COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- — Jake Heidbreder's 26 points helped Air Force defeat New Mexico 89-77 on Friday.
Heidbreder also contributed five rebounds for the Falcons (13-13, 4-9 Mountain West Conference). Carter Murphy scored 18 points, going 8 of 12 (1 for 4 from distance). Beau Becker was 6 of 8 shooting (3 for 5 from distance) to finish with 15 points, while adding three blocks. The Falcons stopped a six-game skid with the victory.
Air Force took the lead with 5:39 remaining in the first half and never looked back. Heidbreder led their team in scoring with 19 points in the first half to help put them up 39-32 at the break. Air Force extended its lead to 49-32 during the second half, fueled by a 10-0 scoring run. Murphy scored a team-high 14 points in the second half as his team closed out the win.
Both teams next play Tuesday. Air Force visits Utah State while New Mexico hosts Wyoming.
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