|Pfeiffer Falls to Tusculum|
|Saturday, 17 November 2007|
|GREENEVILLE, Tenn. –Tusculum College women’s basketball team defeated Pfeiffer 83-71 Saturday in the final game of the Greene County Express Lady Pioneer Classic. Pfeiffer is now 1-1 on the season. |
The Pioneers hit first with and 8-0 lead until Ashelle Athill hit a jumper bringing the Falcons into the game. TC maintained the lead at 15-9 until a foul shot by Domonique China that sent Pfeiffer on a five-point run. At a 16-16 game, the Pioneers took off on a 7-2 point run for the 25-18 lead. TC continued to control the first half ending with a lay up by Brittni Oliver for the 47-33 lead.
Tusculum controlled the second half of the game, with the largest lead being 15 points (61-46). The Falcons closed in on the Pioneers with the smallest deficit being eight points, but could not retaliate.
Tusculum finished with a 56.4% shooting average while Pfeiffer finished with a 36.4%.
Shanee Purnell had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Falcons, teammate Laura Brittingham added 18 points.
Pfeiffer will next play Monday night when they travel to Raleigh to take on St. Augustine for a 5:30 pm game.
Brittingham was named to the All-Classic Team after scoring 43 points in the two games.
GREENE COUNTY EXPRESS ALL-CLASSIC TEAM
MVP: Kat Spears (Tusculum)
Holly Krogman (Brevard)
Asheka Hudson (Livingstone)
Lauren Brittingham (Pfeiffer)
Ashli Oliver (Tusculum)