Misenheimer, N.C. -- It was another strong performance for the Pfeiffer women's basketball team as they defeated William Peace 86-71 to improve to 16-3 on the season and 11-0 at home. The Falcons were led by Sydni Bickford, who scored a career high 33 points on the afternoon. Bickford broke her previous career high she set just a week ago against Greensboro when she put up 29 points. For the game, Bickford shot 6-13 from long range and 56 percent from the floor.
Senior Dajea Scott had her second straight game with 10 assists as she continues her great play at the point guard position. Grayson Harris came through with a big performance, earning a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Brina Bentley also scored in double figures with 10 points and shot 50 percent from the field.
Pfeiffer created separation by tripling up on the Pacers in the second quarter, outscoring them 28-7. The quarter was led by Bickford and Harris, who scored 7 points each. William Peace shot just 18 percent in the period, while the Falcons shot 35 percent.
Pfeiffer held the advantage in the paint, outscoring the Pacers 30-28 and out-rebounding them 58-46. The Falcons also won the turnover battle by forcing 24 turnovers on the afternoon. One of the biggest advantages Pfeiffer had on the day was their bench play, as they outscored the Pacers' bench 22-0.
Leading the way for William Peace was Jayde Grant. Grant scored 23 points and shot 7-16 from the floor. Mikayla Ray also put up 20 points and brought down 18 rebounds on the contest.
Pfeiffer hits the floor again on Saturday as they travel to Mary Baldwin to play the Fighting Squirrels. Tip off is scheduled for 2:00.