Falcons Claw Past Bobcats, 74-65

Falcons Claw Past Bobcats, 74-65

Quentin M. Reed - Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Pfeiffer Falcons (4-5, 2-3 CC) snapped a two game losing streak as they traveled to Lees-McRae (1-11, 1-5 CC) on Friday night to defeat the Bobcats 74-65. Meg Pritchard led the way as she scored a game-high 25 points and nine rebounds.

The Falcons jumped out to a four point lead at the end  first quarter as they scored 27 points lead by Pritchard who scored the first four of five Falcons buckets, including two three pointers.

Neither team was able to score for over two minutes to start the second quarter but at the 7:51 mark, Dajea Scott started a 6-0 Pfeiffer run with a layup followed by layups from Ariana Tillman and Lauren Janka, but the Bobcats rebounded and started a 14-4 run to get back into the game and cut the score to 36-35. Tillman and Janka combined to score the last four points of the half and take a 40-35 lead into halftime.

The third quarter started much like the first as Pritchard knocked down the first six Falcons points. The Bobcats were continuing to work to get back in the game as they scored eight unanswered. Lees-McRae could only muster one point the rest of the quarter to allow the Falcons to extend their lead 52-44 by the end of the three.

The Falcons pulled away from the Bobcats in the fourth quarter as Pritchard scored a quarter-high, nine points and was clutch knocking down 4-of-4 from the foul line for the 74-64 win.

Two other Pfeiffer players, Bethany Sarson and Tillman were also in double figures on the evening. Sarson knocked down a game-high three triples for 11 points and Tillman shot 4-for-7 from the field for 10 points.

Pfeiffer returns to action on Saturday, January 7th as they travel to King for a Conference Carolinas match-up. Tip-off set for 2 p.m.