Hot Shooting Bulldogs Defeat Air Force 76-49
Feb. 5, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's basketball team shot a season-high 52.6 percent in a 76-49 victory over Air Force on Wednesday evening in the Save Mart Center.
The Bulldogs bounced back from a loss last Wednesday at Wyoming with a strong defensive effort that registered 18 steals and forced the Falcons into 27 turnovers.
"That was a great way for us to respond after the loss at Wyoming and I'm really, really proud of the collective effort that it took to get this win," head coach Raegan Pebley said. "A lot of people contributed for us."
10 different Bulldogs scored in the game with junior guard Alex Furr leading the way with 14 points. Furr was 5-of-6 from the field, including a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the 3-point arc.
"It was just fun being out there," Furr said. "Some nights you shoot the best, some nights you might not so I was glad it went my way tonight."
Center Jacinta Vandenberg finished one rebound shy of her second double-double of the season, as she scored 12 points and had nine rebounds.
Taylor Thompson had a good all-around game scoring 11 points, grabbing five rebounds, dishing out four assists and she had three steals.
The Bulldogs out-rebounded Air Force 39-28 and held the Falcons to 34 percent shooting in their second win over them this year.
The game was tied at 18 apiece 12 minutes in before the Bulldogs went on a 15-6 run to create a little cushion. Fresno State took a 38-31 lead into the half and then outscored Air Force 15-4 to open the second half and blow the game wide open.
Fresno State travels to San Jose State on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.
"Catch the Wave" - ESPN2 790 AM is the home of the Fresno State women's basketball team.