FERRUM, VA – Senior Josh Calhoun stayed red-hot as the Pfeiffer men's basketball team (7-0) ran its win streak to seven in a row to open the 2017-18 campaign with a dominant 103-62 victory over Ferrum (2-7) on Wednesday night. Calhoun followed up his 46-point outburst on Saturday with a 30-point showing tonight as the Rockingham, NC native went 9-of-12 from the field and 8-of-11 from long range. Over his last two contests, Calhoun has converted a staggering 18 3-pointers.
The win is Pfeiffer's fifth of 30 points or more on the season as the Falcons continue to take the USA South Athletic Conference by storm. On average, the Falcons have won their seven games by 39.9 points a night.
Jevon Patton added 19 points off the bench for the Falcons and has scored in double-digits in five straight contests. For the season, Patton is shooting 42.9 percent from long range and is scoring 16.3 points a game.
Brian Harper and Marcus Sawyers each added nine points, while Brendan Jones added seven points, four rebounds, and four assists. On the night, 11 different players found their way into the scoring column.
Defensively, Pfeiffer forced Ferrum into 31 turnovers and the Pfeiffer press is forcing 36 turnovers per game on the season.
After connecting on 20 three-pointers as a team against William Peace, Pfeiffer netted 19 more triples tonight on 39 attempts (48.7 percent). From the charity stripe, Pfeiffer went 10-of-12 (83.3 percent) and the Falcons shot 37-70 (52.9 percent) from the field.
Pfeiffer posted a season-high 29 assists in the victory, led by six from Eric Ambrosio. In addition to 11 players scoring on the night, 11 players recorded at least one assist in the blowout.
Pfeiffer has topped the 100-point plateau in all seven of their games on the season and are averaging 116.6 points a game.
The Panthers were led by 17 points from Marcus Huff and 13 points from Rashad Reed.
Pfeiffer looks to make it eight straight W's on Saturday when they host Berea at 4 p.m. The last time Pfeiffer started 8-0 on the season was back in the 2006-07 campaign.