MISENHEIMER, N.C. -- Thanks to a 63-51 victory over Greensboro (10-4) on Sunday afternoon, the Pfeiffer women's basketball team ran its winning streak to seven straight. The Falcons used a 16-6 fourth quarter advantage to earn their 10th victory of the season.
Junior guard Sydni Bickford led the charge with 16 points and added three assists and three steals.
"Our defense has really improved from last year and we are executing down the stretch," commented Bickford following the game. "We have really meshed as a group and our hard work is paying off."
Joining Bickford in double-digit scoring was Grayson Harris who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The double-double was Harris' fifth of her junior season.
24 hours after a tough win over Averett, the Falcons were energized by the home crowd. Despite shooting just 37.1 percent from the floor, Pfeiffer used its press to force 22 turnovers and convert them to 18 points. The relentless defense held Greensboro to a frigid 27.7 percent shooting from the floor and 26.7 percent from long range.
The Pride were led by a pair of bench players on the night. A'Liyah Wood (16 points) and Shaniah Haynes (10 points) were the leading scorers for the visitors.
The win wraps up a stretch that saw Pfeiffer play six of seven games inside Merner Gymnasium. Starting Wednesday at Salem, Pfeiffer will now hit the road for three straight and five of their next six.