Women's Basketball News Archives

  • Big second half from BAC stuns Tornado
    February 17, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Tornado shot better than 50 percent in the first half, opening up a double digit lead at the break. However, the Crusaders used a big second half to overcome the deficit and stun the Tornado 81-78 with a late triple.
  • Late run not enough for Tornado to overcome Saints
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Limestone College Wednesday night in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Despite Kori West posting 19 points and 17 rebounds, the Saints held off the Tornado to win 65-60.
  • Tornado tops SWU on Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team revenged an early season overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan University with a 89-54 victory over the Warriors Saturday afternoon. On senior day, fourteen Tornado players scored in the contest including a team-high 14 points scored by Kristen Cupples.
  • Tornado shoot past North Greenville
    February 06, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball earned a Conference Carolinas victory at North Greenville University behind their best shooting night of the season. The Tornado made half of their shots and had four scorers in double figures in the 91-85 victory.
  • Emmanuel edges King
    February 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon to take on the Lions in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Lions used free throws to hold off a late game run made by the Tornado. King fell to Emmanuel 74-67.
  • West selected USBWA National POW, TSWA POW
    January 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kori West’s big week for the King University women’s basketball team has led to a couple more awards. She becomes the first Tornado in history to earn U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week. West was also selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week on Wednesday.
  • King basketball DH vs. Emmanuel rescheduled, MVB schedule altered
    January 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader that was postponed against Emmanuel College earlier this month has been rescheduled for February 21. The women will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m. The men’s volleyball match that was scheduled for February 21 against Limestone College has been moved to February 20 with first serve at 7:00 p.m.
  • King sweeps Conference Carolinas basketball weekly awards
    January 29, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams swept the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week awards this week. Kori West averaged a double-double in three games for the Tornado, taking home Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors while Jordan Floyd took honors on the men’s side after averaging 25.0 points per game.
  • Tornado topple Trojans
    January 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team finished off the weekend sweep with a win against the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado used a stellar first half to build up a big lead, and despite a late Mount Olive push the Tornado were able to hang on for the victory.
  • King snaps Barton's 11-game winning streak behind West's huge night
    January 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Barton College Friday night in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Behind a career night from Kori West, the Tornado snapped the Bulldog’s 11-game winning streak with a 68-60 victory over the visitors.
  • Triples lead King past Erskine
    January 23, 2018
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team shot well from three-point range in a Conference Carolinas win at Erskine College. The Tornado knocked down 12 triples, six from Kristen Cupples to defeat the Flying Fleet 76-52.
  • West selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    January 22, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kori West of the King University women’s basketball team has been hot the last couple weeks, and this week she earned recognition from Conference Carolinas. West was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
  • Strong rebounding effort leads Tornado past Valkyries
    January 20, 2018
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team headed to Converse College for a Conference Carolinas matchup Saturday afternoon. The Tornado used an all-round team effort on the boards to defeat the Valkyries 76-68 and extended their winning streak to three games.
  • King basketball games against Emmanuel postponed
    January 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday night against Emmanuel College has been postponed. A makeup date for the Conference Carolinas double dip has not been announced at this time.
  • West selected ECAC Player of the Week
    January 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a break-out week, King University women’s basketball player Kori West was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week. She averaged a double-double for the week, helping the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins.
  • Strong shooting leads King past Erskine
    January 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Erskine College Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Some big performances for the Tornado propelled them to a 73-50 victory over the Flying Fleet.
  • West's career night leads King to victory over LMC
    January 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. The Tornado defense was stifling and held the Bobcat offense to merely 28 percent shooting from the field. Kori West led King with her career-high night of 22 points and 18 rebounds to give the Tornado a 65-55 victory over the visiting Bobcats.
  • Second quarter costly for King at Barton
    January 06, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to the floor on Saturday following an overtime defeat on Friday night. The Tornado stayed close with Barton College in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs pulled away in the middle two quarters to take the contest 71-51.
  • King comeback falls short in overtime at UMO
    January 05, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team played their way back to even in the second half at the University of Mount Olive on Friday night, sending the contest to overtime. However, Ni’Ya Styles was too much for the Tornado, scoring the game-winning bucket with two seconds remaining as the Tornado comeback fell shot, 89-87.
  • Tornado shocked by big fourth quarter from SWU
    January 02, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team dropped a tight Conference Carolinas tilt at Southern Wesleyan University on Tuesday night. The Tornado used a big second quarter to take the lead, but the Warriors came back in the fourth quarter to stun the Tornado 80-78.
  • High-powered Eagle offense too much for King
    December 30, 2017
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University traveled for their first game in 11 days when they took on fifth-ranked Carson-Newman University. The high-powered Eagle offense got off to a hot start and didn’t slow down as the Tornado fell 108-64.
  • Late run pushes King past UVa-Wise
    December 19, 2017
    WISE, Va. – Winning on the road isn’t easy, and the King University women’s basketball team used a gritty performance to take a win at UVa-Wise on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but used an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter to take the lead and defeat UVa-Wise 65-61.
  • Fourth quarter costly for Tornado against BAC
    December 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball got off to a hot start against Belmont Abbey College and held a lead at halftime. However, the Crusader defense clamped down in the fourth quarter, fueling a Belmont Abbey comeback as they took the contest 76-65.
  • Fourth quarter runs lifts Tornado over Converse
    December 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team came away with a well-earned Conference Carolinas victory on Sunday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado used a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to gain separation from Converse College and ultimately hold on for the 92-83 victory.
  • King basketball game against Converse pushed to Sunday
    December 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snowfall covering the southeast, the King University women’s basketball game on Saturday against Converse College has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas contest has been rescheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Student Center Complex.
  • Tornado basketball teams play on ESPN3
    December 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - On December 2, the King University basketball teams played in front of a national audience as the Conference Carolinas doubleheader was streamed live on ESPN3. See the highlights of the day for each game below.
  • Tornado comeback falls short at Limestone
    December 02, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in front of a national audience, both King University and Limestone College got off to a slow start in a rematch of last season’s Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game. The Saints opened up a sizable advantage in the third quarter, and the Tornado tried to come back in the final stanza, but Limestone held on for the 77-63 victory.
  • Tornado square off with Limestone on ESPN3
    November 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University women’s basketball team travels to Limestone College on Saturday. The contest will be streamed live on ESPN3 as part of the NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. If fans are on campus, there will be a view party in the dining hall.
  • Thompson inks Lee in early signing period
    November 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced the signing of Trinity Lee in the early signing period. She has had a standout career at Bearden High School in Knoxville.
  • Tornado open conference play with victory over NGU
    November 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on North Greenville University in their Conference Carolinas home opener. The Tornado recorded a strong fourth quarter to take down the Crusaders 67-56 and improve to 1-0 in conference play.
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