Brigham Young (11-7, 1-3 Mountain West) 78 vs. Air Force (11-7,
The Falcons’ road woes continued in Provo, Utah as Air Force
dropped another game. BYU controlled the tempo early by opening
with a 12-2 run, and by the end of the half the Cougars enjoyed a
35-21 point lead. This marks the seventh loss in a row for the
Falcons. The Cougars’ trio of Danielle Cheesman, Ashley Chamberlain
and Ambrosia Anderson combined for 38 points and helped the Cougars
notch their first conference win.
Up Next: The Falcons will be back in action Thursday when they
host UNLV in Colorado Springs. The Cougars face in-state rival Utah
San Diego State (6-10, 1-2) 58 vs. Colorado State (10-7, 1-3)
With only four ticks left on the game clock, San Diego’s
Courtney Fritz stole the ball and sealed the upset against CSU.
Fritz, who had 15 points, including two clutch 3-pointers in the
final 3 minutes of the game, helped the Aztecs grab their first MWC
victory of the season.
Up Next: San Diego State hits the road for a two-game stretch
starting Thursday night at New Mexico. The Rams are in action
Friday at 7 p.m. in Laramie, Wyo., facing the Cowgirls.
Nevada-Las Vegas (14-2, 3-0) 67 vs. Wyoming (6-11, 2-2) 47
The Cowgirls fought hard but were no match for the Rebels. Led
by the power game of junior Randee Henry, UNLV won easily at home.
Henry tallied 33 points in the contest, tying her career high. The
surprising Rebels are off to their first ever 3-0 MWC start.
The game featured the two top scorers in the conference in Henry
and Wyoming’s Ashley Elliot. Elliot hit two 3-pointers in the first
10 minutes of the game but only scored two points the rest of the
way. She finished with eight points in 2-of-13 shooting.
Up Next: The Rebels go on the road against the Falcons on
Thursday. Elliot will try to get her shot back before she and her
Cowgirls host Colorado State on Friday night.
Utah (14-4, 4-0) 52 vs. New Mexico (10-6, 2-1) 43
The Utes are atop of the conference with 4-0 record. The Utes
extended their 24-home game-winning streak with a win over New
Mexico. Utah shot 32 percent from the floor, compared to New
Mexico’s 38 percent, but the Utes won the rebounding battle 36 to
31 and forced 15 turnovers.
_ “I thought our kids came out excited, enthused and ready to
play,” Utah head coach Elaine Elliot said in a press conference.
“Initially, our shots didn’t drop, but we didn’t panic, and we’re
not going to stop shooting if they don’t fall right away.”
Up Next: Utah travels to Provo, for a 4 p.m. game at BYU on
Saturday. The Lobos will take on the Aztecs Thursday.