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Air Force beats Boise State with late rally

January 23, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lavelle Scottie scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Chris Joyce scored a go-ahead jumper, and Air Force pulled away late to beat Boise State 74-60 on Tuesday night for the Broncos’ third straight loss.

A.J. Walker scored 18 points with six boards and four assists and Joyce added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Falcons (8-11, 3-4 Mountain West Conference), who outrebounded the Broncos 41-22 and outshot them 54 percent to 36 percent.

Joyce’s jumper broke open back-and-forth play for a 44-42 Air Force lead and the Falcons led by as many as six, but Boise State closed to 53-52 on Zach Haney’s layup with 7:06 left. Joyce and Walker each hit jumpers and Air Force pulled away on a 13-4 run for a 63-55 lead and scored eight unanswered points in the final 2:15.

Air Force closed the first half with a 16-3 run and BSU’s Malek Harwell tied it 33-33 at halftime with a free throw.

Derrick Alston scored 24 points and Haney had 11 for Boise State (8-11, 3-3).

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