The Air Force women’s basketball team dropped a 57-32 Mountain West Conference game to Utah on Saturday afternoon at Huskey Gym, home of the USAFA Preparatory School on the Academy grounds. The game, originally slated to be played at Clune Arena, was moved to Huskey Gym due to intermittent power outages throughout the grounds on the Northern part of the Academy caused by freezing temperatures in the region. The Falcons dropped to 4-20, 0-11 while the Utes improved to 18-6, 10-1.
The game tipped off at 2:30 instead of the original 2 p.m. start time as game officials decided to change venues at 1 p.m.
Utah was led by Kalee Whipple and Morgan Warburton, whom combined for 40 points. Whipple led all scorers with 23 points and Warburton added 17 points. Katie King added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Utes.
Air Force was led by senior center Kim Kreke, who scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore Raimee Beck added nine points and Steve Puentes came off the bench to chip in with seven points.
The Falcons hung tough with the Utes in the first-half, trailing by just nine points at the half, 25-16. Utah broke the game open with a 13-3 run in the second-half. The Utes shot 50 percent from the field, while Air Force shot 21.2 percent.
The Falcons return to action Wednesday, Feb. 18, hosting TCU. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.MST.
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