Henke scores 19, lifting Air Force to 72-66 win over Wyoming

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP)—Andrew Henke scored a career-high 19 points, Evan Washington added 12 and Air Force snapped a three-game slide, hanging on to beat Wyoming 72-66 on Saturday.

The Falcons (13-11, 5-6 Mountain West Conference) have now defeated the Cowboys in four of their last five meetings. The Cowboys (10-14, 3-8) haven’t won at Clune Arena since 2003.

Brandon Ewing, the league’s second-leading scorer, finished with 18 points, but was held in check for most of the second half as he scored just seven, all in the final 3:11 of the game.

Tyson Johnson had 12 points while Brad Jones and Eric Platt each contributed 11 for Wyoming. Joseph Taylor grabbed 11 rebounds.

Air Force was struggling at Clune Arena before Saturday, dropping two straight conference games. Coming into the season, the Falcons were almost invincible at home, winning 56 of 58 since 2003-04. The team is 10-3 at home this season.

Anwar Johnson added 11 points for Air Force and Matt Holland had nine, all on 3-pointers.

Wyoming jumped out to a 12-point lead early in the game, but Air Force closed out the first half on a 19-6 run to take a 32-31 lead at halftime.

The Falcons extended their lead to as many as 19 points in the second half, but allowed Wyoming to climb back into the game by going 8-for-14 from the line over the final three minutes.

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 Top Performers
 Wyoming
Joseph Taylor Joseph Taylor
3-4,  7 Pts
11 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Air Force
Andrew Henke Andrew Henke
5-9,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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