Pfeiffer Men's Basketball Downed by Lynchburg, 90-81
Lynchburg, Va. (Nov. 16, 2019) – Lynchburg College erased a 17-point deficit and got a game-high 50 points from Tharon Suggs in a 91-80 nonconference win at Turner Gym on Saturday.
Pfeiffer started strong by bolting out to a quick 20-8 lead over the first 6:50 of the game capped by a Taylan Rowe (Oakboro, N.C.) three-pointer. Lynchburg cut the lead to nine points (20-11) but Pfeiffer again responded with baskets by Josiah Avington (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Sean Scott (Waldorf, Md.), building their lead to 14 points (27-13) with 10:21 left in the half.
Jamaal David (Waldorf, Md.) canned a three-pointer to extend the Falcon lead to 30-13, the largest of the game, but Lynchburg started chipping away at the lead to six points (38-32) on a Tharon Suggs' three pointer at 2:28.
Pfeiffer then embarked on a 6-3 spurt to close the half, taking the 44-35 lead into halftime.
Lynchburg started the second half hot, erasing the Falcon lead with a 10-0 run, taking the 45-44 lead. Suggs then hit a jumper at the 12:23 mark to give the Hornets the lead at 56-51. D.J. Bradsher (Burlington, N.C.) trimmed the Lynchburg lead to 77-73 with 2:43 to go, but Lynchburg put together another run, this time another 10-0 outburst to claim the 87-73 lead following a pair of Suggs free throws with 48 seconds left.
Pfeiffer was unable to close to within nine points the rest of the way, as Lynchburg took the 91-80 win, improving to 3-1 and dropping the Falcons to 0-2 on the year.
The Falcons were led by David, who finished with 23 points on a 7-of-21 shooting effort that included five three-pointers. He also brought down a team-high seven rebounds. Craig Sabb (Goose Creek, S.C.) had 13 points on a 5-of-9 shooting performance while Juwan Blanton (Forest City, N.C.) was the other Falcon in double-figures, finishing with 10 points.
Pfeiffer will continue play in the Wayne Proffitt Classic on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m. with a matchup with Hampden-Sydney.