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.