MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Pfeiffer University women's basketball team reached the century mark with a 100-73 win over the Coker Lady Cobras on Monday night in Conference Carolinas women's basketball action. The Lady Falcons had six players score in double figures to keep them undefeated in conference play at 5-0 and 5-5 overall, while Coker falls to 2-8 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
Down by four on four separate occasions in the first half, the Lady Falcons used a jumper by Charlotte Fuller (Moorestown, N.J.) and layup by Domonique China to cut the deficit in half. Brittany Cox (Winston-Salem, N.C.) gave Pfeiffer its first lead of the night on a three-pointer at 14:23, then the lead for good with a pair of free throws two minutes later.
In the second half, Jamila Harris (Danville, Va.) gave the Lady Falcons their largest lead of the game with a three-ball of her own, that put the hosts up 23 at 67-44. Playing with just 11 players, the Lady Falcons wore down the short-staffed Lady Cobras holding that double-digit lead for the remainder of the second half.
Harris led all scorers with 24 points and five rebounds, with Fuller and China each had 15 points with Fuller grabbing eight rebounds and China pulling down seven. Cox added a dozen points, while Kellie Rhoney (Catawba, N.C.) and Christina Harvey (Locust Grove, Va.) had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Devona Knight (Woodbridge, Va.) nearly gave the Falcons their seventh player in double figures and came just short of a double-double, scoring nine points with 11 rebounds.
Coker was led by Henna Koponen's (Vantaa, Finland) 19 points and six rebounds, while Jasmine Alston (Sumter, S.C.) had 17 points and five rebounds. Lotta Aaltonen (Rauma, Finland) had 15 points and four rebounds to help the Lady Cobras.
Pfeiffer dominated the floor that included 44 points in the paint, while shooting 58.7 percent from the field, compared to Coker's mire 35.6 percent from the floor.
Coker and Pfeiffer both return to action on Wednesday, when the Falcons travel to Barton College and the Lady Cobras host Mount Olive College. Both games are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tip-offs.