Results vs. W. Va. St. (Champ.) (2007-11-24 16:00:00)
November 24, 2007
|Pfeiffer Wins Lutz Inv. Championship|
|Saturday, 24 November 2007|
|Misenheimer, NC---Pfeiffer defeated West Virginia State 96-81 Saturday afternoon to win the 2007 Bobby Lutz Invitaional Tournament. The game was tied at halftime but the Falcons turned it up in the second half and pulled away for a fifteen point victory. |
West Virginia State came out and took an early lead. With 11 minutes to go they held a 25-16 advantage.
A Jeff Pettiway lay-up plus a free throw sparked a 7-0 Falcon run.
With Pfeiffer down 31-27 with seven minutes left until halftime Robert McGriff scored 4 straight points to tie the game.
An Alvin Slaton three -pointer with 3:40 to go gave Pfeifer a 37-36 lead.
At halftime the game was tied at 43.
West Virginia State grabbed an early lead in he second half but the Falcons fought back and when Logan Call hit a "3" the game was tied at 53 with 15:50 to go.
A 5-0 Falcon run gave them a 62-57 lead with 13 minutes to go.
Clyde Chapman hit a lay-up and free throw to give Pfeiffer a ten point lead at 70-60 with just under twelve minutes to go.
Pfeiffer continued their strong play and when Thomas Carr hit a three-pointer with 1:37 to go to give the Falcons a 95-81 lead, the game was effectively over.
Pfeiffer won 96-81.
Robert McGriff had 22 points to lead Pfeiffer. Chris Woods had 16. Craig Thomas led with 7 rebounds. Wade Pidock led West Virginia State with 29 points and 11 reounds.
Pfeiffer outrebounded their opponent 48-32 for the game.
Bobby Lutz Invitational All-Tournament Team
Clyde Chapman-Pfeiffer (MVP)
Wade Pidock-West Virginia State
Tim Contee-West Virginia State
Jordan Skinner-Mars Hill