All-Stars Basketball open their account with a win against Pfeiffer
Spartanburg, SC – It was more of the new and less of the old as the Converse All-Stars recorded their first win of the season with a hard-fought 53-49 win against Pfeiffer Saturday night. The All-Stars were led by an inspired freshman Sydney Brown (Myrtle Beach, SC) who led all scorers with 17 points including 5 for 7 from the three point line.
The first half was a defensive struggle with both sides working to assert themselves against two smothering defenses and it would be Tamara Clay (Willow Springs, NC) that would emerge as the power on both ends of the court with 4 points, 4 rebounds and a constant threat against the dribble. Brown would finish the first half perfect from the field and free-throw line with 8 points.
Trailing by two at halftime, the All-Stars did not repeat their last game performance although Pfeiffer did establish a 7 point lead with ten minutes remaining in the game. Najja Moon (Durham, NC) and Cathy Jennings (Fayetteville, NC) contributed 8 and 6 points respectively and it would be Jennings would tie the game at 47 with 1:29 to play.
The star of the second half would prove to be Lauren Mueller (Foley, AL) fresh from an All-CVAC volleyball season who had 10 points, 3 blocks and 3 crucial free throws to seal the game in the final 9 seconds for the All-Stars. Brown hit a three pointer with 39 seconds remaining to give Converse a 50-49 lead that they would not relinquish despite two missed Pfeiffer three-pointers in the final 15 seconds.
With the loss Pfeiffer drops to 3-1 on the season and return to action Tuesday when they host Barton at 6:30pm. The All-Stars improve to 1-4 and are on the road Monday at Erskine for 6:00pm tip-off.