Air Force 74, Boise St. 59

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.