Basketball Is Back With A Pair of Home Weekend Contests

Basketball Is Back With A Pair of Home Weekend Contests

WOMEN SATURDAY vs. Columbia (SC) – 2 p.m.
Live stats: http://gofalconsports.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20171230_llnq.xml
Live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbhUA1I_dXg

MEN SUNDAY vs. William Peace – 4 p.m.
Live stats: http://gofalconsports.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20171231_5w25.xml
Live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjXLcFwqgU

Basketball is back in the Village with a pair of games this weekend. The women's team (3-1) hosts Columbia (SC) at 2 p.m. Saturday and the men (5-0) play William Peace on Sunday at 4.

For the women's squad, Saturday represents just their second home game of the season with the first coming all the way back on Nov. 17. It will be Pfeiffer's first game since a 65-61 loss at Johnson & Wales on Dec. 14.

Pfeiffer features a balanced attack that has 10 players averaging at least four points per game. Sydni Bickford is the team's leading scorer, averaging 12.5 points per game. Center Grayson Harris leads the Falcons in rebounding, pulling down 8.8 boards per game, while point guard Dajea Scott leads the team with 6.5 assists per contest.

Pfeiffer is averaging 79.0 points per game, which would represent the third highest mark in program history. The highest scoring Falcon team of all time was the 2006-07 squad that averaged 83.0 points per contest.

The men are off to one of the hottest starts in the nation thanks to a historic offense and a tenacious press. The Falcons are averaging a ridiculous 121.4 points per game and have won their five games by an average of 37.6 points. The press has forced opponents into 40.4 turnovers per game, leading to 22.6 steals per contest by Pfeiffer.

The Falcons are shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 45.3 percent from long range. Six different players are scoring in double figures led by senior guard Josh Calhoun who is pouring in 23.2 points a game. Marcus Sawyers has been one of the most efficient players in the nation, shooting 80.5 percent from the field and 76.9 percent from long range on his way to a 17.2 point-per-game average.

With each team having a light schedule in the first semester, the action is about to pick up. The women play 21 contests over the next two months of the regular season, while the men have 20 more games.