Women's Basketball News Archives
February 3, 2016
First half runs lift Tornado over Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, 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.
January 30, 2016
King cruises past Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, 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.
January 29, 2016
Cupples' career night lead King past Converse
BRISTOL, 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.
January 29, 2016
King basketball games against Belmont Abbey rescheduled
BRISTOL, 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.
January 26, 2016
Comeback falls short for King at Emmanuel
FRANKLIN 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.
January 22, 2016
King basketball, wrestling contests postponed
BRISTOL, 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.
January 19, 2016
Albertson leads King to come-from-behind win at UMO
MOUNT 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.
January 16, 2016
King drops first conference game, falls to Erskine
BRISTOL, 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.
January 14, 2016
King to host First Responders day, Chick-fil-a
BRISTOL, 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.
January 13, 2016
King tops NGU, stays undefeated in Conference Carolinas play
BRISTOL, 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.
January 9, 2016
Tornado pull away late at Converse
SPARTANBURG, 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.
January 8, 2016
King stays undefeated in league play with win at SWU
CENTRAL, 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.
January 5, 2016
Balanced attack leads Tornado past North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, 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.
December 21, 2015
Albertson named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
BRISTOL, 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.
December 20, 2015
Comeback falls short at UVa-Wise
WISE, 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.
December 16, 2015
Stringer's career-high leads King past Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, 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.
December 15, 2015
Mitchell named TSWA Player of the Week
BRISTOL, 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.
December 14, 2015
Mitchell selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
BRISTOL, 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.
December 12, 2015
Tornado fall to Lincoln Memorial in overtime
BRISTOL, 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.
December 10, 2015
Hot third quarter lifts King past Emmanuel
BRISTOL, 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.
December 7, 2015
King hosts Community Night on Thursday
BRISTOL, 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.
December 2, 2015
Harper's 18 lifts King past Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, 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.
November 24, 2015
Tornado defeat Barton, open Conference Carolinas play with win
BRISTOL, 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.
November 20, 2015
Tornado fall to #6 Columbus State
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team squared off against one of the top teams in the country and went toe-to-toe with sixth ranked Columbus State University in the first quarter. However, the Cougars gained a lead in the second quarter as the game was played even in the second half with Columbus State taking the contest 65-53.
November 18, 2015
King drops home opener to Carson-Newman
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team was defeated by Carson-Newman University Wednesday night in their home opener, 75-66. The game went back and forth early on with both teams making runs to regain the lead, the Eagles made the final run turning a one point lead into a nine point victory on a strong fourth quarter push.
November 14, 2015
Buzzer-beater hands King first loss of the season
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum College handed the King University women’s basketball team their first loss of the season after sinking a buzzer-beater in overtime. Sydney Harris tied the game with a three-point basket with five seconds of the clock but Tusculum answered back beating the clock defeating King 73-70.
November 13, 2015
Shooting lifts King past Mars Hill in season opener
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team defeated Mars Hill University in their season opener at the Tusculum College. After trailing at the half King came out with a hot hand outscoring Mars Hill by 25 points in the second half, walking away with a 72-50 victory.
November 6, 2015
King ready to tipoff 2015-16
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has the Tornado coming off their most successful season since joining NCAA Division II and their highest Conference Carolinas season. Last year’s success was great, but Thompson has the Tornado ready to make a deeper postseason run this season.
October 22, 2015
King to host Tornado Tipoff on October 29
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s almost basketball season! Come out and help us kickoff the season, and get your first glimpse of the 2015-16 King University men’s and women’s basketball teams on October 29th. At 6:00 p.m. Thursday, King will be hosting their annual Tornado Tipoff event. ESPN Tri-cities will broadcast live from the Student Center Complex from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
August 24, 2015
Thompson adds McDaniel to coaching staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball staff has grown as head coach Josh Thompson announced the hire of Courtney McDaniel to round-out his staff for the upcoming season. McDaniel, a Tennessee High graduate played at the University of Tennessee, returns home following a two year head coaching stint in Florida.
June 29, 2015
Thompson signs five for 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Thompson is coming off the most successful season for the Tornado since becoming NCAA Division II members, and he seeks to improve on that finish going forward. Thompson has signed five student-athletes that should help the Tornado improve in 2015-16.
