A 14-0 run early in the first half helped the Air Force Falcons establish a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game as they defeated The Citadel Bulldogs 68-55 to finish in third place in the All-Military Classic. The Falcons raised their record to 1-1 on the early season after being defeated in the opening round by Army Friday evening.
Max Yon lead the Falcons in scoring with 16 points including hitting four of the seven three-pointers he shot in the game. The Falcons as a team hit on nine of 20 three-pointers for the game, including hitting on four straight from deep during their 14-0 run in the first half. The Falcons were also much more efficient in sharing the ball, as they assisted on 17 of their 24 baskets made against the Bulldogs. It was all part of a balanced Air Force offensive attack that saw all 10 players score on the evening. Justin Hammonds and Hayden Graham both ended with nine points for the game. The Falcons also outrebounded The Citadel 34-22, led by Kamryn Williams with seven.
The Falcons will now return to Colorado Springs to take on Colorado Christian, a Division II school also located in Colorado Springs. The Cougars, who will visit Clune Arena on Wednesday, are a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the Falcons own a record of two wins and no losses all-time versus the Cougars. The Falcons defeated Colorado Christian 75-51 in their last meeting in 2013. After Colorado Christian, the Falcons will face the two toughest opponents on their non-conference schedule, both on the road, during Thanksgiving week. The Falcons will travel to Boulder to take on the Buffaloes and then head to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech.