MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer women's basketball team (2-6) dropped a tough 74-64 decision to Coker (5-6) in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon inside Merner Gymnasium. Meg Pritchard had a monster performance, recording 27 points and 10 rebounds but the Falcons fell just short.
The duo of Tenesha Stenson and Kelley Godbout combined for 39 points for the Cobras, who sit one game below .500 overall. Coker shot 48.2 percent from the field and forced Pfeiffer into 18 turnovers.
Carter Williams added 13 points and Carlisha Holivay had 10 points for Pfeiffer.
Coker started the game on a 5-0 run and extended the lead to as many as 10 points at 27-17 with just over six minutes left in the opening half. Pfeiffer would end the period on a 15-6 run and Pritchard's bucket with seven seconds to go pulled the Falcons within one at 33-32.
Pritchard gave the Falcons their first lead of the game at the 18:58 mark of the second half but the Cobras had the answer. A 7-2 run gave Coker a 41-36 lead, which eventually grew to a nine point advantage with 10 minutes to play. Pfeiffer eventually cut the lead to five on a jumper by Holivay with 5:30 to play, but would get no closer down the stretch.
On the day, Pfeiffer shot 44.9 percent from the field and held a slight 33-32 advantage on the boards. The Falcons were hurt at the charity stripe, converting on just 17-of-29 attempts (58.6 percent).
In her first eight career games, Pritchard has recorded six double-doubles and currently leads the conference in rebounds per game (9.8) and is second in points per game (16.1).
Pritchard and the Falcons return to action on Jan. 2 when they travel to Emmanuel for a 5:30 p.m. contest.