June 25, 2015
Keitt, Henry, Robinson earn NCAA Degree Completion awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had a trio of student-athletes earn NCAA Division II Degree Completion Awards earlier this month. Tia Keitt, Maegan Henry and Alexis Robinson all completed their athletic careers this spring at King and earned these awards to finish their degrees at King.
April 13, 2015
Bowling, Lyle selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With basketball season over, Conference Carolinas has announced their men’s and women’s basketball scholar athletes of the year, and a pair of King University student-athletes were selected. Logan Lyle won his second straight men’s basketball scholar athlete of the year award, and Chelsea Bowling earned the women’s basketball scholar athlete of the year for the first time.
March 30, 2015
King earns three Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the winter season, Conference Carolinas has announced their sportsmanship award winners, and three King University teams earned awards. Both the Tornado men’s and women’s basketball teams and the men’s track and field team earned the Messick Sportsmanship awards.
March 5, 2015
Bowling, Keitt selected All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the most successful season for the King University women’s basketball program since becoming NCAA Division II members, two Tornado were honored with postseason awards from Conference Carolinas. Chelsea Bowling earned second team all-conference honors while Tia Keitt garnered third team recognition.
March 4, 2015
Eight Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the basketball regular season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2014-15 season. King University had eight basketball players recognized, four from the women’s team and three from the men’s team.
February 28, 2015
Trojans stun King in Conference Carolinas Tournament
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming in as the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s basketball team knew they would be in for a battle with seventh seeded University of Mount Olive. The Tornado had a lead of 12 points in the first half, and 11 in the second half, but couldn’t put the Trojans away. Mount Olive gained their first lead of the day with nine minutes left, and held off a late King flurry to take the upset win 72-69.
February 24, 2015
Second half run pushes King past Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough week, the King University broke out of their mini slump with a big 78-47 win over Lees-McRae College. The Tornado were on fire from the field, topping the 50.0 percent mark for the third time this season as the win locked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.
February 21, 2015
King stumbles at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – Coming off a tough defeat to the third-ranked team in the country, the King University women’s basketball team had to take to the road to face a Belmont Abbey College in a key Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado fell behind, but came back to take a two point lead at halftime. However, the Crusaders used a run early in the first half to take the lead, and they never looked back to take the 69-59 victory.
February 20, 2015
King cracks NCAA regional rankings for first time
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since joining NCAA Division II in 2010-11, the King University women’s basketball team is ranked in the NCAA Regional Rankings. In the first rankings of the year that came out on Wednesday, the Tornado are ranked eighth.
February 19, 2015
King's upset bid of #3 Limestone comes up short
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the beginning of the game, it looked as though the third ranked team in the nation might have a somewhat easy victory in the Student Center Complex, but the King University women’s basketball team calmed down and gave Limestone College a run for their money. The Tornado came back to even the score at halftime and never trailed in the second half until the waning seconds. The Saints got a layup with 4.2 seconds left to escape frigid Bristol with a 57-56 victory.
February 17, 2015
Basketball doubleheader against Limestone pushed back
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter weather moving through the southeast, Wednesday's basketball doubleheader between King University and Limestone College has been pushed back once again. Instead of the 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. tipoff scheduled for Thursday afternoon, the King women will take on the third-ranked Saints at 4:30 p.m. and the men to follow at 6:30 p.m.
February 14, 2015
Tornado blows by Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team eclipsed 80 points for the first time since the 2013-14 season when Southern Wesleyan University came to town. Four scorers in double-figures helped the Tornado defeat the Warriors 83-57, coming one game closer to a 20 win season.
February 12, 2015
King hosts Family Day, Play 4 Kay this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t come to the Student Center Complex to see the King University basketball teams play you are running out of time. This week is the perfect time to bring the family to see the Tornado as Saturday, February 14 is Family Day! Then next week, on Wednesday, February 18 King will host their annual Play for Kay game, raising money for breast cancer awareness.
February 11, 2015
King takes key conference game from Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to open a two game lead on Erskine College with a win, the King University women’s basketball team did exactly that when the Flying Fleet came to town. Behind Chelsea Bowling’s 14 points and eight rebounds, King earned a 56-49 win in a very key Conference Carolinas meeting. With the win, it is the most in a single season since head coach Josh Thompson has been at the helm.
