Feb 13, 2014 10:00 AM by Greg Smith
USAFA, Colo. - Junior Jimi Blagowsky (Edmond, Okla.) registered a career-high 29 points, including a 4-of-4 performance from beyond the arc, but the Air Force women's basketball team was unable to get past San José State, dropping an 84-71 contest to the Spartans Wednesday evening in Clune Arena.
Sophomore Missy Byrd (Decatur, Ga.) added 13 points for the Falcons, while junior Lindsey Lewis (Grapevine, Texas) registered her first career double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds. In addition, senior Camille Thompson (McDonough, Ga.) pitched in nine points and a career-best nine assists.
The Falcons, who shot nearly 43 percent in the first 20 minutes, led for much of the opening period, but a 12-2 run by San José State to close the half gave the Spartans a 42-35 advantage at the intermission.
After Air Force cut the margin to four points early in the second half, San José State began to pull away, putting together another run to push its lead to double digits. The Falcons, who trailed by as many as 18 points with just under four minutes to play, were unable to match the Spartans' production in the paint and struggled at the free throw line, connecting on just 11-of-20 foul shots.
Ta'Rea Cunnigan registered 21 points to lead five players in double figures for San José State (10-13, 4-8), including three Spartans (Rebecca Woodberry, Riana Byrd and Jasmine Smith) who recorded double-doubles.
The Falcons (1-21, 0-12) are back at home this Saturday, Feb. 15, when they host San Diego State in a 1:00 p.m. contest.