Van Deventer travels to Kenya with Athletes In ActionBRISTOL, Tenn. – The summer is a time for rest, or for some, time to fine tune their respective games and along with that go a mission trip to another country. King University women’s basketball player Amy Van Deventer decided to work on her game as well as take a trip to Nairobi, Kenya with Athletes in Action as the summer winded down.
Van Deventer selected an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports ScholarBRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring, King University women’s basketball player Amy Van Deventer was selected as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for women’s basketball. She became the second Tornado to earn the distinction.
Thompson inks three for 2016-17BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a Conference Carolinas Tournament runner-up finish to the third-ranked team in the country, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson is eager to improve in 2016-17, and he has signed three student-athletes to help the Tornado achieve that goal next season. Thompson signed incoming freshmen Emily Kiser and Arielle Holloway as well as transfer student Danielle Luczak for the upcoming season.
Late Limestone flurry tops Tornado CC championshipGAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University women’s basketball team had the daunting task of facing the nation’s second ranked team, Limestone College on their home court. The third seeded Tornado proved to be up to the challenge throughout the contest, and held a 53-49 in the final minute. However, the unbeaten Saints made a pair of three-point baskets to take the lead and earn the 56-53 victory.
King advances to ConfCarolinas final with win over UMOGAFFNEY, S.C. – In postseason play teams expect all the games to be tight, and the King University women’s basketball team earned a tough win in the fourth quarter of the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal against the University of Mount Olive. The third seed Tornado out scored second seeded Mount Olive in the fourth quarter 19-15 to take the contest 74-70, and earn their first trip to the Conference Carolinas championship game.
Harper leads King's All-Conference Carolinas selectionsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas semifinals on Thursday evening, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers and three King University women’s basketball players were recognized. Jalan Harper led this group, being named Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year. Amy Van Deventer and Whitney Mitchell also earned All-Conference Carolinas accolades for the Tornado.
Tornado advance to Conference Carolinas semis, defeat NGUBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team put together a very consistent effort on Monday night in the quarterfinal of the Conference Carolinas Championship. The third seeded Tornado defeated sixth seed North Greenville University 77-56, scoring 21 points in three quarters to keep their season alive.
Six Tornado named academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – As the basketball regular season has come to an end, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams for the 2015-16 season. Six Tornado were honored, three members from the women’s team and three from the men’s.
Tornado fall at No. 3 Limestone in final regular season contestGAFFNEY, S.C. – In their final contest of the regular season the King University women’s basketball team fell short at No. 3 Limestone College. After overcoming an early deficit the Tornado were ultimately not able to blemish the Saints undefeated regular season. King was led by a double-double performance from Amy Van Deventer.
Mitchell leads King in come-from-behind victory at Lees-McRaeBANNER ELK, N.C. – In true rivalry fashion the King University women's basketball posts a come-from-behind victory at Lees-McRae College. After trailing throughout almost the entire contest the Tornado took the lead in the final 2:32 to go on to defeat the Bobcats 78-70. Whitney Mitchell fueled King in the win posting a career-high 29 points.
Harper's 23 not enough to get past ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – Erskine College handed the King University women’s basketball a loss for the second time this season. Despite out-rebounding and out-shooting the Flying Fleet from three-point range, the Tornado were unable to pull off a victory falling 69-65. Jalan Harper led the Tornado, matching a career-high 23 points.
Tornado land hard earned victory at PfeifferMISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Tornado traveled to take on Pfeiffer University in a tough Conference Carolinas battle. In a game that included 10 lead changes the Tornado persevered sealing the deal at the free-throw line. King took a hard earned 65-61 victory led by Amy Van Deventer with 15 points.
Tornado drops heartbreaker to #3 LimestoneBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was expected to be a back-and-forth affair between the two teams atop the Conference Carolinas standings lived up to the billing on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The King University women’s basketball team took a blow from third-ranked Limestone College early, but countered in the second quarter. However, the undefeated Saints had the final say as they took the lead late and held on for the 66-64 victory.
Second half pushes King past Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – Maybe it was the unusual start time of 4:30 p.m., but the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Belmont Abbey College on Thursday evening. Brittany Stringer nailed a three-point basket right before the half to give King a lead at the break. King then won the third quarter and put the Crusaders away in the fourth quarter to take the contest 64-47.
Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
Big first half pushes King past BartonWILSON, N.C. – A strong first half showing sent King University women’s basketball past Barton College led by Amy Van Deventer posting a double-double. After entering halftime with an 18 point lead the Tornado coasted to a 73-47 victory on a cushion they had built early on.
Mount Olive steals win at KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth straight home game, the King University women’s basketball team took the University of Mount Olive in a contest that saw the Trojans come back late and steal a victory in the Student Center Complex. Mount Olive grabbed their first lead of the game with seven minutes remaining and took the contest 70-67.
First half runs lift Tornado over Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – Amy Van Deventer posted a double-double to lead the King University women’s basketball team to a victory over Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado closed the first and second quarters on 11-0 runs to gain the advantage before putting the 75-49 victory away in the second half.
King cruises past Southern WesleyanBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a win on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team stayed hot with another home victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado pulled away from Southern Wesleyan University over the middle two quarters, taking the 82-40 victory.
Cupples' career night lead King past ConverseBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team got back into the win column on Friday evening in the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex. The Tornado shot very well in the first half, opening up a big lead over Converse College behind stellar shooting from Kristen Cupples. She poured in a career-high, leading the Tornado to the 82-56 victory.
