CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Pfeiffer women's basketball team (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season in a 65-61 defeat at Johnson & Wales (8-3) on Thursday evening. A'Mya McClain was Pfeiffer's leading scorer, dropping 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
The Wildcats had four players score in double figures, with three players notching 12 points.
The Wildcat defense held Pfeiffer to 21-for-67 shooting (31.3 percent) from the field and 2-of-19 (10.5 percent) from beyond the arc. Additionally, Johnson & Wales forced 25 Pfeiffer turnovers and turned those to 22 points on the other end.
Johnson & Wales held a 42-38 advantage on the boards and 32-22 lead in points in the paint.
Jaquana Pauling (12 pts, 10 reb) and Ineesha Hankerson (12 pts, 12 reb) each notched double-doubles for the Wildcats who are ranked No. 2 nationally in the USCAA poll.
Pfeiffer returns to action with a home game against Columbia (S.C) on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. That game will be just Pfeiffer's second home game of the season but will begin a four-game homestand for the Falcons.