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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Monday, January 5, 2009
RESULTS VS. CONVERSE COLLEGE (2009-01-05 00:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC – The women of Pfeiffer University basketball claimed their first victory of the season over Conference Carolinas foe Converse College, 91-87, on Monday evening in Merner gymnasium. Both teams played desperately for their first win. Pfeiffer improves to 1-2 in conference play and 1-7 overall. The Valkyries remain winless with a 0-4 conference record and a 0-9 record overall.
Play remained tight in the first half with the Falcons and Valkyries trading field goals. Pfeiffer broke away from a tie game at the eight minute mark and led by as much as 13 points before the end of the half. Converse’s attempts to eat away at their deficit were met with consistent Falcon offensive effort. Pfeiffer led 57-47 going into the locker room.
Pfeiffer remained in the lead for the final 20 minutes, but the Valkyries battled and refused to let the Falcons run away with the game. Pfeiffer secured their first win with one second left when sophomore Devona Knight (Woodbridge, VA) sank two free throws. Pfeiffer won 91-87.
Pfeiffer and Converse each shot 41.1% from the field. The teams nearly matched each other with Pfeiffer shooting 72.4% from the charity stripe and Converse shooting 72.2%. The Falcons forced 33 Valkyrie turnovers.
Knight led the Falcons with 20 points, going 5-for-10 from the field. She went 9-for-11 at the foul line, grabbed six rebounds, stole three balls, and dished two assists. Freshman Jessica Walter (Knoxville, TN) scored 16 points, which included going 4-for-4 at the foul line. Walter also tallied three steals and one assist. Also scoring in double digits for the Falcons were freshman Jamila Harris (Danville, VA) and sophomore Domonique China (Durham, NC) with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
Sophomore Morgan Sacharski (Sussex, WI) was the breakout leader for the Valkyries. Sacharski scored 19 points, going 6-for-7 from the field. She went 7-for-8 at the charity stripe, and pulled down nine rebounds. Sophomore Brandy Williams (Spartanburg, SC) and junior Ashley Arff (Fox Lake, IL) each scored 17 points. Freshman Alaina Smith (Atlanta, GA) rounded out Converse’s double digit scoring with 10.
The Lady Falcons travel to play Barton on Thursday at 5:30 PM.Pfeiffer University Basketball - Game Box Score Pfeiffer University Falcons vs. Converse College Valkyries Date: 01/05/2009 Time: 17:30 Site: Misenheimer, NC Attendance: Unknown Visitors: Converse College Valkyries ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 00 Ashley Day F 3/3 0/0 0/2 6 0 2 2 3 2 2 0 1 10:04 03 Jasmine Collier G 3/6 3/5 0/0 9 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 8:51 04 * Alaina Smith F 3/12 0/0 4/6 10 3 9 12 2 5 3 0 1 30:43 10 * Sydney Brown G 1/11 0/6 0/0 2 1 0 1 4 8 9 0 2 40:00 14 Jessica McMahan G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 20 Shai Walker G/F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 21 * Morgan Sacharski F 6/7 0/0 7/8 19 2 7 9 4 0 5 0 1 29:28 22 Chelsea McDougle G 2/2 0/0 0/0 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 12:40 23 Kariann Hill PG 1/1 1/1 0/0 3 0 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 10:16 24 * Brandy Williams G 5/17 5/13 2/2 17 4 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 28:04 44 * Ashley Arff G 6/14 5/11 0/0 17 3 3 6 2 2 7 1 2 29:54 Team 5 4 9 Totals 30/73 14/36 13/18 87 21 28 49 21 20 33 2 11 200 Total FG 1st Half 15/38 39.5% 2nd Half 15/35 42.9% Game 30/73 41.1% 3 PT FG 1st Half 8/20 40.0% 2nd Half 6/16 37.5% Game 14/36 38.9% Free Throws 1st Half 9/14 64.3% 2nd Half 4/4 100% Game 13/18 72.2% Home: Pfeiffer University Falcons ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 5 Shelley Reese G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 10 * Jessica Walter G 4/14 4/8 4/4 16 2 1 3 1 1 2 0 3 30:17 14 * Devona Knight G/F 5/10 1/2 9/11 20 2 4 6 2 2 8 0 3 36:30 20 Domonique China G 3/5 1/1 3/4 10 0 6 6 1 9 2 0 1 24:45 21 Carly Booth F 2/2 1/1 1/2 6 0 2 2 5 0 2 0 1 10:05 22 * Jamila Harris G/F 6/16 2/6 1/4 15 2 2 4 4 0 6 0 2 28:17 23 Ashely Zeek C 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 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 4/9 0/0 1/2 9 3 3 6 3 1 2 1 3 24:28 30 * Allegra Shanee Purnell F 3/6 0/3 0/0 6 1 3 4 5 1 2 0 2 10:35 31 Najja Moon G 1/6 1/5 0/0 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 18:03 35 Amanda Huffaker C 2/5 0/0 2/2 6 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 17:00 Team 7 2 9 Totals 30/73 10/26 21/29 91 20 24 44 23 15 26 1 16 200 Total FG 1st Half 21/45 46.7% 2nd Half 9/28 32.1% Game 30/73 41.1% 3 PT FG 1st Half 6/15 40.0% 2nd Half 4/11 36.4% Game 10/26 38.5% Free Throws 1st Half 9/11 81.8% 2nd Half 12/18 66.7% Game 21/29 72.4% Conv. Pfe Conv. Pfe Conv. Pfe Free Throw Pts 13 21 3Pt Points 42 30 Pts/Possession 0.94 0.98 Pts off Turnovers 20 25 2nd Chance Points 2 14 Pts off Bench 22 25 Total Rebounds 49 44 Team Rebounds 9 9 Dead Ball Reb 3 3 Off Rebound % 46.7 41.7 Def Rebound % 58.3 53.3 Total Rebound % 52.7 47.3 3Pt Efficiency +10.1 +10.1 Def. Stops 54 57 Pts/Shot 1.06 1.05 Technical Fouls Conv. None Pfe None Officials Unknown 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 Total Converse College Valkyries 47 40 0 0 0 0 87 Pfeiffer University Falcons 57 34 0 0 0 0 91 Largest Lead Pfe 48 Conv. 35 (13 pts) Lead Changes 8 Number of Ties 4 Comments: None CyberSports for Basketball - http://www.cybersportsUSA.com