Fresno State Basketball

Fresno State women’s basketball: ’Dogs avoid setback with big fourth at Air Force

In danger of losing to the worst women’s basketball program in the country, Fresno State picked up its play in the final quarter to pull out a 63-48 victory Wednesday at Air Force.

Senior reserve Moriah Faulk scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth to help the Bulldogs outscore the Falcons 25-7 when it mattered most. She also had seven steals and seven rebounds.

Bulldogs center Bego Faz Davalos set the Mountain West single-season blocks record after registering four against the Falcons to go along with her game-high 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

Fresno State (17-9, 13-2) trailed 41-38 after three quarters to an Air Force team (1-26, 1-15) that has the worst record among the 344 NCAA Division I programs.

But the Bulldogs responded with a 16-2 run to open the fourth and held Air Force scoreless for the first 3 minutes, 47 seconds of the quarter.

The Bulldogs held the Falcons 2-of-14 shooting (14.3 percent) in the fourth and 36 percent for the game.

Bulldogs guard Shauqunna Collins added 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting and Fresno State finished with 38 points in the paint.

Fresno State remained two games behind Colorado State (25-1, 15-0) in the conference standings, with three games remaining for each team. Colorado State edged New Mexico 49-48.

Fresno State will host New Mexico on Saturday before playing Tuesday at Colorado State.