February 7, 2015
Emmanuel proves too much for Tornado
FRANKLING SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s team got off to a slow start at Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon and were never able to recover. The Tornado dropped a 68-54 Conference Carolinas decision to the Lions.
February 3, 2015
Keitt's 20 powers Tornado past Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – A very quick start for the King University women’s basketball team led them to what they went down to Lees-McRae College to get, a win. Tia Keitt propelled the Tornado over the Bobcats after dropping 20 points, while going 8-for-13 from the field in the 63-47 win.
January 31, 2015
Mitchell leads King to Conference Carolinas win over Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coaches often talk about closing each half on a positive note, and the King University women’s basketball team did just that on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado closed the first half on a 19-4 run to take a 30-17 lead into the break against Converse College. In the second half, King closed the frame on an 11-2 run to take the 51-38 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 28, 2015
Strong first half powers King by Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a big win on the road over Barton College, King took the court against Pfeiffer University in another key Conference Carolinas matchup. A strong start and first half for that matter, helped power the Tornado past the Falcons behind four scorers in double figures.
January 24, 2015
Balanced scoring leads King past Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Looking to bounce back from a two point loss against the University of Mount Olive, the King University women’s basketball team took the court against Barton College on very short rest. In a game that was close for the first ten minutes of play eventually saw the Tornado storm away with it, resulting in a 25 point win behind three in double figures.
January 23, 2015
Tornado see winning streak halted at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women's basketball team put their nine-game winning streak on the line Friday night at the University of Mount Olive. In a game that was played within six points the whole way, Mount Olive came back in the second half to hand the Tornado their first loss in more than one month, 59-57.
January 19, 2015
King slides by Emmanuel in key conference contest
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going for their ninth win in a row, the King University women’s basketball team did exactly what they had planned against Emmanuel College. A first half lead delivered the Tornado their 13th win and eighth in Conference Carolinas behind the strong play of Tia Keitt and Arnelle Collins.
January 19, 2015
King announces Hall of Fame class of 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, King University will induct members into the King Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2015 class will be inducted during Dogwood Weekend on April 11 and will include the 1988 baseball team, Declan Jogi ’03 and Rebekah Wilson Hull ’05.
January 17, 2015
King holds off late Crusader run for eighth straight win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn’t go quite the way head coach Josh Thompson drew it up, but the King University women’s basketball team pushed their winning streak to eight games with a win in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held a 16-point lead early in the second half, but had to hold off a late Belmont Abbey College run to take the 65-63 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 14, 2015
King hosts National Guard and First Responder Nights this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams have been playing well of late, and the Tornado would like to invite you to come see them in action this weekend! On Saturday, January 17, all National Guard members and their family members will be admitted to both the men’s and women’s games for free with their military ID. Monday, January 19 is First Responders Night, where police officers, fire fighters and EMT’s, and their families will receive free admission for themselves and their families.
January 13, 2015
Harper's seven triples, 23 points lead King over Southern Wesleyan
CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team may have gotten off to a slow start on Tuesday night at Southern Wesleyan University, but the Tornado opened the second half with a big run. The Tornado scored the first 15 points of the second half to open up a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, stretching their winning streak to seven games with the 61-48 victory.
January 13, 2015
Van Deventer earns weekly award from Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Amy Van Deventer had a career week in a pair of games last week for the King University women’s basketball team, setting new career-highs in both contest, leading to an individual award for the redshirt freshman. After averaging 23.0 points per game a week ago, Van Deventer was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
January 10, 2015
Van Deventer's career day leads King at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – For the second consecutive game, Amy Van Deventer set a season-high in points leading the King University women’s basketball team to their sixth straight victory. The freshman scored early and often, racking up 26 points as King poured in a season-best 80 points in their 80-69 win at North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon.
January 7, 2015
King defeats Erskine for fifth win in a row
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court for the third time in the new year, this time against conference foe Erskine College. Looking to win five in a row, the Tornado came out with a will to win and got the job done, winning 66-54. Leading the way for King was Amy Van Deventer who set a new career-high with 20 points and Chelsea Bowling who registered 20 points as well.
January 4, 2015
Bowling's seven triples lead King past Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court for the second time in just over 24 hours. In another Conference Carolinas contest against Barton College, Chelsea Bowling and Amy Van Deventer helped lead King to another win, defeating the Bulldogs 66-54.
