Tornado fall at Carson-Newman

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team took to the road for the first time this season, and ran into a hot Carson-Newman University offense. The Eagles grabbed the lead from the onset and didn't look back, taking the contest 107-71.

FINAL SCORE: Carson-Newman 107, King 71
LOCATION: Holt Fieldhouse; Jefferson City, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 2-1, Carson-Newman 2-1


  • The Eagles opened the game with a 6-0 run and led 12-4 before King got back-to-back baskets from Amy Van Deventer and Ashley Albertson.
  • However, Carson-Newman then scored eight straight points to open up a 20-8 advantage and the Eagles held a 24-15 lead after the first quarter.
  • Following a jump shot from Kristen Cupples that pull King within 27-17, the Eagles went on a run.
  • Carson-Newman scored seven straight points, opening up a 34-17 advantage two minutes into the second quarter.
  • The Eagles earned the largest lead of the first half at 47-25 before the Tornado scored the final seven points of the half.
  • Demisha Porter made a pair of free throws before Sydney Harris made a jump shot and Sheena Johnson capped the half with a triple.
  • However, the Tornado still trailed Carson-Newman 47-32 at the break.
  • In the middle of the third quarter, Carson-Newman used a 12-2 run to open up a 75-46 advantage.
  • Leading 85-53 at the start of the fourth quarter, Carson-Newman used a 10-2 run to gain their largest lead of the game at 93-55 as they took the contest 107-71.
  • Johnson led King with 18 points while Emily Kiser followed with 11 points.
  • Albertson added nine points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.


  • The Eagles outrebounded King 57-31, grabbing 26 offensive rebounds and scoring 29 second chance points.
  • Mika Wester led the way for Carson-Newman with 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds.
  • Kailyn Brooks tallied 22 points and Katie Stubblefield chipped in with 12 points.
  • Hairs Price led the way with seven assists with Briana Smith handing out six helpers.


  • King stays on the road when they travel to take on Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday. Tipoff from Harrogate, Tenn. is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
  • Carson-Newman next takes on Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday.
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