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M. BASKETBALL

Results vs. Mount Olive (2009-01-14 00:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC – Merner gymnasium saw heart-pounding action and a thriller of a ending on Wednesday evening. The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team beat Mount Olive by one point in Misenheimer for the second year in a row. A free throw by freshman Danny Cummins (Charlotte, NC) with six seconds left secured the 96-95 win for the Falcons.
The first half did not look very promising for the Falcons, as they were unable to take the lead throughout all 20 minutes of play. Mount Olive led by as much as 13 points with 11:39 left. Pfeiffer whittled away their lead, managing to tie the game with 1:03 to go. Much to the Falcons’ dismay, Mount Olive’s Mike Holloman (Virginia Beach, VA) and Derek Staton (Norfolk, VA) each sank field goals to put the Trojans up 46-50 going into the locker room.
The Falcons and Trojans traded the lead several times until sophomore Jeff Pettiway (Edgewood, MD) made a three point shot giving Pfeiffer an 83-80 lead with 5:52 left in the half. Despite Pfeiffer leading by as much as nine points, Mount Olive came back within one point with a minute and a half to go. Players from both teams sacrificed their bodies diving to grab loose balls and cause turnovers. Athalie Rivera (Baltimore, MD) put the Falcons up by three after sinking a field goal. Cummins secured the win with a free throw 18 seconds later. Staton made a three pointer for the Trojans with two seconds left, but it was not enough to tie or win the game.
Pfeiffer’s lead scorer was senior Robert McGriff (Lancaster, SC) who tallied 21 points, going 5-for-15 from the field and 11-for-13 at the charity stripe. Sophomore Chris Donald (Randolph, MA) marked a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rivera and James Crowder (High Point, NC) scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Junior Kendrick Easley (Norfolk, VA) scored an outstanding 34 points for the Mount Olive. Easley went 7-for-20 from the field and 17-for-21 from the free throw line. He dished four assists, brought down five rebounds, and two steals.
Pfeiffer shot 40.3% from the field, compared to Mount Olive’s 46.8%. Pfeiffer outshot Mount Olive at the free throw line with 80.5% (33/41), while Mount Olive shot 69.8% (30/43). Each team had 18 turnovers. Mount Olive scored 24 points off of their forced turnovers, with Pfeiffer scoring 22.
The Trojans will play Lees-McRae on Saturday in Banner Elk at 4:00 PM. Pfeiffer travels to the Grady Cole Center where they will meet conference rival Queens University of Charlotte at 7:30 PM on Saturday.Pfeiffer University Basketball - Game Box Score Pfeiffer University Falcons vs. Mount Olive Trojans Date: 01/14/2009 Time: 7:30 PM Site: Misenheimer, NC Attendance: Unknown Visitors: Mount Olive Trojans ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 1 Derek Staton 3/5 1/2 5/8 12 0 1 1 3 1 3 0 3 23:48 3 * Kendrick Easley 7/20 3/12 17/21 34 1 4 5 2 4 4 1 2 38:05 4 * Mike Holloman 1/3 0/1 1/2 3 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 19:36 10 * Aaron Dobson 2/5 1/4 0/0 5 1 4 5 3 1 1 0 0 26:20 11 * Craig Hayes 6/12 0/1 2/2 14 1 7 8 3 1 2 1 0 27:20 13 Chris Holloway 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4:49 15 Justin Foskey 3/5 2/3 0/0 8 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 16:58 20 * Justin Melton 3/7 0/4 5/6 11 1 2 3 3 0 3 0 3 27:31 21 Aleks Mitrovic 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 24 Jonathan Brinson 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7:42 31 Kason Cheeks 3/4 0/0 0/2 6 2 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 7:51 32 Angelo Griffin 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 44 Tanner Carnes 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP Team 2 5 7 1 Totals 29/62 7/27 30/43 95 8 25 33 28 10 18 3 8 200 Total FG 1st Half 17/35 48.6% 2nd Half 12/27 44.4% Game 29/62 46.8% 3 PT FG 1st Half 5/14 35.7% 2nd Half 2/13 15.4% Game 7/27 25.9% Free Throws 1st Half 11/17 64.7% 2nd Half 19/26 73.1% Game 30/43 69.8% Home: Pfeiffer University Falcons ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 1 Jeff Pettiway G 1/5 1/2 0/0 3 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 0 18:22 5 Davon Gilliard G 2/6 0/0 4/5 8 2 1 3 5 0 1 0 1 8:48 13 Athalie Rivera F 4/6 0/0 4/5 12 4 3 7 2 0 2 0 5 20:27 14 * Trumaine Johnson G 3/9 0/1 0/0 6 1 2 3 2 1 2 0 2 18:24 15 * Alvin Slaton G 2/6 1/2 2/2 7 3 5 8 1 0 0 0 0 24:30 20 Chris Donald F 5/9 1/2 7/8 18 3 8 11 5 0 2 0 1 17:49 22 Mike Davidson G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 24 * Derrick Truesdale G 1/2 0/1 3/4 5 0 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 15:07 30 Lamar Bradbury F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4:45 33 * Robert McGriff G 5/15 0/1 11/13 21 1 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 28:19 45 * James Crowder F 4/10 1/4 1/2 10 2 4 6 1 2 2 0 0 24:30 4 Danny Cummins G 2/4 1/2 1/2 6 2 1 3 3 1 3 0 2 18:40 25 Jamie D'Amaral G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 31 Brandon Fontes F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 2 Wes Glover G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP Team 4 2 6 Totals 29/72 5/15 33/41 96 22 30 52 29 8 18 0 13 199:41 Total FG 1st Half 14/34 41.2% 2nd Half 15/38 39.5% Game 29/72 40.3% 3 PT FG 1st Half 2/5 40.0% 2nd Half 3/10 30.0% Game 5/15 33.3% Free Throws 1st Half 16/20 80.0% 2nd Half 17/21 81.0% Game 33/41 80.5% MOC PU MOC PU MOC PU Free Throw Pts 30 33 3Pt Points 21 15 Pts/Possession 1.07 1.10 Pts off Turnovers 24 22 2nd Chance Points 12 21 Pts off Bench 28 47 Total Rebounds 33 52 Team Rebounds 7 6 Dead Ball Reb 7 4 Off Rebound % 21.1 46.8 Def Rebound % 53.2 78.9 Total Rebound % 38.8 61.2 3Pt Efficiency -16.0 +5.3 Def. Stops 43 48 Pts/Shot 1.14 1.04 Technical Fouls MOC None PU D Gilliard Officials Unknown 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 Total Mount Olive Trojans 50 45 0 0 0 0 95 Pfeiffer University Falcons 46 50 0 0 0 0 96 Largest Lead PU 14 MOC 27 (13 pts) Lead Changes 7 Number of Ties 8 Comments: None CyberSports for Basketball - http://www.cybersportsUSA.com
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