January 3, 2015
Tornado defeat Mount Olive behind strong first half
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court and continued their season for the first time in the new year against Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive. A strong first half from the Tornado delivered King their seventh win of the season in a key conference match behind 19 points from Arnelle Collins.
December 20, 2014
Late first half run lifts King past UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Christmas break looming, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Saturday night when they hosted UVa-Wise. The Tornado dug a 13-point hole early in the first half, but used a 21-3 run to gain the lead en route to the 54-38 victory going into the break.
December 17, 2014
Free throws, defense lead King to win at LMU
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Playing their fifth straight road game, and second in three nights, the King University women’s basketball team relied on their defense and free throw shooting to hand Lincoln Memorial University their third loss of the season. King nearly shot 90 percent from the free throw line, and their defense suffocated the Railsplitter offense in the 61-41 victory.
December 16, 2014
Youth, Community Days set for this weekend
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Have you been to a King University basketball game yet this year? If not, what are you waiting for! This weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and watch a pair of basketball games at the Student Center Complex. Saturday when the women’s basketball team takes on UVa-Wise, it will be youth sports day, and Sunday is community day when the men take on Johnson C. Smith University.
December 15, 2014
Early second half run too much for King to overcome
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Playing their first game in more than a week, the King University women’s basketball team traveled to take on regional rival Carson-Newman University. The Tornado stayed close to the Eagles in the first half, but Carson-Newman used a run over the end of the first half and beginning of the second half to put the game out of reach. The Tornado tried to comeback, but Carson-Newman held on for the 61-48 victory.
December 6, 2014
Bowling shines in loss to #12 Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to take on #12 Limestone College in a Conference Carolinas matchup. King opened up strong but a second half surge from the Saints led them to stay perfect in the conference and defeat the Tornado 65-49 despite Chelsea Bowling going 6-for-7 from the three point line.
December 5, 2014
SAAC names Keitt, Stroinski Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Tia Keitt and Bryan Stroinski both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
December 3, 2014
Keitt nominated for the WBCA Allstate Good Works Team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The basketball season may have just started, but one King University women’s basketball player has already been nominated for an award. It was announced on Wednesday that senior guard Tia Keitt is one of 93 women’s basketball student-athletes to be nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Allstate Good Works Team. Along with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) nominees, Keitt is one of 251 student-athletes to be nominated.
December 2, 2014
Hot shooting Tornado top Converse on the road
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night and earned their first league win of the season at Converse College. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances in the last two years, making 58.0 percent of their shots to take the contest 77-60.
November 25, 2014
Falcons come back to top King
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Coming off a nonconference win on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Tuesday night when they returned to Conference Carolinas play at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado pulled away in the middle of the second half, but the Falcons opened the second half on a 12-2 run, and ultimately took the narrow 56-55 victory.
November 21, 2014
Tornado top Salem International 51-32
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a defensive struggle, the King University women’s basketball team came away with a nonconference victory on Friday night in the Student Center. The Tornado used an 8-0 run to close the first half and take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish as they topped Salem International University 51-32.
November 19, 2014
Keitt's 22 not enough as King falls to North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team was back in action when they played host to North Greenville University, a rare Conference Carolinas matchup this early on in the season. After a slow start, the Tornado was never able to gain enough momentum, falling to the Crusaders 78-68.
November 18, 2014
Durrett, Kremer take TSWA Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week for women’s volleyball, the first week for women’s basketball, King University took home a pair of Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week awards. Summer Kremer earned the honor for women’s volleyball while Bonnie Durrett was selected for women’s basketball.
November 15, 2014
Late run lifts King past Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning their season opener last night, the King University women’s basketball team edged past Tusculum College to move to 2-0 on the young season. The Tornado led for nearly the entire contest, and closed the game on a 12-4 run to take the contest from the Pioneers 67-58.
November 14, 2014
Tornado top Mars Hill in season-opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten their season off to a better start on Friday night as they topped Mars Hill University 74-58 in the Student Center Complex. Freshman Arnelle Collins led the Tornado offense with 16 points in her first career game while Bonnie Durrett posted a double-double to start the season.
