BREVARD, N.C. - Despite a career-high 21 points from freshman guard Hollie Boggs, the Pfeiffer women's basketball team (1-6) couldn't overcome Brevard's (2-3) hot shooting in the first half, en route to a 79-69 loss on Saturday afternoon. The Tornados shot 60 percent from the field in the first half, including 54.5 percent from the long range. Boggs was excellent off the bench as she missed only one shot from the floor. She went 7-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from behind the arc despite playing the final 16:33 with four fouls. Shelby Wolfe paced Brevard with 22 points and 11 rebounds, one of five Tornados in double digit scoring.
Alexis Stallard recorded a career-high 18 points and Ariana Tillman had a terrific all-around performance with nine points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Carter Williams added 10 points for the Falcons who knocked down 10-of-16 shots from long range (62.5 percent). The 10 trifectas were a season high for the Falcons.
Brevard held a large advantage from the free throw line, outscoring the Falcons 21-9 from the charity stripe.
Despite connecting on 8-of-10 attempts from long distance in the first half, Pfeiffer faced a 47-36 deficit heading into the break. The Falcons struggled from inside the arc as they hit only four of 18 two point attempts in the half. Brevard pushed the lead to as much as 12 at the 4:37 mark before going into the locker room with an 11 point lead. Wolfe scored 16 of her 22 points in the first half and hauled down seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes.
Boggs' fifth three pointer of the contest cut the lead to 47-39 early in the second half, as Brevard misfired on their first seven attempts from the field. By the 12:38 mark, both Lauren White and Carlisha Holivay had fouled out, leaving the Falcons thin in the front court. A 7-0 run gave the Tornados a 62-47 lead with eight minutes to play, their largest lead of the day. The Falcons responded with six unanswered points, cutting the deficit to 62-54 with 6:52 remaining. Boggs missed her first field goal attempt of the game at the 3:28 mark, after connecting on her first seven shots. Stallard's layup with 1:15 left made the score 74-67 but Pfeiffer would draw no closer.
Pfeiffer's defense limited Brevard to 11-of-27 shooting (40 percent) from the field in the second half and held a 30-29 advantage on the boards despite the loss of Holivay and the 6'4" White.
The Falcons open up conference play on Wednesday at 5:30 as they travel to Mount Olive.