COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Lavelle Scottie scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Air Force downed Wyoming 81-76 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid.
Scottie scored 12 points in an opening salvo that lifted the Falcons to an early 17-10 lead, and they led all the way, building to a 44-35 advantage at the break.
Air Force pushed it to 55-43 early in the second half on a Scottie dunk and was up 67-51 with 7:21 to play. Jake Hendricks and Haize Fornstrom combined for six 3-pointers in the final six minutes to help Wyoming close to 78-75 but it was not enough, and the Falcons held on for the win.
Justin James scored 22 points with eight rebounds and nine assists for the Cowboys (5-17, 1-8). Hendricks finished with 21 points.
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