King Offense Stalls in Second Half at Limestone

King Offense Stalls in Second Half at Limestone

The Tornado trailed by only four at the break, but Limestone pulled away in the second half.

GAFFNEY, S.C. – King trailed by four at halftime, but Limestone outscored the Tornado 36-13 in the second half to pull away for a 74-47 victory.  The Saints opened the second half on a 32-4 run.  Junior Michael Fortune (Beckley, W. Va.) scored eight points to lead the Tornado.

King shot 40 percent in the first half, but Limestone shot 50 percent to lead 38-34 at halftime.  The Tornado could not get much going in the second half though and shot just 5-for-29 (17.2%) as a team from the field, including 1-for-15 (6.7%) from three-point land.  The Saints shot 56 percent from the field and made six threes to pull away in the second half.

With the loss, the Tornado are now 17-7 overall and are fourth in the conference at 12-6.  Limestone (16-7, 12-5 Conference Carolinas) had four players who scored in double figures on the night.  The win pushed Limestone up to second-place in the conference. 

King will try to return to its winning ways at home against Coker on Saturday, February 23 at the Student Center Complex.  Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m., following the women's game.