Harvey Scores Team-High 16; Rhoney Clutch in Final Minute as Women's Basketball Knocks Off Mount Olive 62-58 Clinching #3 Seed
February 26, 2013
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - A layup by Jodie Lemons with 2:48 to go gave visiting Pfeiffer University the lead for good scoring a huge 62-58 road win at Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas women's basketball action on Tuesday night. Kellie Rhoney would account for the Lady Falcons final six points helping Pfeiffer to 21-5 overall, 16-5 in league play, and clinch the #3 seed in next week's conference tournament. The Trojans fall to 15-10, 11-10 with the loss.
Six lead changes would occur throughout a tight second half as Pfeiffer trailed by four with 12:39 remaining after a basket by Tamara Nesmith. Just 20 seconds later, Christina Harvey would get the lead down to two on a layup before Bridget Rothert hit a crucial three, after a block on the other side of the floor by Brittany Cox, to give the Lady Falcons a 46-45 lead.
Harvey would cap off 7-0 run with a layup at the 10:02 mark of the second before the Trojans turned a deficit of three into an advantage of three thanks in part to three-straight Kirstin Mobley buckets. As an Alyssa Luebs jumper put Mount Olive back up one with 4:08, Lemons came up with her layup at the 2:48 mark before a Rhoney toss in and four-straight successful free throw attempts allowed Pfeiffer to hang on by four.
Harvey led the Lady Falcons with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds. Lemons finished one point and rebound shy of Harvey with 15 and seven.
Pfeiffer will wrap up the 2012-2013 regular season on Friday night hosting Queens at 5:30 p.m. inside the Merner Gym. On senior night, the Lady Falcons will recognized four of their own in Kaela Bellefeuil, Kellie Rhoney, Cox and Harvey before the opening tip. Live stats/video of senior night will be available courtesy of http://www.gofalconsports.com.