Air Force tops Boise State 74-59 in conference opener

Air Force tops Boise State 74-59 in conference opener

Air Force tops Boise State 74-59 in conference opener

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 14 at 8:48 PM

BOISE, Idaho -- Mike Fitzgerald scored 16 points and Taylor Broekhuis had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help Air Force to a 74-59 victory over Boise State on Saturday in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.
  
Todd Fletcher scored 13 points and Taylor Stewart added 12 for the Falcons (11-4, 1-0 Mountain West), who won their fifth consecutive contest.
  
Jeff Elorriaga scored 12 points on four 3-pointers for Boise State (10-6, 0-1), which has lost five of seven games.   

The Falcons played without leading scorer Michael Lyons (ankle) for the sixth consecutive game.
  
Air Force led 53-40 with 10:48 left after Kamryn Williams scored five points in 20 seconds on a 3 pointer and a fast-break layup.

The Falcons' lead topped out at 63-48 with 6:25 to play.
  
The loss was the first in 10 home games this season for Boise State, which was making its Mountain West debut.
   
  

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