Abilene Christian edges Air Force 62-58
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Jalone Friday and Tevin Foster scored 14 points apiece and Abilene Christian edged Air Force 62-58 on Wednesday night.
Payten Ricks added 11 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Abilene Christian jumped to a 12-6 start and led 27-24 at the break. Friday and Ricks both sank 3-pointers as part of a 10-2 surge to open the second half, stretching the lead to 37-26. Air Force closed in to cut it to 60-58 with 11 seconds to play but Friday downed two free throws after that to keep the Wildcats (6-3) on top.
Air Force averaged better shooting from the floor (49 to 43 percent) and had a 33-24 rebounding edge over the Wildcats. Yet Abilene Christian did better from long range with nine 3-pointers to Air Force’s three.
Trevor Lyons led the Falcons (5-4) with 13 points and seven rebounds. Lavelle Scottie added 12 points.