Basketball: Women Falcons lose 55-50 to Colorado State

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U.S. Air Force Academy senior Brooke Cultra led the Falcons with 11 points to go with six rebounds but the women's basketball team dropped a 55-50 Mountain West Conference contest to Colorado State Jan. 20 at Clune Arena at the Academy. 

Falcons Kim Kreke notched her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Raimee Beck also scored 10 points and added two assists and four steals, as the Falcons dropped their record to 4-14. 

In a close battle throughout, a late first-half surge by Colorado State put the Rams ahead 27-18 at the break. The Falcons led early, but CSU overtook the lead 15 minutes in and never trailed the rest of the way. Air Force got to within one point midway through the second, but CSU was able to out-last the Falcons to the end.

Both teams made 20 shots apiece, but Colorado State won the three-point battle (five made to Air Force's three) and the free throw battle (10-of-12 for CSU, 7-of-13 for the Academy).

Anna Gault also played well for Air Force, with seven assists, three steals and four points. Liz Dunsworth added nine points and five rebounds.

The Air Force women's basketball team returns to action Jan. 28 hosting Wyoming. 

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