Air Force 87, Army 71
Michael Lyons had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead Air Force
to an 87-71 victory over Army in the first round of the
All-Military Classic on Friday night.
The Falcons trailed 59-58 with 9:22 remaining but used a 17-3
run to pull away. The teams combined for 54 fouls and 47 turnovers
in the season opener for both squads.
Air Force’s Taylor Stewart had career highs with 16 points and
seven assists. Todd Fletcher added 14 points and a career-best
seven assists, and Mike Fitzgerald tied his career high with 13
Ella Ellis led Army (0-1) with 17 points, with Julian Simmons
adding 16 and Mo Williams 15.
The first half was sloppy, with the teams combining for more
turnovers (27) than field goals (24). Fitzgerald used 5-for-5
shooting in the half to lead all scorers, but Army led 35-32 at the