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Air Force women's basketball falls 68-66 to Colorado Christian

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ir Force women’s basketball dropped a 68-66 contest to Colorado Christian Wednesday night at Clune Arena.  Freshmen Emily Conroe and Kailin Immel scored 13 points each to lead the Falcons.

Air Force had a chance to tie or take the lead with 12 seconds left in the game, but Immel’s jumper in traffic missed its mark and Colorado Christian was able to get the rebound.  It was another close loss for the Falcons, as it was their third setback by two points or less through six games this season.

Colorado Christian shot 48.9 percent from the field and was aided by a 42-27 rebounding advantage to pull out the win.

Four Falcons reached double-figures in scoring.  Joining Conroe and Immel in double-figures were senior Erika Chapman and sophomore Sarah Pierce.  Chapman scored 10 points, going a perfect 6-of-6 from the line.  Pierce scored 11 points in 18 minutes off the bench, connecting on 3-of-5 three-point attempts.

Senior Cortney Porter led the Falcons with five assists and six steals.  Senior Dee Bennett added a game-high 13 rebounds and four steals.

Jordan Baer led Colorado Christian with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Alex Nelson also scored 16 and Sarah McGinley added 14.

Air Force shot 36.5 percent from the field.  The Falcons were good from three-point range and the free throw line.  Air Force made 7-of-18 from three-point range, good for a 38.9 percentage. The Falcons were a season-best 81.8 percent from the free throw line, making 13 of 17.

Colorado Christian took an early lead, going up 17-13 after the first quarter of play.  The Falcons responded with a 24-19 second quarter to go up 37-36 at halftime. 

The Cougars then out-scored the Falcons 19-13 in the third.  The Falcons rallied back in the fourth, but the comeback was just short.

Air Force returns to action Saturday, Dec. 2, hosting Army West Point. Tip off, at Clune Arena, is slated for 1 pm MT.

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