Men's Basketball


LeVeau's big night lifts King over Emmanuel

Photo: Danielle Stauffer
Photo: Danielle Stauffer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball team avenged a loss earlier in the season on Wednesday night when they defeated Emmanuel College. The Tornado used a big run early, and another run late to take the contest 88-76.

FINAL SCORE: King 88, Emmanuel 76
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 12-10, 9-5 Conference Carolinas; Emmanuel 11-10, 6-7 Conference Carolinas


  • Malcolm St. Louis sparked the Tornado offense early, throwing down a dunk and scoring the first six points on a 14-0 burst that put King ahead.
  • Hunter LeVeau followed with a pair of triples and Jordan Floyd gave King a 16-4 lead four minutes in with a pair of free throws.
  • Following an Emmanuel bucket, Derick Pope started an 8-1 King run with a triple.
  • Floyd capped the spurt that gave King their largest lead of the contest at 24-5 with a layup.
  • A C.J. Good triple gave King a 36-19 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half, but the Lions started to work their way back.
  • Emmanuel scored eight consecutive points, cutting their deficit to single digits.
  • The Tornado lead was down to seven points before Shon'Dre Dukes beat the first half buzzer with a layup, giving King a 43-34 lead at the break.
  • Over the first part of the second stanza, the Lions worked their way back, using a 7-0 to cut their deficit to 52-49 five minutes into the half.
  • Good tried to get the King offense going again with a triple and LeVeau connected from long range again, giving King a 58-51 lead with 12 minutes remaining.
  • Je'Don Young extended the King lead back to 64-53 with a triple, capping a quick 6-0 Tornado spurt.
  • Emmanuel had one more run, scoring six straight points to cut their deficit to 66-61 with eight minutes remaining.
  • However, the Tornado responded with a 10-1, sparked by another Good trifecta.
  • St. Louis later gave King their largest lead of the half at 78-64 with an old fashioned three-point play and the Tornado iced the 88-76 victory at the free throw line.
  • LeVeau led King with 26 points, going 6-for-10 from three-point range. He added four rebounds.
  • St. Louis tallied 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting and grabbed six rebounds.
  • Good added 11 points and five assists and Pope chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds.
  • Fahnbulleh handed out nine assists for the Tornado.


  • Kurtis Robinson led the way for Emmanuel, scoring 24 points on 9-for-13 shooting. He added eight rebounds and four assists.
  • Zach Vess added 16 points and 11 rebounds while Zach Lillie chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.


  • The nine assists for Fahnbulleh matches his career-high that was set on December 3 against Barton College.
  • LeVeau came within three of his career-high of 29 points which he reached twice earlier this season.


  • King stays at home to host Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College on Saturday. Tipoff from the Student Center Complex is slated for 4:00 p.m.
  • Emmanuel hosts Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon.

Trojans stun King in overtime
February 11, 2017 Trojans stun King in overtime
Late Barton run tops Tornado
January 11, 2017 Late Barton run tops Tornado
King shoots past UVa-Wise
December 18, 2016 King shoots past UVa-Wise
Tornado shoot past Erskine
November 29, 2016 Tornado shoot past Erskine