Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications
RALEIGH, N.C. – In their first game against a USA South Athletic Conference opponent as a Division III program, the Pfeiffer women's basketball team (2-0) easily dispatched William Peace by a final score of 92-55 on Monday evening. The Falcons broke team records for most steals (26) and most shot attempts (95) in the one-sided victory.
Senior point guard Dajea Scott came close to the programs fourth-ever triple-double, finishing with nine points, nine assists and seven steals. The assists and steals mark a career-high for the Burlington, N.C. native.
Junior shooting guard Sydni Bickford led the Falcons with 17 points and knocked down five three pointers. A'Mya McClain added 11 points and six rebounds, while center Grayson Harris finished with 10 points, seven boards and four blocked shots. Freshman Abby Waggoner came off the bench to pour in 14 points in just 11 minutes of action.
Every Falcon scored in the blowout victory over a William Peace team that was picked to finish fifth in the East Division of the USA South.
The Falcons topped the team record for most shots in a game in tonight's win. The previous mark of 92 against Erskine had stood since Nov. 25, 2008. The team also broke the record for most steals in a game which stood since 2007. Pfeiffer tied the record of 24 steals in the season opener but broke the mark with 26 thefts tonight.
Pfeiffer held a dominant 62-45 advantage on the boards, including a 31-13 advantage on the offensive glass. The Falcons exploded for 30 points in the fourth quarter, the highest point total in a quarter since college basketball went to the quarter system in 2015-16.
The pressure defense of Pfeiffer forced William Peace into 37 turnovers and held the Pacers to just 19-for-60 (23.1 percent) shooting in the contest.
The Falcons move to 2-0 for the second consecutive season.
Pfeiffer looks to stay hot when they return to action on Wednesday night in an exhibition game at Division I Furman. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.