BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women's basketball player Sheena Johnson opened the 2016-17 season on a high note, leading the Tornado to a pair of wins and earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week in the process. The sophomore averaged 19.5 points in a pair of games last week for the Tornado.
Johnson started her sophomore campaign on fire, shooting 50.0 percent from three-point range leading King to their first 2-0 start as NCAA Division II members. In the opener, an 86-63 win over Tusculum College she poured in a career-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field, including a 3-for-4 mark from three-point range. She nearly matched that mark on Saturday, scoring 19 points in a 69-43 win over Mars Hill University where she shot 7-for-14 from the floor. Johnson's previous career-high was 17 points, set last season against Southern Wesleyan University. This marks the first time in her career Johnson has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
The Tornado return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Carson-Newman University. Tipoff from Jefferson City, Tenn. is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.