USAFA, CO (Sports Network) - Todd Fletcher led the way with 19 points as the
Air Force Falcons took down the Fresno State Bulldogs, 62-50, in a Mountain
West Conference tilt at Clune Arena.
For the Falcons (13-6, 4-2 MWC), Michael Lyons added 15 points and Mike
Fitzgerald pulled down 10 rebounds.
Kevin Olekaibe led the Bulldogs (7-13, 1-6) with 18 points, while Tyler
Johnson and Allen Huddleston each chipped in with 11 points.
Air Force came out hot, hitting on 52.2 percent of their field goal tries in
the first half, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range. The hosts scored the
last five points of the period to take a 30-23 lead into halftime. Fresno
State shot just 39.1 percent from the field, though it did connect on 4-of-10
from beyond the 3-point arc in the half.
After intermission, the Falcons continued to shoot the ball well, making 47.4
percent of their field goal attempts, including 2-of-7 from 3-point distance.
The Bulldogs still struggled from the field, shooting just 36 percent,
but again hit on 4-of-10 from beyond the arc. Fresno State got no closer than
seven in the second half, as Air Force cruised to victory and handed the
Bulldogs their fourth-straight loss.
Air Force dominated down low, outscoring Fresno State in the paint, 26-12.
The Falcons also had a 35-24 rebounding edge in the contest.
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