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Falcons women's basketball upsets New Mexico on senior night

Falcons women's basketball upset New Mexico on senior night
Posted at 10:59 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 01:00:06-05

USAFA — It came down to the final seconds, but the Air Force women's basketball team was able to upset the second place New Mexico Lobos on senior night, 75 to 72.

The Falcons, now 6-14 with a 3-11 mark in the conference, have now knocked off two of the league's top teams in Clune Arena this season.

The win also marked the one-year anniversary of Air Force's first win at New Mexico's "The Pit".

A trio of Air Force seniors were the catalysts behind the big win on Wednesday night.

Guard Kaelin Immel finished with 14 points, three assists and three rebounds.

Emily Conroe, the leading rebounder on the squad, added eight points to the final tally, with six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Kassady Huffman, who is two blocks shy of the single-season blocks record (43), denied two shots, and snagged four rebounds.

Air Force's Riley Snyder led the Falcon offensive with her second 20-point performance in a row, scoring 20 points on 50-percent shooting from the field.

"We did enough tonight, just enough," head coach Chris Gobrecht exhaled. "This was a talented New Mexico team, but we knew the only way we would lose tonight is if we beat ourselves. Talk about 24-hours of growth! We got the top-team in the league next so now we have to focus on going forward, but tonight we'll enjoy the win."

Next up, Air Force welcomes MW front-runners, Colorado State, to Clune Arena for the final league series of the regular season, February 27 and March 1. Tip times are slated for 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.