Tyler Waddell - Sports Information Graduate Assistant
MISENHEIMER, NC – The Pfeiffer University women's basketball team was outmatched at home against Limestone on Saturday, falling to the Saints in an 84-47 decision. With the loss, the Falcons drop to 8-16 (6-14 Conference Carolinas) on the season, while LC improves to 23-3 (19-1) and remains in sole possession of first place in the conference standings.
The Falcons were paced in scoring by Meg Pritchard's 13 points. Ariana Tillman and Kayla Whitworth each chipped in seven points, and Lauren Janka finished with a team-high seven rebounds and three blocks. Limestone was led by D2CCA first-team All-American Jasmine Kearse, who totaled a game-best 16 points and six assists.
Pfeiffer took an early 9-7 lead five minutes into the game courtesy of a pair of buckets and a free throw from Pritchard, a 1-of-2 trip at the line by Dajea Scott, and a made three-point shot by Bethany Sarson. However, the Saints responded with a 31-9 run over the next 14 minutes to take a commanding 38-18 lead at the half. Though they played solid defense, the Falcons were victims of an eight-minute scoring drought in the second quarter and were held to just 3-of-24 shooting at the midway point.
Limestone opened the third quarter with a 12-4 run to increase its lead to 28 at 50-22 and did not look back, outscoring the Falcons by 17 in the final 20 minutes – shooting over 70 percent from the field in the final frame – to close out the game with a decisive win.
Pfeiffer had eight different scorers in the second half but could not slow down Limestone's playmakers, as it finished with four players in double figures and out-assisted the Falcons 16-5. LC's bench was extremely productive with 35 points, compared to the Falcons' 19.
Two games remain on the regular season schedule before the Quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament begin on Feb. 27 – Pfeiffer will travel to Converse this Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and then host Belmont Abbey in Merner Gymnasium next Friday, Feb. 24.
March 2, 2017 Pritchard Earns Second Team All-Conference Honors
March 1, 2017 Eight Total Selected To The Academic All-Conference Team
February 27, 2017 Pfeiffer Drops 69-52 Loss to Limestone in CC Tournament Quarterfinals
February 24, 2017 Falcons Drop 68-63 Decision to Belmont Abbey on Senior Night
February 21, 2017 Bickford's Career-High Not Enough as Falcons Fall to Converse, 81-73
February 18, 2017 Pfeiffer Downed By Limestone, 84-47
February 15, 2017 Pfeiffer Falls On the Road to Belmont Abbey, 64-52
February 11, 2017 Pfeiffer Earns Tough Win Over Converse Behind Pritchard's 32 Points
February 7, 2017 Pfeiffer Drops 72-59 Home Contest to Barton
February 4, 2017 Falcons Come Away With Overtime Victory at Erskine
February 1, 2017 Falcons Fall At Barton, 81-74
January 28, 2017 Cold Shooting In Fourth Quarter Leads To Falcons Loss
January 27, 2017 Pritchard Scores 1,000th Career Point but Falcons Fall to King
January 24, 2017 Tillman's Late 3-Pointer Completes Pfeiffer Comeback Against SWU
January 21, 2017 Hot Shooting By Mount Olive Downs Falcons
January 18, 2017 Falcons Fall At Home To North Greenville, 60-47
January 16, 2017 Fourth Quarter Rally Earns Falcons A 74-67 Victory Over Emmanuel
January 14, 2017 Falcons Stumble at Limestone, 66-65
January 10, 2017 Bickford Scores Career High but Falcons Fall Short
January 7, 2017 Pfeiffer Overmatched At King
January 6, 2017 Falcons Claw Past Bobcats, 74-65
December 18, 2016 Pfeiffer Falls to Briar Cliff, 79-66
December 17, 2016 Pritchard's 35 Points Leads Falcons Past Wildcats
December 15, 2016 Falcons Fall Short In Fourth Quarter Comeback at Emmanuel
November 29, 2016 Pfeiffer Drops First Contest of 2016 Season
November 28, 2016 Pritchard Wins Conference Carolinas Player of the Week Award
November 22, 2016 Falcons Dominate SWU To Improve to 2-0
November 15, 2016 Pfeiffer Cruises Against Meredith
November 11, 2016 Pfeiffer Upsets Division I N.C. Central in Season Opener
October 27, 2016 Women's Basketball Picked to Finish Ninth in Preseason Poll
August 16, 2016 Women's Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule