Lady Tornado comes up short at District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - King College opened the University District of Columbia New Year's Classic Saturday by losing to host District of Columbia 66-62.

Ashley Deans (Greeneville, Tenn.) paced King with 25 points, her fourth 20-plus point effort of the season. Kalen Collins (Wise, Va.) chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

King, now at 3-13 on the season, closes out the event Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest against Washington Adventist. District of Columbia went to 9-6.