Sports - Air Force

Jan 19, 2012 2:06 AM by Lee Douglas

Cowboys rally late to beat Falcons at Clune Arena

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Luke Martinez and Francisco Cruz each scored 15 points to lead Wyoming to a 64-53 win over Air Force Wednesday night.

The Falcons (11-5, 1-1 Mountain West) led 46-42 with 5:46 remaining, but committed a series of costly turnovers while Wyoming (15-3, 1-1) went on an 11-0 run to take the lead for good. The Falcons went more than four minutes without scoring before Kamryn Williams hit a free throw with 1:30 remaining.

Leonard Washington (13 points) and Adam Waddell (11) also reached double figures for the Cowboys. Mike Fitzgerald paced Air Force with 13 points, with freshman Justin Hammonds tying his career high with 10.

Both teams struggled to score early before Air Force used an 11-0 run to build an 18-11 advantage. The Falcons led 23-15 with 3:37 remaining, but went without a field goal for the rest of the half and clung to a 23-22 halftime lead.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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