Pfeiffer Men Falls to Emory, 124-112
Maryville, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2019) – The Pfeiffer University men's basketball team hit 17 three-pointers but it was not enough, as the Falcons dropped a 124-112 neutral site game to Emory University at the Maryville Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday afternoon.
- Jamaal David (27 points, four rebounds)
- Taylan Rowe (20 points, four rebounds)
- Craig Sabb (15 points, four rebounds, five assists)
- Tyjarek Simmons (12 points, three rebounds)
- Josiah Avington (11 points, four rebounds)
- Gabe Miller (10 points, eight assists)
- Matthew Schner (27 points, six rebounds, three assists)
- Romin Williams (26 points, seven rebounds, six assists)
- Lawrence Rowley (23 points, 10 rebounds, four assists)
- Matt Davert (15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists)
- Mason Johnson (15 points, nine rebounds, three assists)
Both teams came out firing in the first half, with Pfeiffer taking the early 14-9 lead after a Josiah Avington three-pointer. Emory fought back to tie the game at 24-24 at 13:06 on a three-pointer from Matthew Schner.
Pfeiffer would then take the 49-43 lead after Jamaal David connected on a pair of free throws at 5:39 but Emory fought back to take the 50-49 lead on another three-pointer, this time from Romin Williams at 3:24. Emory would then surge ahead 58-52 and would take the 62-57 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Eagles would jump ahead 77-68 only to see the Falcons fight back to trim the deficit to 77-75 on a Taylan Rowe basket with 15:52 left.
Pfeiffer would tie the game at 83-83 with 13:51 left and again at 93-93 after Jerome Savoy scored while being fouled. His free throw gave Pfeiffer their final lead of the game at 94-93.
Emory then kept Pfeiffer at bay, not allowing the Falcons to mount another comeback in taking the 124-112 win.
As a team, Pfeiffer connected on 17 three-pointers (17-of-39) for 43.6% and a 48.8% (39-of-80) outing from the field. The Falcons were also efficient from the free throw line in the loss, shooting 70.8% (17-of-24).
The Falcons will travel to Young Harris College on Monday, Dec. 2 for a 5:00 p.m. exhibition game with the Division II Mountain Lions.