Men's Basketball Takes Win Over Birmingham Southern

Men's Basketball Takes Win Over Birmingham Southern

Pfeiffer Men's Basketball Takes Win Over Birmingham Southern

Birmingham, Ala. (Dec. 15, 2018) –The Pfeiffer University men's basketball team used a fast start in both halves to take a 97-87 win over host Birmingham Southern in the final game of the Black Tie Classic on Saturday night.

After Pfeiffer jumped up 15-0 to start the game, Birmingham-Southern stormed back to take the lead for the first time, 23-22, with just over 10 minutes to go in the first half.

BSC and Pfeiffer battled into halftime with the Falcons holding a 45-39 lead over the Panthers at the break.

Just like the first half, however, Pfeiffer got off to another good start and held a 13-point lead over BSC with 11 minutes to play. The Panthers would end up cutting the deficit to four points as late as 1:10 remaining but never got any closer as Pfeiffer would hold their lead in the end and hand BSC the 97-87 loss.

Craig Sabb (Goose Creek, S.C.) scored a game-high 27 points for the Falcons, who finished the game shooting 41.5% (32-of-77) from the field while hitting 14 three-pointers.  Blake Zieske (Belmont, N.C.) had 12 points while teammate Hank Conner (Salem, Va.) chipped in 11. 

Tristen Rodriguez (Gastonia, N.C.) and D.J. Bradsher (Burlington, N.C.) completed the double-figure scoring for the Falcons with 10 points each.

The win improves Pfeiffer to 5-4 on the season while Birmingham Southern dropped to 8-3.

The Falcons will next be in action on Jan. 2 when they host William Peace in a USA South matchup.