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Walker with 20 points, Air Force beats Missouri State 88-69

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A.J. Walker scored 20 points on six 3-pointers and Air Force beat Missouri State 88-69 on Wednesday night.

Ameka Akaya added 14 points for the Falcons (3-4). Chris Joyce and Ryan Swan each added 12 points, and Lavelle Scottie chipped in with 11. Keaton Van Soelen grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, and Akaya, Walker, Swan and Scottie added three boards apiece.

Air Force shot 58 percent from the field compared to 48 percent for Missouri State.

The Falcons inched ahead early in the first half and back-to-back 3-pointers by Walker and Caleb Morris followed by a Swan jumper made it 26-14 with 11:19 to go. Three more 3s by Walker and a fourth by Akaya extended the Falcons' lead to 40-19 with 6:55 left before halftime and they were up 47-38 at the break.

Missouri State got as close as 69-60 midway through the second half.

Tulio Da Silva scored 22 points and grabbed three rebounds for the Bears (3-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Turnover on Nick Rene 37.0
  Defensive rebound by A.J. Walker 54.0
  Jarred Dixon missed 3-pt. jump shot 56.0
  Offensive rebound by Ross Owens 1:09
  Ross Owens missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:11
  Lost ball turnover on Sid Tomes, stolen by Josh Webster 1:21
  Defensive rebound by Ryan Swan 1:36
  Darian Scott missed jump shot 1:38
+ 3 Ryan Swan made 3-pt. jump shot 1:55
  Turnover on Josh Webster 2:21
  Defensive rebound by Tulio Da Silva 2:27
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Missouri State 3-4 383169
home team logo Air Force 3-4 474188
Team Stats
away team logo Missouri State 3-4 70.1 PPG 34 RPG 11.5 APG
home team logo Air Force 3-4 67.3 PPG 35.8 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
30
T. Da Silva 14.7 PPG 7.3 RPG 0.8 APG 57.7 FG%
12
L. Scottie 15.5 PPG 5.2 RPG 1.4 APG 51.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB