King to Host Queens (N.C.) Today!
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- King College will be hosting Queens University of Charlotte tonight in a men's and women's basketball doubleheader beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET. Both games will be held in the Student Center Complex.
Women's basketball: King (2-2, 0-2 CC) v. Queens N.C. (3-1, 2-0 CC)
The Lady Tornado seek their first win in Conference Carolinas this season after dropping games to Pfeiffer (63-55) and Mount Olive (60-56) on the road. King is led by senior guard Brooke Johnson (Roan Mountain, Tenn.) who leads the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game. She is closing in 1,000 career points with only 188 more to go to achieve the milestone.
Queens (N.C.) comes off of a win in their last action at home against Erskine College (74-62). Their other conference win came against Lees-McRae on Nov. 17, 65-55. The Royals (3-1, 2-0) are led by Shonice Pettaway who currently scores 12.0 points per contest and is also their leading rebounder (7.5 rpg).
Opening tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. inside the Student Center Complex. Live stats and video are available for tonight's contest, free of charge.
Men's basketball: King (5-0, 2-0 CC) v. Queens N.C. (3-2, 2-0 CC)
The Tornado are off to a hot start winning their first five games, four of them in demonstrative fashion. After edging out a very strong Virginia Union team, 71-69, King has rattled off four additional wins to remain undefeated in both their overall record and against Conference Carolinas opponents. They have posted a pair of 100-plus point offensive efforts lead by senior guard Eddie Piccinni (Orlando, Fla.), redshirt senior Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.), and reigning Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Logan Lyle (Unicoi, Tenn.). The trio is averaging 49.0 points per contest but are not to be outdone by their strong freshman class consisting of Malcom St. Louis (7.2 ppg, .737 FG%, 6 blk), Aaron Wheeler (7.2 ppg, .435 FG%, 6 stl), and Drew Standifer (10.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, .474 FG%).
The Royals are on a three-game winning streak after defeating Lees-McRae (89-62), Johnson C. Smith (87-80), and Erskine (72-62), in succession. Queens' defense is holding teams to 64.4 points per game while their offense, which averages 70.0 ppg, is led by post player Brent Evans (16.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg). Evans leads the team in scoring and rebounding.
Opening tipoff is tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. inside the Student Center Complex. Live stats and video are available for tonight's contest, free of charge.
Admission to attend both games is $5.