Basketball: Air Force dominates Cal State Stanislaus, 75-49

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Led by the senior co-team captain duo of Pamela Findlay and Alecia Steele who combined to score 32 points, the U.S. Air Force Academy women's basketball team coasted to a 75-49 win over Cal State Stanislaus Dec. 11 in Clune Arena here.

Findlay led all scorers with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting despite playing just six minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. 

Findlay scored 14 points in the second half and added five rebounds and five assists in the game.

Despite an off-night offensively where she shot 5-of-18 from the field, Steele scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Steele had six offensive rebounds in a game that Air Force dominated on the glass. The Falcons out rebounded CSUS 45-32 overall and 21-7 on the offensive boards.

The Falcons took a 36-27 lead at the half despite shooting just 33.3 percent on the opening stanza. Up nine points midway through the second half, the Falcons went on an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach with the score 56-36 with 10 minutes to play.

The Falcons held the Warriors to a season-low 49 points and forced a season-high 26 turnovers and also had a season-high 21 assists. All 15 players suited up for the Falcons got into the game.

Junior Brooke Cultra had a solid all-around game with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists. Junior Kim Kreke added six points and seven rebounds. Freshman Stevie Puentes had a season-high seven points and two steals. Freshman Liz Dunsworth scored five points and grabbed a rebound.

Freshmen Jennifer Bandi and Candice Chade made their Falcon debuts. Junior Kory Gladysz made her season debut after returning from injury and promptly drilled a 3-point basket immediately upon entering the game.

Air Force, with a record of 5-5, returns to action Dec. 21 hosting Adams State.

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