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W. BASKETBALL

Results vs. Coker College (2009-02-14 00:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC – The Pfeiffer women’s basketball team held off the Cobras of Coker College long enough to pull out a 95-88 win on Saturday evening in Merner gymnasium. The Falcons earned their first back to back win of the season, beating out Queens University of Charlotte 79-78 on Thursday evening. Pfeiffer improves to 6-17 overall and 6-12 in Conference Carolinas play. Coker falls to 9-14 overall with an 8-10 conference record.
In the first half, the Falcons and Cobras spent most of the time trading field goals along with the lead. Twenty minutes of play saw 10 lead changes and three ties. With 5:29 left to play in the half the Cobras found themselves up by nine points. Pfeiffer slowly chipped away at the lead with field goals and free throws. With :52 left to play, Jessica Walter (Knoxville, TN) sank a field goal to put Pfeiffer up by one going into the locker room, 32-31.
The second half became even more competitive with eight more lead changes and seven more ties. The back and forth play led to an 83-81 Pfeiffer advantage with :27 left in regulation. Tension mounted as Pfeiffer failed to connect on free throws and was unable to secure the win. Everyone in the gym held their breath as Jasmine Alston (Sumter, SC) went up for a jump shot with :10 left. Alston successfully tied the game and forced an overtime period.
Everyone in Merner gymnasium was on the edge of their seats hoping that the Falcons would be able to pull off the win. Despite Coker’s Lotta Aaltonen (Rauma, Finland) sinking a three-point shot to open up overtime, Pfeiffer took advantage of Cobra fouls and connected on free throws. Pfeiffer scored 12 points in overtime to take the win.
Devona Knight (Woodbridge, VA) led the Falcons with a double-double on the night. Knight had 22 points, 11 assists, and five rebounds. Carly Booth (Advance, NC) and Nicole Maready (Advance, NC) each added 15 points. Shanee Purnell (Woodbrige, VA) and Jessica Walter added 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Coker’s Henna Koponen (Vantaa, Finland) led all scorers with 29 points. She marked a double-double by pulling down 13 rebounds. Lotta Aaltonen added18 points, while Jessica Hayes (Beaufort, SC) and Jasmine Alston (Sumter, SC) chipped in 17 and 13 points, respectively.
Pfeiffer shot 45.3 percent from the field, going 34-for-75, and 36.4 percent from three-point range (8-for-22). The Cobras sank 41.7 percent of their field goals and 31.3 percent of their shots from the arc. The Falcons won the battle of the boards 54-43 and earned 20 points off 16 Coker turnovers.
Pfeiffer returns to action on Monday night against Barton. Tipoff is at 5:30 PM.Pfeiffer Athletics Basketball - Game Box Score Pfeiffer University Falcons vs. Coker College Cobras Date: 02/14/2009 Time: 5:30 PM Site: Misenheimer, NC Attendance: Unknown Visitors: Coker College Cobras ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 00 * Megan Thomas G 1/4 0/0 2/3 4 1 2 3 3 4 3 0 0 41:03 1 Skip Gibson G 0/4 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 20:09 4 * Jasmine Alston G 6/10 1/3 0/0 13 1 3 4 5 3 2 0 2 29:50 5 Maija Castren C 0/1 0/0 1/2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1:22 10 Alexis Blow G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 11 * Jessica Hayes G 6/13 2/4 3/4 17 3 5 8 2 2 1 0 2 39:20 12 Nicole Jordan G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 13 Agne Stanciauskaite G 1/1 0/0 0/2 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 9:28 14 * Henna Koponen F 11/29 0/0 7/8 29 3 10 13 5 1 3 0 1 36:04 22 * Lotta Aaltonen G 8/17 2/7 0/0 18 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 37:37 23 Heidi Rienstra F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2:48 31 Kiesha Beavers G/F 2/5 0/1 0/0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7:19 33 Joanna Tyndall G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP Team 3 7 10 1 Totals 35/84 5/16 13/19 88 13 30 43 24 14 17 0 6 225 Total FG 1st Half 13/35 37.1% 2nd Half 22/49 44.9% Game 35/84 41.7% 3 PT FG 1st Half 1/6 16.7% 2nd Half 4/10 40.0% Game 5/16 31.3% Free Throws 1st Half 4/7 57.1% 2nd Half 9/12 75.0% Game 13/19 68.4% Home: Pfeiffer University Falcons ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 5 * Shelley Reese G 1/5 0/2 2/2 4 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 21:31 10 Jessica Walter G 3/10 2/9 3/6 11 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 33:35 14 * Devona Knight G/F 7/12 0/0 8/15 22 3 11 14 2 5 4 0 3 42:42 20 Domonique China G 2/9 0/1 1/2 5 0 2 2 1 3 4 0 1 32:55 21 Carly Booth F 6/8 3/5 0/0 15 2 3 5 4 0 2 0 0 26:16 22 * Jamila Harris G/F 4/10 0/1 0/0 8 0 5 5 3 1 3 1 3 24:01 24 Kelly Mathis G/F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 25 * Nicole Maready F 5/7 0/0 5/6 15 2 2 4 5 1 3 0 0 17:29 30 * Allegra Shanee Purnell F 5/12 3/4 0/2 13 5 3 8 5 1 5 1 3 20:46 35 Amanda Huffaker C 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5:45 Team 2 8 10 Totals 34/75 8/22 19/33 95 15 39 54 23 14 23 2 10 225 Total FG 1st Half 14/36 38.9% 2nd Half 20/39 51.3% Game 34/75 45.3% 3 PT FG 1st Half 2/9 22.2% 2nd Half 6/13 46.2% Game 8/22 36.4% Free Throws 1st Half 2/4 50.0% 2nd Half 17/29 58.6% Game 19/33 57.6% Coker Pfe Coker Pfe Coker Pfe Free Throw Pts 13 19 3Pt Points 15 24 Pts/Possession 0.90 0.96 Pts off Turnovers 16 20 2nd Chance Points 14 14 Pts off Bench 7 33 Total Rebounds 43 54 Team Rebounds 10 10 Dead Ball Reb 4 10 Off Rebound % 25.0 33.3 Def Rebound % 66.7 75.0 Total Rebound % 44.3 55.7 3Pt Efficiency +1.8 +3.7 Def. Stops 53 56 Pts/Shot 0.95 1.04 Technical Fouls Coker Bench, J Alston Pfe None Officials Unknown 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 Total Coker College Cobras 31 52 5 0 0 0 88 Pfeiffer University Falcons 32 51 12 0 0 0 95 Largest Lead Pfe 17 Coker 26 (9 pts) Lead Changes 20 Number of Ties 11 Comments: None CyberSports for Basketball - http://www.cybersportsUSA.com
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