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Results vs. Mount Olive (2009-02-09 00:00:00)

Mount Olive, NC -- It was a terrific effort. Several times it looked like Pfeiffer would make another incredible comeback, but each time Mount Olive pushed the game back out of reach. The Trojans went on to win 105-97 Monday night in this Conference Carolinas match-up.
Pfeiffer’s record rests at 12-9 overall and 9-5 in the conference Carolinas. Mount Olive increased their winning streak to eight as Kendrick Easley (Norfolk, VA) scored a career-high 39 points, and Craig Hayes (Woodbridge, VA) added career highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds. The Trojans are 14-7 on the year with a conference record of 13-1.
Mount Olive jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first 44 seconds of the game. Pfeiffer got as close as six, but the Trojans’ lead to 24-11 with 12:51 left in the first half.
Pfeiffer came within eight points after a three-pointer by James Crowder (High Point, NC).
The margin moved back to double digits with less than 90 seconds left before Crowder and Alvin Slaton (Fayetteville, NC) hit three-pointers to pull Pfeiffer within 52-46 at halftime.
The Trojans extended the lead to nine early in the second half. But Slaton scored five straight Pfeiffer points and Chris Woods’ (Thomasville, NC) layup with 15:29 remaining pulled the Falcons within two at 61-59.
Justin Melton (Yorktown, VA) answered with a three on Mount Olive’s next possession and the Trojans again took a nine-point lead. But Robert McGriff (Lancaster, SC) hit 3-of-4 free throws for Pfeiffer and Duke Johnson’s (Ville Platte, LA) three-pointer cut the margin to 72-69 with 10:51 remaining.
Hayes keyed another Trojan run as Mount Olive built the lead back to double digits. Hayes scored six straight Trojan points and kept a possession alive with an offensive rebound, setting up Easley’s three-pointer as the Trojans led 84-74 with 7:27 left to play.
Pfeiffer put together another run to make it a one-possession game. Davon Gilliard’s (Charleston, SC) layup with 5:13 remaining pulled the Falcons within 88-85. But that would be as close as Pfeiffer would get.
Mike Holloman’s (Virginia Beach, VA) bullet pass found Hayes under the basket and Hayes added a putback as the Trojans stretched the lead to seven. Pfeiffer got as close as four points, but Mount Olive sank free throws to increase the lead.
Pfeiffer made it a two-possession game after Crowder hit a three-pointer with 28 seconds left. But Easley hit 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
"We could not contain these three," said Pfeiffer coach Dave Davis. "It was as big as it gets in the regular season for us and Mt. Olive was the tougher team when it counted the most. They got the key rebounds and loose balls and that is how you win big games. They have not lost in a month, since we beat them in January and they played very well tonight. We lost the rebounding battle and that usually spells doom for our team. "
Gilliard led five Pfeiffer players in double figures with 16 points. Crowder, McGriff, Woods and Jeff Pettiway (Edgewood, MD) added 14 points apiece. The Falcons were 13-for-25 from the free throw line, compared to 21-for-29 for Mount Olive.
Easley finished 6-for-9 from three-point range and 11-for-15 from the free throw line. Hayes was 13-for-17 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the line. Melton added 19 points for the Trojans, going 6-for-8 from the line and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
Pfeiffer plays host to Queens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in conference action.Pfeiffer Athletics Basketball - Game Box Score Mount Olive Trojans vs. Pfeiffer University Falcons Date: 02/09/2009 Time: 7:30 p.m. Site: Kornegay Arena Attendance: Unknown Visitors: Pfeiffer University Falcons ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 0 * Chris Woods F 6/12 0/0 2/3 14 4 5 9 2 1 0 0 1 23:09 1 Jeff Pettiway G 6/9 2/4 0/3 14 0 2 2 2 4 2 0 0 20:04 4 Danny Cummins G 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 16:43 5 Davon Gilliard G 6/12 0/1 4/6 16 1 2 3 4 2 2 0 1 21:32 13 Athalie Rivera F 3/7 0/0 0/3 6 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 15:55 14 * Trumaine Johnson G 3/6 1/2 0/1 7 2 2 4 3 2 1 0 1 19:02 15 * Alvin Slaton G 2/6 2/4 2/4 8 1 5 6 2 4 2 0 0 21:59 20 Chris Donald F 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 6:44 22 Mike Davidson G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10:07 24 Derrick Truesdale G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 30 Lamar Bradbury F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 33 * Robert McGriff G 4/11 1/3 5/5 14 3 2 5 3 3 3 0 0 26:41 45 * James Crowder F 5/11 4/7 0/0 14 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 18:04 31 Brandon Fontes F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 2 Wes Glover G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP Team 1 1 2 Totals 37/80 10/21 13/25 97 16 25 41 24 19 16 1 6 200 Total FG 1st Half 17/41 41.5% 2nd Half 20/39 51.3% Game 37/80 46.3% 3 PT FG 1st Half 6/12 50.0% 2nd Half 4/9 44.4% Game 10/21 47.6% Free Throws 1st Half 6/9 66.7% 2nd Half 7/16 43.8% Game 13/25 52.0% Home: Mount Olive Trojans ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 4 * Mike Holloman 3/6 0/0 0/1 6 2 7 9 3 3 7 1 2 34:22 11 * Craig Hayes 13/17 0/0 4/4 30 5 12 17 3 2 2 2 0 30:28 3 * Kendrick Easley 11/20 6/9 11/15 39 0 4 4 2 6 1 2 0 38:47 10 * Aaron Dobson 2/11 1/8 0/0 5 0 4 4 3 5 3 0 1 29:55 20 * Justin Melton 5/9 3/4 6/8 19 0 4 4 3 4 1 2 3 29:32 1 Derek Staton 2/7 0/0 0/0 4 2 3 5 3 6 1 0 1 24:16 13 Chris Holloway 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 15 Justin Foskey 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2:11 21 Aleks Mitrovic 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 6:57 24 Jonathan Brinson 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 31 Kason Cheeks 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3:32 32 Angelo Griffin 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 44 Tanner Carnes 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP Team 1 0 1 1 Totals 37/73 10/22 21/29 105 12 35 47 22 27 16 7 8 200 Total FG 1st Half 20/37 54.1% 2nd Half 17/36 47.2% Game 37/73 50.7% 3 PT FG 1st Half 6/13 46.2% 2nd Half 4/9 44.4% Game 10/22 45.5% Free Throws 1st Half 6/9 66.7% 2nd Half 15/20 75.0% Game 21/29 72.4% PU MOC PU MOC PU MOC Free Throw Pts 13 21 3Pt Points 30 30 Pts/Possession 1.04 1.14 Pts off Turnovers 15 19 2nd Chance Points 21 16 Pts off Bench 40 6 Total Rebounds 41 47 Team Rebounds 2 1 Dead Ball Reb 6 5 Off Rebound % 31.4 32.4 Def Rebound % 67.6 68.6 Total Rebound % 46.6 53.4 3Pt Efficiency +17.1 +10.2 Def. Stops 41 51 Pts/Shot 1.05 1.21 Technical Fouls PU None MOC None Officials L. Kluttz, B. Ahmad, L. Lockhart 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 Total Pfeiffer University Falcons 46 51 0 0 0 0 97 Mount Olive Trojans 52 53 0 0 0 0 105 Largest Lead MOC 45 PU 31 (14 pts) Lead Changes 0 Number of Ties 0 Comments: Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball CyberSports for Basketball - http://www.cybersportsUSA.com
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