Pfeiffer Women's Basketball Wins at Mary Baldwin
Staunton, Va. (Jan. 25, 2020) – The Pfeiffer University women's basketball team had four players score in double-figures en route to a 73-58 road win over Mary Baldwin University
For the Falcons, Brina Bentley (Chester, Va.) scored a game-high 24 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field. She grabbed a team-best nine rebounds and grabbed two steals. Senior Kortni Pinion (Stanfield, N.C.) finished with 17 point, seven rebounds and five assists, while A'Mya McClain (Hickory, N.C.) and Shalonda Wilkins (Chesterfield, Va.) each garnered 10 points in the win.
Mary Baldwin controlled the first quarter and with five minutes left, a layup pushed the home side up 10-4. The Falcons battled back to a 12-10 deficit before both teams hit a jumper to end the first quarter with MBU in front, 14-10.
MBU took a five-point advantage at 18-13 with 8:40 left in the second quarter before a quick 7-1 run by Pfeiffer earned the Falcons their first lead of the game. The Pfeiffer lead was worked to 27-22 before Demet Saygili and Mary Moran each hit jumpers within 30 seconds to trim the deficit to just one point. Capped by a Wilkins three, Pfeiffer pushed on to a 34-26 lead with two minutes left in the half. Each side hit free throws and a last second jumper from Bryonna Woofter sent the two sides to halftime with the Falcons in front 36-31.
Pfeiffer opened the second half on a 10-3 run to jump ahead 46-34. Woofter hit a pair of free throws and Hannah Varner dropped a jumper to cut the lead to eight before a three from Brina Bentley gave the Falcons an 11 point lead. Each side traded baskets for the remainder of the period as Pfeiffer took a 56-44 lead to the final period.
Pfeiffer edged Mary Baldwin 16-14 in the fourth quarter and walked away with a 72-58 victory.
As a team, MBU shot 39.3 percent (22-56) from the floor compared to Pfeiffer's 47.2 clip (25-53), including 7-of-18 from beyond the arc. The Falcons also won the rebound battle 33-32.
The win improves Pfeiffer to 8-10 overall at 5-5 in USA South games while Mary Baldwin drops to 10-9 and 5-6.
Pfeiffer will return home to take on William Peace University on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m.