Basketball: Falcons outscore Cal State-Bakersfield

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Anwar Johnson led four U.S. Air Force Academy players in double figures with 15 points to lead the Falcons past Cal-State Bakersfield 70-62 in a nonconference men's basketball game Nov. 16 at Clune Arena here. 

Freshman Taylor Stewart added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Falcons improved to 2-0 this season. 

Stewart became the first Air Force freshman to post a double-double since Tom Bellairs had eight during the 1999 to 2000 season. He scored seven of his points in a stretch of 2:24 midway through the second half, including a three-pointer that gave Air Force its biggest lead of the game at 56-46. The Roadrunners would not go away; however, and cut the lead to 60-57 with less than three minutes remaining before Johnson completed a three-point play with 2:32 left that put the Falcons back up by six. 

Neither team had a lead of more than four points in the second half until Falcon freshman Trevor Noonan nailed a three-pointer at the 11:49 mark and senior Andrew Henke hit a jumper with 11:02 left for a 46-41 advantage. 

Junior Grant Parker chipped in with career-highs of 12 points and nine rebounds for Air Force, while Henke had 10 points and six rebounds and Noonan posted eight points and a game-high five assists. Air Force shot 46.9 percent from the field. 

The Falcons will host the Reggie Minton Air Force Classic next weekend at Clune Arena. Air Force will face UCCS Nov. 22 and Wofford Nov. 23. 

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