Misenheimer, NC---On Senior Night the Falcons of Pfeiffer defeated Coker 71-68 in Conference Carolinas women's basketball action.  Pfeiffer used an early 8-0 run to gain command in the second half and held on for the victory.  Shanee' Purnell led the Falcons with 16 points.  Pfeiffer is now 10-14 overall on the season and 7-10 in the conference.  Coker falls to 5-19 and 4-13.

The game was close early on and Pfeiffer held a one point lead at 14-13 when Ashelle Athill scored four straight points to give Pfeiffer an 18-13 lead with seven minutes left unil halftime.

Coker came back with a 7-0 run to take a 21-20 lead with 5:40 to go.

Shanee' Purnell hit a lay-up at the halftime buzzer to tie the game at 32.

A Falcon 8-0 run gave Pfeiffer a 44-35 lead with 16:58 left.

Coker fought back and cut the Pfeiffer lead to 54-52 with 7:40 to go but Athill came back with a driving lay-up plus free throw to build the lead to 57-52.

Kalee Smith hit a fifteen foot jumper to give he Falcons a 66-57 advantage with 3:20 left.

The Falcons hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold on to a 71-68 win.  This was the third win in a row for the Falcons.

Purnell led Pfeiffer with 16 points.  Kalee Smith added 10 points and 9 rebounds.  Ashelle Athill had 11 points and 3 assists.

Pfeiffer will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Anderson for a 2:00 pm game.