Men's Basketball Torches N.C Wesleyan; Sets Program Record with 23 Made Threes

Men's Basketball Torches N.C Wesleyan; Sets Program Record with 23 Made Threes

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- The Pfeiffer men's basketball team was absolutely on fire on Saturday afternoon, torching N.C. Wesleyan 132-76. The Falcons buried a team-record 23 3-pointers on the night, led by a career-high nine by Blake Smith who finished with 27 points.

Smith, last week's ECAC South Rookie of the Week, missed time earlier in the season but is rounding into form as the regular season nears a conclusion. The freshman hit five threes in the first half and followed up with four more in the final 20 minutes.

Josh Calhoun added 24 points and knocked down four triples, while point guard Brian Harper had a career-high 10 boards. Jevon Patton (14), Eric Ambrosio (13) and Josiah Avington (10) all scored in double figures for Pfeiffer who topped 130 points for the second time this season.

With 329 3-pointers on the season, this Falcons squad ranks third in program history.

Defensively, Pfeiffer held N.C. Wesleyan to 34.9 percent shooting and just 21 percent from behind the arc.

The Battling Bishops entered play with a 13-3 record in USA South action and are the East Division Champions.

Pfeiffer had a 43-9 advantage in points off turnovers and its biggest lead of the night was 59 points.

Pfeiffer returns home on Sunday to take on Ferrum in a makeup of January's game that was snowed out. It is the second game of a three-game in three day stretch.