January 22, 2011

Hewitt posts career high in Tornado’s 101-59 win over ALC

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College used a career-high 32 points from Brian Hewitt in a 101-59 win over a visiting Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College squad Saturday.

Hewitt, a junior from Lexington, Ky., was 10-for-18 from the field and 8-for-14 from behind the three-point line for the career night. He was also 4-for-5 at the free throw line with three rebounds, four assists and three steals. His previous career high was a 21-point effort against Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) College a season ago. The 32 point game was also the most scored by a Tornado this season.

King established a 14-7 lead less than three minutes into the game, however Alice Lloyd rallied to take a 19-18 lead with 11:56 left in the half. The Tornado trailed by five, 23-18, after Alice Lloyd's 12-0 run that ended with 11:24 showing on the clock.

The home team scored five straight to tie things and the lead changed hands five times until King took a 29-28 lead with 8:20 to go in the half. The Tornado led from there on out. Hewitt used three points to put King in front at that point. The final lead change occurred as part of a 24-0 King spurt over an eight minute span. In the final 9:55 of the half Alice Lloyd only scored seven points.

After King had a 54-30 lead at halftime, the Tornado opened the half with nine straight points and did not look back. The closest Alice Lloyd would come was 28 in the final 13 minutes of the game.

Mark Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) chipped in 23 points and five assists.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) posted his sixth double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Michael Fortune dished out seven assists.

For the game King finished 35-for-80 (43.8 percent). The 80 attempts are the most in a game this season. Behind the three-point line the Tornado went 14-for-36 (38.9 percent) with a 17-for-22 (77.3 percent) effort at the free throw line.

Alice Lloyd was 22-for-54 (40.7 percent) overall and 9-for-22 (40.9 percent) from behind the arc.

King had 46 rebounds, compared to 36 for the visitors. Of the Tornado's rebounds, 20 were offensive which led to 17 second chance points.

The Tornado forced 32 turnovers, the most for an opponent this season, which led to 39 points.

Alice Lloyd got 15 points from Michael Lindon and a dozen from Daniel Combs.

King returns to action Monday at 7 p.m. against Voorhees (S.C.) College. The Tornado will look to even the season series after losing a 70-67 contest at Voorhees on Jan. 12.