FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA. - Meg Pritchard's three point basket with 3:46 left to play gave Pfeiffer (3-6, 2-3 CC) a 58-56 lead that they wouldn't relinquish in a 63-56 road win at Emmanuel (7-2, 3-2) on Friday evening. Pritchard scored seven of Pfeiffer's final eight points as the Falcons closed the game on an 8-0 run and held Emmanuel scoreless over the game's final 4:16 to hand the Lions just their second loss of the 2014-15 campaign.
Alexis Stallard was also clutch down the stretch as the sophomore hit consecutive three pointers to give the Falcons a three point lead with 5:26 remaining in the game.
Pritchard led all scorers with 19 points and made a living at the free throw line. The sophomore went 10-for-13 from the charity stripe and added four rebounds and two assists. Carter Williams finished with 12 points and four assists with no turnovers, while Stallard added 10 points.
Alesia Fagin led the Lions with 11 points off the bench and Skye Rogers added nine points and 10 rebounds.
Each team posted an identical 19-for-53 mark from the field, good for 35.8 percent shooting. Emmanuel held a 44-36 advantage on the boards but Pfeiffer won the turnover battle, forcing the hosts into 18 giveaways compared to 12 by Pfeiffer.
Stallard scored the game's first basket before Emmanuel went on a 9-0 run to take the upper hand. Emmanuel would hang onto the lead for the next 27:28 before a pair of free throws by Pritchard gave Pfeiffer a 44-42 lead with 10:44 to play. Emmanuel responded with a 6-0 run to regain the lead. The lead changed hands a handful of times before the Falcons ended the contest on the aforementioned 8-0 run to come away with the victory. With Pfeiffer holding a two point advantage with under a minute, Pritchard knocked down a clinching jumper to make it a two possession game. Emmanuel was unable to convert down the stretch as the Falcons came away with their first road win in Conference Carolinas play this season.
Dajea Scott chipped in eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal for Pfeiffer. The Falcons set a season high with 18 made free throws and tied its season mark of seven three pointers in a game.
Pfeiffer looks to keep the momentum rolling as they travel to Erskine tomorrow for a 5:30 p.m. contest.