Men's Basketball Improves to 8-0 as Calhoun Drops 35 Points

Men's Basketball Improves to 8-0 as Calhoun Drops 35 Points

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – For the first time since the 2006-07 season, Pfeiffer won its eighth consecutive game to start the season as the undefeated Falcons handed Berea (3-8) a 117-83 defeat on Saturday afternoon inside Merner Gymnasium. Josh Calhoun stayed red-hot with 35 points on 13-of-19 shooting and seven made 3-pointers.

Since the start of last year, Pfeiffer now owns a 20-1 record at home and Pfeiffer won for the 25th straight time when scoring at least 100 points.

Jevon Patton added 15 points for the Falcons who also had Eric Amborsio (14) and Craig Sabb (11) score in double figures.

As a team, the Falcons went 20-for-40 from 3-point range and Pfeiffer has hit 59 triples over its last three games.

For the sixth time on the year, Pfeiffer shot over 50 percent from the field, converting on 50.6 percent of their attempts.

Calhoun's 35 point performance is his third straight game of 30 points or more. On the year, Calhoun is averaging 28.4 points per game and shooting 60.3 percent from the field and 61.1 percent from long range. Calhoun has knocked down 25 3-pointers over his last three games and is averaging 37.0 points per game in that span.

The Falcons, led by Calhoun, started the game on fire and never looked back. Pfeiffer hit seven three's in the first seven minutes of the contest and Calhoun had 25 points in the first half, including 16 in the first 5:13.

Five different players scored in double figures for the Mountaineers, led by 21 points from Travis Hayden Roe. Pfeiffer forced Berea into 34 turnovers on the night and turned those into 35 points.

Pfeiffer led for the last 37:38 of the game. The Falcons bench outscored Berea's reserves 48-24 in the contest.

The Falcons look to run its winning streak to nine straight with a tough rematch against Averett. Earlier in the year, Pfeiffer topped the Cougars 123-107 in Pfeiffer's closest game of the year.