King basketball games against Belmont Abbey rescheduledBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader against Belmont Abbey College that was postponed, has been rescheduled. The Tornado women will host the Crusaders on February 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Complex, and the King men will face Belmont Abbey on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
Comeback falls short for King at EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Following a week off due to weather, the King University women’s basketball team returned to action on Tuesday night at Emmanuel College. The contest was a defensive struggle early, before the Lions pulled away in the second quarter. King made a comeback in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get over the hump as Emmanuel took the 74-63 victory.
King basketball, wrestling contests postponedBRISTOL, Tenn. With snow and ice moving through the southeast, King University has postponed three athletic events scheduled for Saturday. The King men’s and women’s basketball teams were scheduled to face Belmont Abbey College on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, but the doubleheader has been postponed. The Tornado men’s wrestling team was slated to travel to Belmont Abbey on Saturday, and that dual has been postponed as well. No makeup dates have been announced at this time.
Albertson leads King to come-from-behind win at UMOMOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – For the second straight contest, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a hot start in the first quarter, this time taking a lead at the University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojans came back before the Tornado scored the final five points of the game, taking the Conference Carolinas tilt 64-61.
King drops first conference game, falls to ErskineBRISTOL, Tenn. – The start couldn’t have been any better for the King University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex as they took on Conference Carolinas foe Erskine College. The Tornado scored the first 16 points of the game and held a sizeable lead throughout the contest. However, the Flying Fleet made a run and took their first lead of the game late in the fourth quarter before holding off King to take the 75-70 victory.
King to host First Responders day, Chick-fil-aBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams continue their seasons on Saturday in the Student Center Complex when they host Erskine College on what will be an eventful day. Saturday is First Responders Day where any First Responder and their families will receive free admission for the day. Chick-fil-a will also be in the Student Center Complex giving out prizes.
King tops NGU, stays undefeated in Conference Carolinas playBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their first home game in more than a month, the King University women’s basketball team continued their hot streak in Conference Carolinas play defeating North Greenville University for the second time in eight days. The Tornado held a lead at the break and pulled away in the third quarter, pushing their Conference Carolinas record of 8-0 with the 80-41 victory.
Tornado pull away late at ConverseSPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball stayed unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play, earning another road victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado gained the early advantage at Converse College and pulled away in the fourth quarter behind forward Amy Van Deventer to take the contest 85-64.
King stays undefeated in league play with win at SWUCENTRAL, S.C. – Playing on the road hasn’t phased the King University women’s basketball team in 2016 as they turned another impressive performance on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado posted 54 points in the first half and cruised a 90-52 victory behind five scorers in double figures.
Balanced attack leads Tornado past North GreenvilleTIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday night follow a couple weeks off and the Tornado wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard. The Tornado scored the first eight points of the contest at North Greenville University and cruised to an 87-65 Conference Carolinas victory.
Albertson named Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week a King University women’s basketball player has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Ashley Albertson set a career-high for points on Sunday and averaged 16.5 points per game last week to earn this week’s honors.
Comeback falls short at UVa-WiseWISE, Va. – In their final game before the break, the King University women’s basketball team fell behind at UVa-Wise early, and the Tornado tried to dig out of their hole late in the second half. The Tornado made a run in the fourth quarter, cutting their deficit to one point, but King couldn’t get over the hump, dropping a 72-67 decision.
Stringer's career-high leads King past Belmont AbbeyBELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard on Wednesday afternoon at Belmont Abbey College as they moved to 4-0 in Conference Carolinas play. The Tornado scored the first 15 points of the game and didn’t look back behind a career-high 24 points from Brittany Stringer to take the 84-61 victory.
Mitchell named TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors, King University’s Whitney Mitchell garnered Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday. The junior nearly set a career-high in both games last week, tallying 16 points in each contest.
Mitchell selected Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, a King University women’s basketball player has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Whitney Mitchell nearly set her career-high for points twice last week as she earned her first career Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award.
Tornado fall to Lincoln Memorial in overtimeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team tried to stretch their winning streak to four games on a Saturday afternoon when they hosted Lincoln Memorial University in a game that was reminiscent of a heavyweight fight. The Railsplitters turned a halftime deficit into a lead after the third quarter before the Tornado looked to take the win at the end of regulation. However, the Railsplitters evened the score in the waning seconds to force overtime where the outscored King to take the contest 78-70.
Hot third quarter lifts King past EmmanuelBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team remains undefeated in Conference Carolina's play taking down Emmanuel College 57-51 led by Whitney Mitchell with 16 points. After taking the lead late in the first quarter the Tornado would not trail for the rest of the contest holding off the Lions multiple attempts to regain advantage.
King hosts Community Night on ThursdayBRISTOL, Tenn. – Thursday is Community Night in the Student Center Complex as the King University men’s and women’s basketball teams take on Emmanuel College. Admission for the doubleheader will be a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry. The women’s game will tipoff of 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Harper's 18 lifts King past PfeifferBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball tallied another Conference Carolinas victory defeated Pfeiffer University 79-53. After Pfeiffer jumped out an early lead the Tornado quickly halted the Falcon momentum storming back to take the lead and refusing to look back.
Tornado defeat Barton, open Conference Carolinas play with winBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team stopped their modest three game skid on Tuesday evening when the opened their Conference Carolinas schedule with a victory over Barton College. The Tornado defense was stout in the first half, giving King an advantage they would not relinquish, taking the contest 72-61.