Saturday, November 12, 2011

Livingstone wins Hwy. 52 Shootout Title over Pfeiffer

The Pfeiffer men's basketball team led by as much as seven in the first half and rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half, but Livingstone's Nasir Austin led the Blue Bears to the Hwy. 52 Shootout Title on Saturday evening at Livingston College.

Austin finished with 22 points, including an emphatic dunk with just under a minute left in the game to secure the win for the Blue Bears.

Danny Smith led Pfeiffer (1-1) with 20 points, 15 of which coming in the second half.

The taller Blue Bears outrebounded the Falcons 37-27 in the game and edged Pfeiffer in shooting percentage 47 to 43 to win the title of the third-annual pre-season tournament.

A full story and pics will appear in the Tuesday print edition.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

One last post!

Pfeiffer trails Duke 104-26 with 3:51 left in the game.

This will be my last post from the game. A short story on the game will appear on our website,, a few minutes after tonight's ball game.

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Shelley Reese

With all the huge Duke players out there, who gets a rebound among all the tall trees? Pfeiffer guard Shelley Reese, all 5'1" of her.

The Devils are about to break the century mark, leading 98-23 with 6:50 left in the game. Pfeiffer is just 2-of-15 in the second half and 8-for-38 overall in the game.

Duke posts another long run

After Carlisha Holivay's bucket for Pfeiffer at the 15:25 mark of the secon half, the Blue Devils have gone on an 18-0 run and lead 85-21 with 10:56 left in the second half.

Duke opens second half on fire

The Duke women jumped out to a 10-0 run to start the second half and lead 65-19, mostly on steals and transition offense. Of Duke's 65 points, 48 of them have come off of points in the paint, both layups in transition and the overwhelming size of the Devils' frontcourt.

First Half Ends

As they have all game long so far, the Duke Blue Devils women's squad scores in the paint as the buzzer sounds...53-16 Devils lead Pfeiffer at halftime. Halftime stats coming soon!

What a move!

Brittany Cox breaks through with a reverse-layup with four minutes left in the first half...a beautiful move! Duke calls a :30 timeout with 3:55 left in the first half leading 41-14.

Jodie Lemons hits again!

Pfeiffer freshman Jodie Lemons, who played her high school ball at North Stokes High School in Madison, NC, hit another three-pointer and has nine of the Falcons' 10 points. She is 3-of-4 from the field; the rest of the team is 0-for-10 so far.

Duke leads 33-10 with 7:34 left in the first half.

Duke extends lead to 21-6

Kellie Rohney got the Duke fans oohing and aahing with a killer crossover on Shay Selby, I think, but she didn't score.

Pfeiffer is just 2-of-8 from the field right now and has committed eight turnovers.

Duke is not shooting well from the field (8-of-18) but has six offensive rebounds and leads 21-26 with just over 11 minutes left inthe first half.

Duke leads 15-6 after four minutes

Pfeiffer three-pointer#33 Jodie Lemons, 16:40 left first half, 12-3 Duke

15:59, #33 Jodie Lemons ,3 pointer, 15-6 Duke.

Jodie Lemons has all 6 of Pfeiffer's points so timeout with 15:12 left in the first half, it's Duke ball, leading 15-6.

Pfeiffer - Duke 1st Half

8-0 duke run to start the game, four points for Chloe Wells, Pfeiffer calls a :30 timeout with 17:39 left in the first half.

Live from Press Row

Amazing to be sitting on press row at Cameron Indoor Stadium with 10 minutes to opening tip, with the stands far less than full, and it still feels hot as the dickens in here!

Duke has a huge size advantage over Pfeiffer, with several players well over six feet tall.

The Blue Devil mascot has the message "No Fly Zone" on his!

Game time!

Live at Cameron

I am sitting courtside on press row at Cameron Indoor Stadium with 37 minutes till tip off between the Pfeiffer women's basketball team and the Duke Blue Devils.

I will be sending updates all night...check back often!