Pfeiffer Men's Basketball Earns First Win 108-99 Over Hampden-Sydney
Lynchburg, Va. (Nov. 17, 2019) – The Pfeiffer University men's basketball team had four players score in double-figures while putting together a solid shooting effort in a 108-99 win over Hampden-Sydney in Lynchburg, Va. on Sunday afternoon.
The Falcons put together a 56.9% (37-of-65) outing from the field while hitting 13 three-pointers. Pfeiffer was also proficient from the free throw line, converting 21-of-28 attempts for 75%.
Craig Sabb (Goose Creek, S.C.) had the hot hand for the Falcons, as he was 9-of-10 from the field, and was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line. He also grabbed three rebounds and had three assists in the win.
Jamaal David (Clinton, Md.) also had a good afternoon, finishing with 23 points and six rebounds. David went 11-of-13 from the line and was 5-of-9 from the field with a pair of three pointers with six rebounds.
Sean Scott (Waldorf, Md.) had a team-best seven rebounds to go with his 16 points. Scott was perfect from the field with an 8-of-8 outing and had a steal in the win.
Rounding out the double-digit scorers was Josiah Avington (Fredericksburg, Va.), as he had 15 points, all coming from three point range, as he was 5-of-12 on the day. He also had a rebound and a pair of assists.
The Falcons used a 12-3 run to go ahead 24-21 at the 7:57 mark, but H-SC battled back with an 11-5 run of its own to lead 32-29 with 4:45 left. after back-to-back baskets from Wyatt. The Tigers led 45-43 with 1:49 left in the half following two free throws but Pfeiffer closed with an 11-2 run to lead 54-47 at the intermission.
The Falcons extended the advantage to 60-49 early in the second half with 18:04 remaining. H-SC once-again fought back, this time with a 15-2 outburst to lead 64-62 at 16:08
Pfeiffer would then score 10 unanswered points to lead 86-79 at 8:30, extending the run to 16-2 for a 92-81 advantage with 7:21 remaining. H-SC continued to battle down the stretch, but could get no closer than 99-95 with 1:30 to play.
The win improves the Falcons to 1-2 on the season while Hampden-Sydney drops to 0-3.
Pfeiffer will play in their first home game of the season on Tuesday night, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. against Roanoke College.