USAF Academy, Colo. Air Force rallied to a second-half comeback to beat Nevada (5-12, 1-5 MWC), 79-74, in overtime, Saturday afternoon, in Clune Arena. The Falcons improved to 6-11 overall with a 2-3 mark in league action.
Freshman forward Riley Snyder led the Falcons with a career-high 22 points. The Fruita, Colorado, native shot .714 from the field and collected six rebounds. The game marked her fourth double-figure scoring performance in the last five games.
Snyder was assisted by three other double-figure scorers in Emily Conroe (15), Briana Autrey (14), and Kaelin Immel (13). Immel lead the team with six assists while Autrey was credited with four. Autrey, Conroe and Immel were all perfect from the free throw line, shooting 6-6, 5-5 and 2-2, respectively. Conroe led the team with two three-pointers.
Junior forward Kassady Huffman led the squad with eight rebounds and three blocks while adding nine points to the final tally.
The Falcons shot exceptionally well on the night, hitting 29-66 from the field and 5-11 from deep, for shooting marks well over .400. Air Force also shot well from the free throw line, hitting 16-19 (84.2 percent) on the game. The teams were neck-and-neck in rebounds as the Wolf Pack collected 40 rebounds to the Falcons' 39.
Air Force's win killed Nevada's three-game winning streak over the Falcons and marked the first-time ever that Air Force has beaten Nevada in January.
The Wolf Pack was led by Jade Redmon who scored 18 points. Terae Briggs was also a force on the court for Nevada as she dropped 13 points and collected a game-high 13 rebounds, 12 of which were defensive.
The Falcons travel to Boise, Idaho, for a 7 p.m. MT tip-off, Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (14-2, 5-0 MWWC) currently sit atop the MWC rankings. The game will mark the 17th meeting between the teams.