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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Saturday, January 19, 2008
RESULTS VS. BELMONT ABBEY (2008-01-19 17:30:00)

Belmont Abbey freshman guard Mercedes King established a career-high with 15 points on a perfect night of shooting from the floor as the Crusaders women's basketball team defeated Pfeiffer 71-62 this evening at the Wheeler Center. The Abbey, winners of two straight and five of its last six, improve to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in Conference Carolinas, while the Lady Falcons fall to 6-8 overall and 3-4 in Conference Carolinas.

King led three Crusaders in double figures as she posted 15 points on five of five shooting from the field, to go along with five rebounds. Sophomore guard Courtney Naquin and junior guard Marie Marquez both finished with 12 points as the Crusaders shot 47.1 percent (24-51) from the floor. Marquez added three assists and four steals, while Naquin added a pair of assists and a steal. Freshman forwards Shayla Jackson and Asha Hardaway both led the way with seven rebounds as the Crusaders held a 37-35 advantage on the boards.

Pfeiffer was led by Kalee Smith's 17 points as she registered a perfect shooting performance, sinking all seven of her field goal attempts, including a three-pointer, and both free throw attempts. Ashelle Athlill added 15 points on four of 12 shooting from the field, and Allegra Shanee' Purnell contributed 11 points as the Falcons shot 35.2 percent (19-54) from the floor.

The Falcons are back in action on January 21st, at Coker.

Pfeiffer - W vs Belmont Abbey - W DATE: 1/19/2008 TIME: 5:30:00 PM Eastern SITE: Away ATTENDANCE: Unknown Pfeiffer - W min fgm-a 3gm-a ftm-a or-t a pf to st pts 22 A Athill 29 3-7 1-5 6-6 3-4 2 2 4 4 15 20 D China 27 0-3 1-4 0-1 1-1 0 1 1 1 3 14 D Knight 19 0-2 0-2 1-2 2-6 1 2 3 1 1 25 N Maready 24 1-3 0-0 1-1 0-2 2 1 0 1 3 30 A Purnell 21 1-4 1-3 6-8 1-3 1 3 3 1 11 35 K Rutledge 30 2-5 1-3 2-2 2-7 2 4 5 1 9 33 K Smith 29 6-6 1-1 2-2 1-6 1 5 1 1 17 10 O Trammell 20 1-5 0-1 1-2 2-3 0 2 5 1 3 Team Totals 14-35 5-19 19-24 14-35 9 20 22 11 62 Percentages: FG 35.2%, 3FG 26.3%, FT 79.2% Blocked shots: 2 (D Knight, N Maready) Pts off turnovers: 10 2nd Chance pts: 10 Bench pts: 21 Pts in Paint: 12 Biggest lead: 6 (48-42) Team Off Reb: 2 Team Def Reb: 1 Deadball Reb: 1 Team Turnovers: 22 Belmont Abbey - W min fgm-a 3gm-a ftm-a or-t a pf to st pts 20 L BELL 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 24 E CAMP 16 2-3 0-0 2-2 0-4 1 2 0 0 6 2 K DANIEL 30 2-3 0-1 1-2 1-2 1 4 4 4 5 30 A HARDAWAY 30 3-8 0-0 3-6 4-7 1 4 5 3 9 12 S JACKSON 20 1-2 0-0 1-2 3-7 2 2 3 3 3 32 M KING 16 5-5 0-0 5-8 1-5 1 1 1 0 15 21 M MARQUEZ 35 3-8 0-0 6-8 1-3 3 2 3 4 12 3 A McDONALD 13 4-5 0-0 1-2 0-2 1 1 1 0 9 10 C NAQUIN 26 2-8 2-6 2-2 1-3 2 0 0 1 12 22 A STARKMAN 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 1 0 0 15 B TATE 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 0 0 Team Totals 22-44 2-7 21-32 12-37 12 20 19 15 71 Percentages: FG 47.1%, 3FG 28.6%, FT 65.6% Blocked shots: 1 (A HARDAWAY) Pts off turnovers: 22 2nd Chance pts: 8 Bench pts: 33 Pts in Paint: 32 Biggest lead: 13 (34-21) Team Off Reb: 1 Team Def Reb: 1 Deadball Reb: 4 Team Turnovers: 19 Score by Periods Per 1 Per 2 Per 3 Per 4 OT Total Pfeiffer - W 34 28 0 0 0 62 Belmont Abbey - W 37 34 0 0 0 71 Number of ties: 8 Number of lead changes: 7