USAFA, CO (Sports Network) - Michael Lyons recorded a game-high 27 points as
the Air Force Falcons defeated the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, 71-56, in Mountain
West Conference play at Clune Arena.
Mike Fitzgerald was two rebounds shy of a double-double with 18 points for the
Falcons (15-8, 6-4 MWC). DeLovell Earls added 12 points and three assists as
Air Force snapped a two-game losing streak.
For the Runnin' Rebels (18-7, 5-5), Katin Reinhardt contributed a team-high 15
points. Anthony Bennett added eight points and eight boards for UNLV which has
lost three of its last four games.
In the first half, Air Force made 18-of-35 from the floor including six 3-
pointers. It held UNLV to a mere 3-of-11 beyond the arc, en route to a 43-29
advantage at halftime
Both teams made 11 from the floor and two 3-pointers in the second half. Air
Force was also perfect from the free-throw line (4-of-4) as it kept UNLV at
Air Force controlled the boards, 35-24, and points in the paint, 34-24.
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