November 12, 2014
Tornado set sights high for 2014-15 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team is coming off their best season in the NCAA Division II era and best season under head coach Josh Thompson. With a large core returning, the expectations are higher than ever for the 2014-15 season after the Tornado were selected third in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll.
November 8, 2014
ETSU comes storming back to top Tornado 73-71 in exhibition
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Only a few days before their first game of the season the King University women’s basketball took at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in an exhibition down the road in Johnson City. The first half couldn’t have gone any better for the Tornado as they held a 49-23 lead at the break. King later led 59-29 before their NCAA Division I foes came storming back to take the contest 73-71.
October 9, 2014
Join King for Dig Pink Night and Late Night Madness
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t been to the Student Center Complex to see the King University women’s volleyball team play, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity. The Tornado will be hosting their annual Dig Pink event and taking donations that will go towards breast cancer research. Following the conclusion of the volleyball match, fans can stay to get their first glimpse of the King men’s and women’s basketball teams at Late Night Madness where the King athletics department will have a major announcement about the upcoming season.
August 14, 2014
Thompson rounds out 2014 recruiting class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has rounded out is recruiting class with the signing of three student-athletes. Arnelle Collins and Allison Littleton and Elizabeth Jonson all inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Tornado, joining Madison Davis who signed last fall.
April 21, 2014
Thompson Basketball Camp dates announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King women’s basketball head coach Josh Thompson and assistant Shelly Yount have announced the dates of the Thompson Basketball Camp for the summer of 2014.
April 21, 2014
Durrett, Henry, Lyle named Conf Carolinas Scholar Athletes
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the winter sports season, Conference Carolinas has handed out their Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. King University had three student-athletes earn the distinction for their respective sports, Bonnie Durrett for women’s basketball, Maegan Henry for women’s indoor track and field, and Logan Lyle in men’s basketball.
March 5, 2014
King falls to Limestone in Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals
CONCORD, N.C. – In the first semifinal of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina, top-seeded Limestone College defeated the No. 4 King University Tornado 73-58 in women’s basketball action behind the efforts of Celestra Warren, Alicia Brookins, and Jasmine Kearse, who all scored in double figures for the Saints.
March 4, 2014
Durrett named to All-Conference Carolinas Second Team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In conjunction with the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina, the league announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday night at an awards ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. King University’s Bonnie Durrett was named to the all-conference second team.
March 1, 2014
Tornado advance to conference semifinals with win over Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind Alley Sprouse’s 12 points and seven rebounds, a suffocating defense, and another strong team rebounding performance, the King University women’s basketball team earned a berth into the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina with a 46-37 victory over Lees-McRae College.
February 28, 2014
King hosts Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal contests
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that Conference Carolinas regular season play has concluded, the Conference Carolinas Basketball Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina matchups have been set. Both the King men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host quarterfinal contests on Saturday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 27, 2014
King places 10 on basketball academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of basketball season awards start to be handed out, and Conference Carolinas released their academic all-conference teams on Thursday. The King University men’s basketball team placed three student-athletes on the team while the women had seven representatives.
February 26, 2014
King to host Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal games
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The calendar turns to March on Saturday, which means the college basketball season heats up. The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host Conference Carolinas Tournament games in win-or-go-home contests Saturday night at the Student Center Complex.
February 25, 2014
Tornado stumble at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Unable to carry over momentum from its thrilling last-seconds victory over Pfeiffer on Saturday evening, the King University women’s basketball team faltered in its last regular season contest, falling on the road to North Greenville University by a score of 69-45.
February 22, 2014
Bowling buries late three to shock Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After facing a 12-point first half deficit and a suffocating press defense, the King University women’s basketball team used a Chelsea Bowling three-pointer with five seconds left to defeat Pfeiffer University 56-54.
February 19, 2014
Tornado fall to Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – After a stunning 52-49 victory over Belmont Abbey College on January 21, an injury-depleted King University women’s basketball team was unable to repeat the feat as the Crusaders avenged last month’s result with a 71-45 win in Conference Carolinas play.
February 17, 2014
Bowling, Stringer led King past Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not always how you start, and the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Converse College on Monday night. However, the Tornado shooters, namely Chelsea Bowling and Brittney Stringer brought the Tornado back with their three-point shooting en route to the 81-65 win.
