MISENHIEMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer University Falcons defeated Lees-McRae College, 124-65, in the Bobcats men's basketball Conference Carolinas opener Tuesday night.
Pfeiffer opened the game on a 19-0 run before Jeremy Helms hit a free throw and went on to score the first nine points and 13 of the team's first half 19 points. Pfeiffer took a 56-19 lead into the half time.
The Falcons were 59 percent from the floor and a whopping 70 percent from behind the arc, while the Bobcats were 25 percent from field goal range and 37 percent from three.
In the second half, the Bobcats offense scored 46 points, but Pfeiffer responded with 68 points to win the game 124-65.
Lees-McRae improved to 59 percent in the second half from the floor and 62 percent from three, and Pfeiffer was 68 percent from the floor and 57 percent from three-point range in the half.
Sam Youse scored 16 points to lead the Bobcats, and Helms added 15 points. Josh Kurtz and Stephen Haymer collected four rebounds, and Daniel Sepokas had five assists.
Sixty of Pfeiffer's 124 points came from three-point range.
Lees-McRae will travel to St. Andrews Saturday, December 5th for their next game with tipoff set for 4 p.m.