2012-13 Women's Basketball News

July 18, 2013
King ranks sixth in WBCA Academic Team Honor Roll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year under head coach Josh Thompson, the King University women’s basketball team ranked in the top-10 of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Academic Team Honor Roll. The Tornado ranked sixth among NCAA Division II women’s basketball team in the 2012-13 season with a cumulative team GPA of 3.572.

March 4, 2013
King/Limestone Game Time Changed
King's Women's Basketball game vs. Limestone on Tuesday has been moved up to a 5:30pm tip-off.

February 23, 2013
King Second Half Charge Comes Up Short Against Coker
The Lady Tornado had four players who scored in double figures, including Chelsea Bowling, who went 11-for-12 at the line as part of her 14 points.

February 20, 2013
Lady Tornado Charge Comes Up Just Short at Limestone
Bonnie Durrett had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Tornado effort against the top team in the conference.

February 16, 2013
Women’s Basketball Falls to Mount Olive
Bonnie Durrett tallied 13 points and 9 rebounds and Chelsea Bowling added 10 points, but it was not enough as the Lady Tornado fell to Mount Olive, 56-53.

February 14, 2013
King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations
Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.

February 13, 2013
Lady Tornado Storm Back in Second Half at Lees-McRae
Stephanie Brantley came off the bench to score 15 and was one of five players to score at least nine points for the Lady Tornado.

February 9, 2013
Second-half Surge Lifts Lady Tornado to Victory
Bonnie Durrett led King with 12 points while turning in her ninth double-double of the season in a 51-48 win over the Crusaders.

February 6, 2013
Lady Tornado Grounds Flying Fleet, 55-36
King defense held the Erskine Flying Fleet to just 20 percent shooting, aided by Alley Sprouse’s four blocks and 14 rebounds.

February 2, 2013
Turnovers Marr King in Loss to Barton
King’s shooting hardships continued and were coupled with 22 turnovers in their 54-43 loss to Barton College in the Student Center Complex, Saturday night.

January 31, 2013
King to Hold Youth Basketball Night Saturday
This Saturday evening, King will hold Youth Basketball Night. Any child playing in an area parks and/or rec basketball league will have free admission to both games.

January 30, 2013
Crusaders Overcome Lady Tornado
Brooke Johnson led the King women’s basketball team with 15 points in their 84-67 loss to North Greenville University.

January 26, 2013
Lady Tornado Conquered by Cobras
Despite sophomore Bonnie Durrett’s eighth double-double of the season, the Coker Cobras held on to a double-digit lead for most of the game in their 73-63 win over King.

January 24, 2013
Saints Break Away from Tornado Late
With eight minutes remaining and a tie game in place, Limestone held King to two points for the duration of the game and raced to a 72-52 win.

January 22, 2013
Tornado Athletics Announces Military/Veteran Appreciation Night
King will host Military and Veteran Appreciation Night on Jan. 24. Active or veteran military personnel and their families are welcome to both basketball games, free of charge.

January 21, 2013
Lady Tornado Muscle Way to 61-44 Victory Over Bobcats
King dominated the boards and the paint while Bonnie Durrett notched her seventh double-double of the season in the team’s win over Lees-McRae.

January 19, 2013
King Athletics to Host Make-A-Wish Night for Local Youth
Enjoy a night of King Basketball and help grant Kellan's wish to go to Disney this Thursday night!

January 19, 2013
Queens Shoots Way Past Lady Tornado, 78-53
King’s offense struggled while Queens (N.C.) shot north of 40 percent in Saturday’s 78-53 loss for the Lady Tornado. Stephanie Brantley led King with 11 points.

January 16, 2013
Four Straight! Durrett Records Another Double-Double in Win
Bonnie Durrett put up 16 points and 14 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double while Stephanie Brantley’s career-high 25 led King to a 73-58 win over Converse.

January 15, 2013
King Athletics to Hold First Responder Appreciation Night
On Jan. 21 will be First Responder Appreciation Night. All local EMS, fire, and police department staff members and their families will be granted free admission.

January 12, 2013
Johnson, Durrett Lead King to Upset Win
Brooke Johnson led the Lady Tornado with 21 points while Bonnie Durrett’s fifth double-double of the season helped knock off Pfeiffer.

January 10, 2013
King Athletics Invites You to Community Appreciation Night
Admission will be free to Saturday evening’s women and men’s basketball games for all Bristol, TN/VA and TriCities residents.

January 9, 2013
Durrett Turns in Career-High 21, Lady Tornado Defeat Erskine 63-47
Sophomore Bonnie Durrett recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds in King’s victory.

January 5, 2013
Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Belmont Abbey
Stephanie Brantley scored a career-high 18 points to help spur a comeback, but fell just short in a 60-56 loss, Saturday night.

January 3, 2013
Bulldog Defense Stalls Lady Tornado
King was held to 29.2 percent shooting in its 57-43 loss to the Barton Bulldogs. Bonnie Durrett was one of three players with eight points.

December 18, 2012
Women’s Basketball Signs Four to National Letters of Intent
Women’s Basketball head coach, Josh Thompson, has announced the signing of four student-athletes to NLIs for the 2013-14 season.

December 18, 2012
Lady Tornado Defeat Salem International Again for Third Straight Win
Senior Allison Bosse was one rebound short of a double-double and led the Lady Tornado with 11 points in their 65-45 victory of the Tigers.

December 4, 2012
Bowling's Double-Double Leads King to 71-47 Win
King had another strong shooting night behind Allison Bosse and Chelsea Bowling's first double-double in their win over Salem International.

December 1, 2012
Johnson, Lady Tornado Hold Off Royals in OT
Brooke Johnson helped force overtime versus Queens (N.C.) while Bonnie Durrett and Kelly Jackson turned the tide during OT to edge the Royals, 85-82.

November 27, 2012
Trojans Edge Lady Tornado Despite Second Half Comeback, 60-56
Brooke Johnson led the Lady Tornado with 12 points despite a 60-56 loss to Mount Olive on Tuesday night. King is now 0-2 in Conference Carolinas play.

November 20, 2012
Durrett Doubles Up in Road Win at Mars Hill
Sophomore Bonnie Durrett recorded the first double-double of her young career in the Lady Tornado’s 63-42 win at Mars Hill, Tuesday night.

November 17, 2012
Pfeiffer Rallies in Second Half to Defeat King
Alley Sprouse led the Lady Tornado with 15 points in King’s 63-55 loss to the Pfeiffer Falcons, Saturday afternoon.

November 14, 2012
Johnson Takes Lady Tornado to Victory Over VI in Season Opener
King opened the 2012-13 season with a 76-60 victory over state-line rival, Virginia Intermont, Wednesday night. Brooke Johnson led with 15 points.

November 13, 2012
King Athletics and ARC TV Announce Broadcasting Partnership
Appalachian Regional Community Television (ARC TV) and King Athletics will partner to broadcast select athletic events for 2012-13.

September 11, 2012
Women’s Basketball Schedule Released, Open with VI
King begins play Nov. 14 at home against Virginia Intermont before engaging in its quest for the program's first-ever Conference Carolinas championship.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

July 17, 2012
WBCA Recognizes Women’s Basketball Among Nation’s Top Academically
King Lady Tornado Basketball held the No. 2 spot among NCAA Division II schools in team GPA and third overall among all collegiate divisions.

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King to Celebrate Annual Solid Blue Event
King students, faculty, staff and fans alike are welcome to celebrate ‘Solid Blue’ this Wednesday at the SCC as the Tornado host Erskine College.

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Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!