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Monday, March 2, 2009
RESULTS VS. ANDERSON - CONFERENCE 1ST RND. (2009-03-02 00:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaker of a loss to end their season on Tuesday evening. The #4 Falcons fell to the visiting #5 Trojans of Anderson University 102-101 in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas tournament. A last minute layup attempt bounced wasn’t enough for the Falcons’ who season came to an end. Anderson moves on to the Conference Carolinas semifinals on Wednesday.
As predicted, both Pfeiffer and Anderson came out strong in the first 20 minutes of play. It was obvious to see that each team was prepared to battle for the win and the battle was going to start when the first whistle blew. The score seesawed for the first 10 minutes of the game until it looked as if Pfeiffer would pull away. James Crowder (High Point, NC) contributed seven points off of two field goals and one three-pointer to bring the Falcons up to a 15 point lead with six and a half minutes to go in the half.
Despite Pfeiffer’s surge, Anderson proceeded to chip away at their deficit with field goals from Jamelle Lowery (Stanley, NC) and Kevis Cornwell (York, SC) to bring the score to 48-49 in favor of the Trojans. A three-pointer from Robert McGriff (Lancaster, SC) with 40 seconds to go gave the Falcons a 51-48 lead going into the break.
The first six minutes of the second half was reminiscent of the beginning of the game with the teams trading the lead. However, at the 14 minute mark the Falcons went on a run that resulted in a 14 point lead, 77-63. Jeff Pettiway (Edgewood, MD) sank a three-pointer and Chris Donald (Randolph, MA) hit two to contribute to the lead. Donald also added in a free throw and a field goal to the mix.
The Trojans went on to prove that no lead, no matter the size, would be safe in this game. The Falcons maintained at least a ten point lead until the eight minute mark, but from that point on the athleticism of Anderson began to take a toll. Pfeiffer battled, but the Trojans were able to narrow the gap to one point with 3:35 left in the game.
In the last 1:30 with the score at 96-98 in favor of the Trojans, the two teams traded points and the excitement and tension mounted. A Jarret Johnson (Greensboro, NC) field goal for the Trojans was matched by one from McGriff for the Falcons. McGriff followed with a successful free throw after being fouled on the play. Anderson’s Nick Trull (Charlotte, NC) responded with a field goal. Chris Woods (Thomasville, NC) swapped points with Trull again.
Two missed free throws with nine seconds to go left Pfeiffer down 102-101. One last drive to the basket had everyone holding their breath. Unfortunately for the Falcons, the shot did not connect and the final buzzer sounded with the score remaining 102-101 to the Trojans.
Pfeiffer out rebounded the Trojans 39-33. The Falcons shot 52.1 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from behind the arc. The Trojans edged out Pfeiffer from the field shooting 54.9 percent. They were 37.5 percent from three-point range.
Chris Donald led the Falcon offense with 26 points, one assist, and one steal. He was 8-for-12 from the field and made 3-of-4 three point attempts. He also grabbed five rebounds. Chris Woods contributed 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal. James Crowder added 14 points and three steals, while Jeff Pettiway had nine points and three assists.
Anderson’s Nick Trull led all scorers with 27 points. Kevin Cornwell contributed 19, while Brandon Young (Belmont, NC), Jamelle Lowery, and Stephen Cobb (Raleigh, NC) each had 12. Jarrett Johnson was just shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.Pfeiffer Athletics Basketball - Game Box Score Pfeiffer University Falcons vs. Anderson Trojans Date: 03/03/2009 Time: 7:00 PM Site: Misenheimer, NC Attendance: Unknown Visitors: Anderson Trojans ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 3 Trey Britton F 3/3 0/0 3/5 9 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 22:14 4 Nick Trull G 11/18 2/7 3/3 27 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 21:00 5 * Kevis Cornwell G 7/13 1/1 4/4 19 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 30:08 12 Jamelle Lowery G 4/8 0/1 4/5 12 0 2 2 3 4 4 0 1 25:17 15 * Brandon Young G 5/8 0/1 2/2 12 1 0 1 5 2 4 1 0 14:02 22 Jonathan Mattox G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4:46 23 * Jarret Johnson G 5/8 1/2 0/0 11 4 5 9 0 1 5 0 7 34:37 30 Ryan Freeman G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 31 Andrew Driver G 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 32 Quinton Baines C 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3:12 33 Stoney Hill F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 34 Josh Beale F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 44 * Stephen Cobb F 4/11 2/4 2/4 12 3 5 8 3 0 2 1 0 30:14 50 * Taylor Shugart F 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 3 5 0 0 1 1 14:30 Team 2 2 4 Totals 39/71 6/16 18/23 102 12 21 33 21 10 17 4 11 200 Total FG 1st Half 22/35 62.9% 2nd Half 17/36 47.2% Game 39/71 54.9% 3 PT FG 1st Half 3/8 37.5% 2nd Half 3/8 37.5% Game 6/16 37.5% Free Throws 1st Half 2/2 100% 2nd Half 16/21 76.2% Game 18/23 78.3% Home: Pfeiffer University Falcons ## Name P FG 3 Pt FT PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST TO BS ST MIN 0 * Chris Woods F 8/9 0/0 1/2 17 4 3 7 2 2 3 0 1 22:29 1 Jeff Pettiway G 3/6 3/6 0/0 9 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 21:18 4 Danny Cummins G 2/6 0/3 1/1 5 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 18:38 5 * Davon Gilliard G 3/4 1/1 0/0 7 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 18:33 13 Athalie Rivera F 0/0 0/0 2/2 2 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 1 17:31 14 Trumaine Johnson G 2/6 1/3 0/0 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 7:05 15 * Alvin Slaton G 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 8:06 20 Chris Donald F 8/12 3/4 7/10 26 2 3 5 5 1 1 0 1 14:48 22 * Mike Davidson G 1/3 1/3 0/0 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 14:31 24 Derrick Truesdale G 2/4 0/0 2/4 6 3 3 6 0 3 2 0 2 14:53 30 Lamar Bradbury F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP 33 * Robert McGriff G 3/9 0/1 1/1 7 2 2 4 1 4 3 0 1 24:20 45 James Crowder F 5/10 4/6 0/2 14 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 3 17:48 31 Brandon Fontes F 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNP Team 3 3 6 Totals 37/71 13/28 14/22 101 17 22 39 21 17 22 0 11 200 Total FG 1st Half 18/33 54.5% 2nd Half 19/38 50.0% Game 37/71 52.1% 3 PT FG 1st Half 5/13 38.5% 2nd Half 8/15 53.3% Game 13/28 46.4% Free Throws 1st Half 10/14 71.4% 2nd Half 4/8 50.0% Game 14/22 63.6% And PU And PU And PU Free Throw Pts 18 14 3Pt Points 18 39 Pts/Possession 1.19 1.19 Pts off Turnovers 29 20 2nd Chance Points 8 13 Pts off Bench 48 67 Total Rebounds 33 39 Team Rebounds 4 6 Dead Ball Reb 3 4 Off Rebound % 35.3 44.7 Def Rebound % 55.3 64.7 Total Rebound % 45.8 54.2 3Pt Efficiency -2.5 +9.2 Def. Stops 43 39 Pts/Shot 1.24 1.23 Technical Fouls And None PU None Officials Unknown 1st Half 2nd Half OT 1 OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 Total Anderson Trojans 49 53 0 0 0 0 102 Pfeiffer University Falcons 51 50 0 0 0 0 101 Largest Lead PU 40 And 25 (15 pts) Lead Changes 15 Number of Ties 6 Comments: None CyberSports for Basketball - http://www.cybersportsUSA.com