Eagles fall to Air Force

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Air Force's Alicia Leipprandt scored a game-high 18 points and Dymond James added 17 more as the Falcons turned back Chadron State in an exhibition game 83-57 Monday night.

The Eagles hung tough with the Division I foe, especially in the first half when they trailed just 44-35 after the opening 20 minutes.

Due to some nagging injuries, only seven players saw time on the court for Chadron State. Jazmin Lopez led the Eagles with 14 points and nine rebounds but she received plenty of help. Both Kattie Ranta and Hattie Guzman scored 12 points and Dallas Shaw chipped in nine.

Ranta also had nine boards, while Guzman and Shaw finished with eight.

For the game, CSC hit 17 of 47 from the field (36 percent) and Air Force connected on 34 of 79 (43 percent).

The Falcons did much of their scoring damage off turnovers, scoring 35 points thanks to 33 CSC turnovers and they outscored the Eagles 46-14 in the paint.

Chadron State will host its regular season opener Sunday against Montana State University-Billings. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

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