CENTRAL, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan women's basketball snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 73-70 win over Pfeiffer on Wednesday night.
The Warriors defeated the Falcons for the second time this season, outscoring Pfeiffer 9-4 over the final 2:51 to overcome a 66-64 deficit. SWU led most of the first half and took a 35-27 into halftime.
The lead grew to 10 in the second half as Bri Seda hit a three with 16:15 to play. After Pfeiffer answered with a three of their own from Meg Pritchard, Seda connected on another to put the lead back into double digits. A triple by Brooke Strickland minutes later pushed the margin out to a game-high 13.
Pfeiffer stormed back with a 17-2 run over the next six minutes to take a 56-54 lead with 8:09 to play. The Falcons pushed the lead out to 59-54 before a free throw from Chelsie Waters broke the scoreless drought at 3:43.
The Warriors trailed for the next three minutes before Christiana Perkins connected on her lone three of the game to tie the score at 64-64. Pritchard scored a layup to put Pfeiffer back up 66-64 before Shyla Coleman started a 6-0 run for the Warriors.
SWU led by four, 70-66, with 1:00 to play but Pfeiffer's Brianna Jones made two free throws to cut the margin back to two with 56 seconds to play. Waters stepped to the line with 21 seconds and made both free throws.
Pfeiffer's Dajea Scott connected on a fast break to cut the lead back down to two with 11 seconds left. Bri Seda connected on one of two free throws to push the lead back to three at 73-70 with just under five seconds left. The final three from inside half court went clanging off the backboard.
Seda led all players with 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting. The senior made all three 3-point attempts and also grabbed seven rebounds. Waters added 17 points and a team-high four assists while Coleman scored 15 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. Perkins added seven points and seven rebounds.
The Warriors shot 46.7 percent (28 of 60) from the floor and made 7 of 16 from long range. The Warriors out rebounded the Falcons 37-33. Both teams grabbed 12 offensive rebounds.
The Warriors hit the road on Saturday as they visit Emmanuel for a 2 p.m. tip. The Lions won the season's first meeting 80-57 back on Jan. 17.