Joe Burgarino, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
TIGERVILLE, SC- The Pfeiffer women's basketball team (6-13, 5-10 CC) fell to North Greenville (6-15, 4-11 CC) on Saturday afternoon 61-50. Freshman Shontai Totten provided a spark for the Falcons off the bench, scoring a team-high 13 points, on 5-for-9 shooting, knocking down three triples in the process.
Pfeiffer got off to a slow start in the first quarter, being held to only nine points in the frame. North Greenville ended the first period knocking down a triple as time expired giving the Crusaders a 13-9 advantage.
NGU extended the lead to 10 points early in the third quarter, 31-21, when Tyler Power knocked down a 3-point basket. The Falcons answered right back scoring 13 unanswered points, giving Pfeiffer a 34-31 lead. During that stretch Meg Pritchard tied the game with a three point basket and Totten knocked down two from long range, including the go-ahead three pointer, with 5:29 left in the period. The Crusaders regained the lead following a 6-0 run of their own, and took a 39-38 advantage into the final quarter of play.
North Greenville dominated the fourth period, outscoring the Falcons 22-12. Pritchard put the Falcons back on top knocking down a jumper to open up the quarter. The Crusaders answered with an 18-0 run extending the lead to 56-40, during that stretch Pfeiffer was held scoreless for over five minutes of action. The late run propelled the Crusaders to an 11 point victory.
Pfeiffer didn't have an answered for Cameron Carter, who scored a game-high 24 points for the Crusaders, shooting 50% from the field and connecting on three 3-pointers.
Pritchard scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Falcons. Dajea Scott scored seven points off the bench, going 3-for-3 from the charity stripe and 2-for-3 from the floor.
Pfeiffer finally returns home, after four consecutive road games. The Falcons host the Limestone Saints on Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.