.m. contest.