USAF Academy, Colo. Air Force cruised by Nebraska-Wesleyan, 93-42, Monday evening in Clune Arena, USAFA. The Falcons improve to 3-10 on the season as they prepare to enter the New Year and the Mountain West Conference slate. NWU dropped to 5-6 overall with the loss.
Junior co-team captain Kaelin Immel led Air Force to its highest scoring mark of the season with her 19 point performance. Immel, who averages a career-high 15.5 points-per game, also added six rebounds and three assists to her stat line. She led a team in which every player contributed, marking the first time this season all suited players scored in the game.
Emily Conroe and Allyah Marlett had stellar nights as well as the duo posted double-double figures; a career-first for Marlett and the second this season for Conroe. Marlett, the Falcons' leading freshman scorer and rebounder, collected a game-high 12 rebounds while scoring 11 points to set new career highs standards. Conroe snagged 11 rebounds and dropped 10 points for her fourth double-figure rebounding performance and fifth double-figure scoring performance this season. She also picked off four steals on the night.
Sophomore guard Briana Autrey-Thompson scored 11 points for her second-straight double-figure scoring mark while also adding a game high five steals and three assists to her stat line. Autrey-Thompson shot perfectly through the first half (4-4 FG) and finished the game shooting 71-percent. Sophomore teammate Haley Jones snagged eight boards and scored six points, all of which were sunk from the free-throw line where she finished a perfect 6-6 on the night.
Freshman Kamri Heath was the team's fifth double-figure scorer, tallying 10 points and adding three steals and three assists to her final stat sheet. Freshman teammate Grace Hess had a career night as she scored a season-high seven points and collected a season-best six rebounds and three steals.
Air Force picked off a season-high 27 steals against NWU while helping the Prairie Wolves to 32 turnovers on the game. The Falcons converted 48 points off of turnovers.
The Prairie Wolves were led by Caitlin Navratil's 10 points and Sydney Skupa's six rebounds.
Next up, Air Force revisits the MWC slate at home against the UNLV Rebels, Saturday (Jan. 4), at 1 p.m. in Clune Arena.