PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their season with a solid performance at Alderson Broaddus University in the first ever Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) meet. The Tornado set four program highs and nearly posted their highest meet score in program history, but the Battlers took the meet 267.525-260.850.
FINAL SCORE: Alderson Broaddus 267.525, King 260.850
LOCATION: Rex Pyle Arena; Philippi, W.Va.
RECORDS: King 0-1, 0-1 ECAC; Alderson Broaddus 1-0, 1-0 ECAC
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado got off to one of the best starts in program history, setting a program record with a compulsory score of 37.25. King also matched a program best with a toss heat score of 9.85.
- However, the Battler scored 37.95 to take the lead.
- King cut into their deficit in the next two events, scoring 28.85 points in the acro event while Alderson Broaddus scored 28.40 points.
- In the pyramid event, the Tornado outscored Alderson Broaddus 28.95-28.65.
- At halftime, King held a slim 95.05-95.00 advantage.
- Following halftime, King scored 28.10 points in the toss event, including a program best 9.50 points in heat one. The Tornado outscored the Battlers who tallied 28.00 points in the event.
- In the tumbling event, King scored 50.400 points, including a program high of 9.50 points in the aerial pass.
- However, Alderson Broaddus scored 50.725, making the score 173.725-173.550 in favor of the Battlers going into the last event, the team routine.
- Up first, King posted a score of 87.30 points, giving the Tornado a meet score of 260.850, their second highest score in program history.
- However, Alderson Broaddus scored 93.80 in the team routine to take the meet 267.525-260.850.
- King returns to action on February 26 at Fairmont State University. The meet is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. in Fairmont, W.Va.
- Alderson Broaddus next hosts Gannon University on February 26.