Air Force dominates Broncos for historic Mountain West win

Air Force Women's Basketball
Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 23:39:17-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force women's basketball team (3-5, 1-2 MWC) posted their largest conference win Wednesday in a 76-52 victory over Boise State (5-1, 2-1 MWC) at Clune Arena.

Five players scored in double figures for the Falcons including a team-high 14 points for Emily Conroe and 13 from teammate Riley Snyder.

"For us personally as a coaching staff, we've never beat Boise, so it means a great deal to beat Boise" head coach Chris Gobrecht said. "I wouldn't have cared if was by two points, I was just happy to get the win!"

A strong effort on both sides of the floor, Air Force forced 25 Broncos turnovers, including 16 steals for a team ranked No. 8 in the category nationally.

After a slow start, the Falcons outscored BSU 47-23 in the second and third quarters to pull away for good.

"We just had a good night," Gobrecht said. "We had two three-pointers off the glass and were in the right place to pick the ball up off the floor, it was just our night. I think it was fueled by our pressure defense. That is a very proud program, and we know that they're going to come back on Friday with smoke pouring out of their ears so we've got to get ready."

The Falcons and Broncos will conclude their two-game series at 2:30 p.m., Friday (Jan. 8), in Clune Arena.