Knight's Double-Double leads Four Lady Falcons in Double-Figures as Women's Basketball Rolls at Converse
February 3, 2010
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pfeiffer University put four players in double-figures as the Lady Falcons rolled to a 76-52 victory over the Converse Valkyries in women’s basketball action on Wednesday night. Devona Knight led the way with 14 points and 13 rebounds as Pfeiffer improved to 11-8 overall, 11-3 in conference play. The loss drops the Valkyries to 3-15, 3-10.
Ashley Arff starting things off by putting Converse up 7-2 a couple of minutes into the contest. After about a minute and a half of scoreless action, Pfeiffer bounced back with a pair of baskets by Jamila Harris and a game-tying shot by Domonique China in an 8-0 run. Ashley Day cut the Valkyries deficit to one, before the Lady Falcons spurted out on a 9-0 run halfway through the first period.
Knight would then score six-straight points, four on free attempts, as Pfeiffer took a 23-14 lead with 7:51 to go in the frame. Alaina Smith then drained a pair of free throws and jumper for Converse knocking the Pfeiffer lead back down to four at 23-19. Both teams traded baskets over the next four minutes before field goals by Charlotte Fuller, China and Knight created an 11 point halftime lead, 35-24, for the visitors.
Back-to-back buckets by Knight and Christina Harvey quickly put Pfeiffer up 45-29 seven minutes into the final period. The Lady Falcons would dominate the score board the rest of the way finding themselves up 15 after a jumper by China at 9:23 mark of the second.
Celeste Caudill would snag her own rebound after a missed three making the most of her second triple opportunity to give the guests their largest lead of the night at 20 with 6:58 to go. With five minutes to play, China would push the advantage to 21 before Knight made it 23 with a pair of free throws with 33 seconds remaining. Caudill knocked down two late shots from the charity stripe for the final 24 point margin.
The Lady Falcons return to the hardwood on Saturday in a 5:30 p.m. road contest at Limestone. Pfeiffer will return home for a showdown with first place Barton on Monday night.