BELMONT, N.C. - Pfeiffer University women's basketball team poured in 46 first half points and dropped nine three-pointers en route to a comfortable 67-46 victory at Belmont Abbey on Tuesday night. The Lady Falcons push their winning-streak to a season-high five improving to 9-1 overall, 4-1 in league play while the Crusaders fall to 5-5, 4-2.
Pfeiffer took control off the opening tip as a Jodie Lemons layup gave the Lady Falcons their one and only lead of the night 1:54 into the contest. Tied 17-17 with 10:26 to play in the half, Pfeiffer blasted off on a 27-5 run to close out the half with a 22-point, 46-24 halftime lead.
Lemons had 11 of those 27 points while Carter Williams would connect on back-to-back threes. Caressa Samuel would contribute late by draining five points off the bench over the final 1:33.
Brittany Cox would jump start the second half with a jumper 35 seconds in to help push the lead up to 24. Pfeiffer's largest lead of the night came during a six-point run with reigning Conference Carolinas player of the week Christina Harvey scoring four of the six as the Lady Falcons found themselves up 57-31 with 10:44 to play.
A pair of Morgan Midkill free throws trimmed Belmont Abbey's deficit down to 16 with 6:46 left before Lemons, Kellie Rhoney and Bridget Rothert scored the Lady Falcons final 10 points cruising to the 21-point win.
Lemons led all scorers on the night scoring 17 while Williams followed with 14. Williams was a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor which includes connected on all four three-point attempts. Rhoney added 10 points offensively Harvey pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
Pfeiffer will look to tie a school-record their next time out on Saturday at King. A win this weekend would push the Lady Falcons to 10-1 tying the best start in school-history. Tip time with the Tornado is 5:30 p.m. with live stats and video being available through http://www.gofalconsports.com.