TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women's basketball team squared off against North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. A strong first half by the Tornado and a career-high performance by Ashley Albertson led King to victory 80-65.
FINAL SCORE: King 80, North Greenville 65
LOCATION: Joe F. Hayes Gymnasium; Tigerville, S.C.
RECORDS: King 11-4, 8-1 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 4-10, 1-6 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- An early 13-0 run gave the Tornado a 15-2 advantage with 6:05 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Jalan Harper had nine points in the run, including a triple.
- The Crusaders narrowed the gap going into the second quarter, making the score 28-19 with King still holding the lead.
- A 6-2 extended the King lead back to double digits. Whitney Mitchell had a layup at the end of the run to make the score 34-21.
- North Greenville responded with an 8-3 run of their own to get the score back to single digits 37-29, King still leading.
- Back to back jump shots by Sheena Johnson and Mitchell stretched the lead to 45-31.
- At the half, King led North Greenville 46-33.
- A Johnson three-pointer and an Albertson jumper right out of halftime gave the Tornado the largest lead of the game, making the score 51-33.
- The Crusaders cut the lead to nine with 6:21 remaining in the game on a layup.
- Johnson quickly ended the momentum of the Crusaders with a key three-pointer to extend the lead back to 12.
- King closed the game on a 10-0 run to seal the victory 80-65.
- Mitchell had a game high 17 points, Harper had 15, and Johnson had 10.
- Albertson had nine points and grabbed a game high 14 rebounds.
FOR THE FOES
- Karen Donehew had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Crusaders.
- Mychala Wolfe had 15 points and Cameron Carted added 12.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Albertson had a career-high 14 rebounds for the Tornado, breaking her previous record of 13 which occurred against Mount Olive on March 3, 2016.
- King comes back home to face Southern Wesleyan on Monday. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
- North Greenville stays at home to face the University of Mount Olive on Monday night.