MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Senior guard Josh Calhoun had one of the greatest games in Pfeiffer basketball history, dropping 46 points to lead the Falcons (6-0) to a 43-point win over William Peace (2-7) on New Year's Eve inside Merner Gym. Calhoun came just four points shy of tying Tony Smith's all-time mark of 50 points in a game and he tied the program mark for most made 3-pointers in a game with 10.
"I've been in the game and working hard," said Calhoun following the game. "We shoot 300 three's a day and someday's I shoot more so when I got the ball tonight I shot it with confidence and let my hard work show."
Calhoun did all his damage in 31 minutes of action. His final stat line saw him shoot 16-of-25 from the field, 10-of-17 from long range and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. On top of his 46 points, Calhoun added six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks on the evening.
Despite playing just 13 minutes in the second half because of the blowout, Calhoun had an unbelievable final 20 minutes. Going into the break, Calhoun had 17 points but he erupted for 29 points in the second half, just three points shy of the all-time mark for most points in a half. The Rockingham, N.C. native went 10-for-13 in the second half and dropped 29 points with seven made 3-pointers on 10 attempts.
Calhoun's last basket came with 6:47 to play when Craig Sabb found Calhoun for his 10th and final three pointer. That shot actually gave Calhoun more points than the entire William Peace team at that point as Pfeiffer lead 85-44.
The last time someone made 10 triples in a game for Pfeiffer came back in 2001 when Jay Moody accomplished the same feat. Leon Purdue ('93) and Tony Smith ('92) also hit 10 threes in a game. Smith's mark of 50 points in a game against Belmont Abbey in 1992 still stands.
Calhoun now has 1,280 career points with 19 regular season games remaining. He ranks 23rd all-time and has a chance to skyrocket up the charts in his final season in Misenheimer.
Jevon Patton added 17 points for the Falcons and knocked down five threes. As a team, Pfeiffer went 20-for-57 from long range, just one from tying the program record of 21 threes which was set last season.
With the 106 points scored tonight, Pfeiffer has topped the century mark in all six games this year and is averaging 118.8 points per night.
The Falcons shot 48.8 percent from the field and held the Pacers to just 5-of-24 from behind the arc. Despite being undersized, the Falcons dominated the boards, outrebounding the visitors 50-32.
This mark the latest blowout win for Pfeiffer this year as the Falcons six wins have come by an average of 38 points per game.
In the calendar year of 2017, Pfeiffer owned a 24-4 record and topped the 100-point mark 19 times.
William Peace was led by Trey Bryant who scored 20 points on the night and went 7-for-8 from the field.
The Falcons return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Ferrum at 7:30 p.m.