Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications
MISENHEIMER, N.C. -- Pfeiffer Head Coach Jeremy Currier earned a milestone victory in Pfeiffer's (4-0) 129-73 dismantling of Carolina Christian (6-7) on Sunday afternoon. The win was number 100 in the young coaching career of Currier with 93 of those wins coming as the leader of the Falcons program.
Pfeiffer outclasses the Centurions on this day, forcing the visitors into 46 turnovers, including 14 from Artavius Love. The Falcons recorded 21 steals on the afternoon and came just shy of tying the program record for most 3-pointers in a game with 19. Last year's Falcons set the record for most triples in a game with 21 against Lees-McRae on Jan. 28.
Pfeiffer went 41-for-80 from the field, shooting 51.2 percent. From long range, the Falcons converted 48.7 percent and were tremendous from the charity stripe. Pfeiffer went 28-for-31 from the line, good for 90.3 percent.
Pfeiffer held a 35-33 edge in rebounding and recorded 26 assists.
A day after setting a career-high with 18 points, guard Brendan Jones topped that number with a new high of 20 points. Jones was 7-of-15 from the field and went 5-of-11 from long range while adding four assists, three steals and two rebounds. Senior Jevon Patton, a transfer from USC Aiken, had a season-high 25 points and with four assists and three steals. Patton was 9-for-11 from the free throw line and 6-for-12 from the field.
Marcus Sawyers continued to be one of the most efficient players in the nation, scoring 12 points on seven shots. For the season, Sawyers is shooting 75.9 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from three point land.
Brian Harper added 19 points and hit all six of his free throws to go with four steals and two assists. Josh Calhoun contributed 17 points and Nolan Whitener added a season-high 10 points and five boards.
Love led the visitors with 30 points and added five assists. Josh Grace was the only other player in double figures for Carolina Christian, scoring 14 points and grabbing six boards.
Currier, who won Conference Carolinas and Southeast Regional Coach of the Year accolades, has won 30 of his last 35 contests after guiding the Falcons to a 26-5 season last year and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Currier started his career with a season at Daniel Webster in 2007 and won seven games before coming to Misenheimer. He has the Falcons averaging a ridiculous 123.5 points per game this season after leading all of Division I and II a season ago with 104.3 points per game. This marks the second straight year the Falcons have started 4-0. Pfeiffer won their first seven games a year ago.
Pfeiffer returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Greensboro College for a 7:30 p.m. matchup. Pfeiffer is 6-1 all-time against Greensboro with the most recent meeting coming in 1976.