Pfeiffer women fall at home to Guilford
Published 1:03 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021
From the Pfeiffer University Sports Information Department:
The Pfeiffer University women’s basketball team missed their first five shots from the field and allowed Guilford to bolt to a 13-3 lead to start the game, eventually falling to the Quakers 67-49 at Merner Gym on Monday night.
As a team, Pfeiffer struggled, shooting just 19.5% (16-of-82) from the field and 14% (6-of-43) from long range.
The Falcons also were forced into 17 turnovers that translated to 19 points for the visiting Quakers.
Guilford also had a decidedly lopsided advantage on the boards, as they outrebounded the Falcons 80-52.
After leading 29-12 at the end of the first quarter, Guilford stretched the lead to 41-24 at halftime.
Guilford ked by 29 points (60-31) at the 9:19 mark of the fourth quarter. Pfeiffer would never trim the lead to fewer than 21 until a late basket by Brittany Mills (Lillington, N.C.) provided the 67-49 final.
Guilford had four players in double-figures with Lindsay Gauldin, Abby Kennedy, and Courtney McMillan each registering double-doubles. Gauldin had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kennedy finished with 10-points and 13 rebounds and McMillan scoring 11 while hauling in 12 rebounds.
J’La Hinson also had a good night for the Quakers, as she finished with 16 points.
The loss drops Pfeiffer to 1-1 on the season while Guilford secures their first win of the season, improving to 1-0.
Pfeiffer will look to shake off the rough outing on Wednesday, Nov. 17 when they host Virginia University of Lynchburg in a 7:00 p.m. game at Merner Gym.