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Late Surge Downs Valkyries On Road

Late Surge Downs Valkyries On Road

MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Trailing by two points heading into the final quarter, the Converse Basketball team was unable to fight off the late surge by Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas clash on the road Saturday evening, falling 69-60.


FINAL | Converse 60, Pfeiffer 69

LOCATION | Misenheimer, N.C.

RECORDS | Converse 4-18 (3-15), Pfeiffer 8-14 (6-12)


Keocia Walker led the Valkyries with a career-high 16 points.  Brianna James chipped in with 15 points. 

Paige Johnson grabbed a team-high six rebounds.  Keocia Walker dished out five assists.


1st Quarter

Both teams battled back and forth throughout the quarter while Pfeiffer gained the 16-13 edge after 10 minutes.

Abigail Lewis posted the first basket of the contest with a layup on the first possession of the game.  Brianna James gave the Valkyries a 5-4 lead after draining a triple.

Paige Johnson tallied a layup followed by another Brianna James knock down from behind the arc tied things at 10-all with 4:06 left in the quarter.

Pfeiffer went on a 6-0 run to lead 16-10 before Erin Horne hit a three for the final basket of the quarter.

2nd Quarter

Pfeiffer would extend their lead to 19-13, before Keocia Walker went on a 5-0 run alone.  Walker knocked down a trey and two from the stripe to cut the deficit to 19-18.

Keocia Walker would tie things up later in the quarter connecting on two from the stripe.

After a triple by the Falcons, Erin Horne would answer with a trey on the other end.  Brianna James would give the Valkyries their first lead of the quarter, 28-26, with a jumper and extended the Valkyries' lead with a triple on the next posession.

Pfeiffer answered the trey with a three of their own as Converse led 31-29 heading into the locker room.

3rd Quarter

Keocia Walker and Brianna James baskets kept the contest tied midway through the quarter at 36-all.

Converse and Pfeiffer would exchange leads and baskets for the rest of the quarter.  Tiffani Riggen knocked down a triple from the wing with 23 seconds left.  Pfeiffer led 51-47 heading into the final stanza.

4th Quarter

Pfeiffer opened the quarter on an 8-3 lead to give them a 59-50 cushion.  Dominique Hill connected from distance during the run.

Midway through the quarter, Pfeiffer extended their lead to double-figures after a triple.  Keocia Walker would score the final four points for the Valkyries from the stripe.

Pfeiffer would take the 69-60 victory.


Converse travels to North Greenville on Wednesday, February 15 for a Conference Carolinas battle.  Tip-off is at 5:30pm.