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Scott leads Colorado past Air Force 81-57
COLORADO 81, AIR FORCE 57
By DENNIS GEORGATOS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Josh Scott scored 16 points,
Askia Booker had 13, and Colorado routed Air Force 81-57
Saturday for its seventh win in a row.
Scott also pulled down 13 rebounds, helping Colorado (7-1)
dominate the boards, out-rebounding Air Force 42-25. Xavier
Johnson added 11 points for the Buffaloes, who won their fourth
straight against the Falcons and improved to 20-3 in the
all-time series between the schools.
Colorado led 34-24 at halftime, breaking on top from the outset
when Booker hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions for the
game's first points. The Buffaloes led by as many as 17 points,
using a 6-0 spurt that Scott started with a tip-in to go up
29-12 with 5:41 left in the first half.
Up by 10 at the break, Colorado stretched its lead to 51-30 by
scoring 17 of the first 23 points opening the second half.
Booker hit his third 3-pointer of the game and Johnson converted
a three-point play to open the flurry for the Buffaloes.
The Falcons responded with a layup by Justin Hammonds and a pair
of free throws by Zach Moer around a layup by Scott but couldn't
make a dent in Colorado's lead. By the time Dustin Thomas banked
in a 15-foot jumper with 9:10 remaining, the Buffaloes had
opened a 30-point lead and began to empty their bench.
Marek Olesinski helped the Falcons narrow the deficit by
connecting on a 3-pointer before the end of the period.
Tre' Coggins scored 18 points to lead the Falcons (3-4).
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