MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer women's basketball team (4-7, 3-4 CC) withstood a second half comeback by Converse (1-8, 0-6) and came away with a 72-63 victory on Wednesday night. Meg Pritchard went 11-for-17 from the field and scored a game-high 25 points, while teammate Carter Williams continued her home court excellence against the Valkyries with 21 points on five three pointers. A season ago, Williams tied a school record with eight three pointers and scored a career-high 28 points against Converse.
Daijah Edmonds-Surratt was one of four players in double figures for the Valkyries, scoring 15 points in 15 minutes of action. Kelcee Dozier added 12 points, while Jakyra Washington and Kassidy Moorhouse each scored 10.
Pfeiffer shot a season-best 48.2 percent from the field, including a 56.0 percentage in the second half. The Falcons also tied a season-high with 13 steals.
Converse entered the game on a seven game losing streak and trailed 33-19 at the break. However, the guests refused to give in. A 9-0 run midway through the second half cut Pfeiffer's lead to 52-47 with 8:30 to play. Pritchard ended the spurt with a jumper, but Converse responded with a 6-0 run to make the score 54-53 with 6:46 left in the game.
The Falcons eventually extended the lead down the stretch as Williams went 4-for-4 from the free throw line to seal the victory.
Moorhouse scored all 10 of her points in the second half for Converse, who shot a scorching 60.7 percent in the final 20 minutes. Williams had 15 of her 21 points in the second half and missed only two shots.
Alexis Stallard added 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals for Pfeiffer.
For the game, Converse held a 39-32 advantage on the boards. Pfeiffer forced the Valkyries into 26 turnovers and outscored Converse 36-28 in the paint.
The Valkyries bench kept them close as the reserves accounted for 39 of their team's 63 points.
The Falcons return to action on Saturday as they travel to Mount Olive for a 2 p.m. contest.