February 15, 2014
Keitt has career day in loss to Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A near-perfect game from Tia Keitt wasn’t enough to propel the King University women’s basketball team to an upset over Limestone College as the Tornado fell 81-75 to the Conference Carolinas leaders.
February 14, 2014
Saturday's basketball DH to start at 2:00 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to all the winter weather that has impacted the Carolinas and the Tri Cities, tomorrow’s basketball doubleheader with Limestone College will now start with the women’s game at 2:00 p.m. The men’s game will follow at 4:00 p.m., in the Student Center Complex.
February 11, 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather impacting South Carolina and expected to hit the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday, the King University women’s basketball game with Converse College has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
February 10, 2014
King's hot start downs Crusaders
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team grabbed the lead just over a minute into the game and never looked back as the Tornado defeated North Greenville 75-62 in a Conference Carolinas matchup that moved King into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.
February 8, 2014
Hot-shooting Trojans down Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Unable to overcome the University of Mount Olive’s hot start, the King University women’s basketball team fell 78-53 in a conference matchup that dropped the Tornado to fifth place in the Conference Carolinas standings.
February 6, 2014
Free admission at King Community Appreciation Night Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will host Community Appreciation Night on Saturday when the Tornado host the University of Mount Olive at the Student Center Complex. Admission will be free for all fans who want to take in the Conference Carolinas doubleheader.
February 5, 2014
Tornado down Flying Fleet 64-49
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team won its fourth conference game in its last five attempts on Wednesday night, defeating Erskine College 64-49 to move into sole possession of fourth place in the Conference Carolinas standings. The Tornado (13-6, 7-4 Conference Carolinas) now sit just one-half game out of third, setting up a crucial Saturday matchup with third-place University of Mount Olive in Bristol.
February 1, 2014
Offense rolls as King defeats Barton
WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Barton College on Saturday evening and tried to bounce back from a tough loss on Monday. The Tornado pulled away from the Bulldogs late in the first half and held off a late Bulldog rally to take the contest 76-66.
January 29, 2014
Doubleheader with North Greenville is postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for tonight against North Greenville University has been postponed. Update: The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10. The women's game will tipoff at 5:30 and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
January 27, 2014
Bobcat runs around halftime enough to top Tornado
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Following a postponement on Saturday, the King University women’s basketball team travelled to Lees-McRae College on Monday evening. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but the Bobcats came storming back and ultimately took the game 69-64.
January 27, 2014
Tornado host First Responder Night Monday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will host First Responder Night on Wednesday, January 29 to thank area first responders for their lifesaving work.
January 25, 2014
Saturday games postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina, today’s home men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer University has been postponed. Men’s and women’s basketball at Lees-McRae College has also been postponed as well as men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Mars Hill University.
January 24, 2014
Tornado bond with local student through Team IMPACT
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the spring of 2013, the King University women’s basketball had the fortune of meeting Jess McMurray, a basketball player at Sullivan Central High School. McMurray, who had a brain tumor, was put in contact through Team IMPACT, an organization that connects children that have life-threatening and chronic illnesses with an athletic team.
January 21, 2014
Tornado take down conference leaders Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team won its second consecutive Conference Carolinas game, defeating conference leaders Belmont Abbey College 52-49 in a close-knit affair that saw the Tornado hold a lead for the final 36 minutes of the contest.
January 18, 2014
King cruises to victory at Converse
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Following back-to-back losses, the King University women’s basketball team got back on the left side of the ledger on Saturday at Converse College. The Tornado took the lead from the opening tip and never looked back as they cruised to the 77-53 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 15, 2014
Saints hand King Conference Carolinas loss
GAFFNEY, S.C. – After a high-scoring first half against Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College, the King University women’s basketball team fell short in a second-half defensive battle, losing to the homestanding Saints 55-49.
January 11, 2014
Tornado fall to Barton in Conference Carolinas clash
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After falling behind by 14 points early in the first half, the King University women’s basketball team was able to claw its way back into contention before falling to Conference Carolinas foe Barton College 84-76.
January 8, 2014
Balanced attack leads King to win at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Following their first loss in eight games, the King University women’s basketball team put together a solid performance at the University of Mount Olive on Wednesday night. The Tornado used their balanced attack to grab control of the game early en route to the 67-57 Conference Carolinas win.
January 4, 2014
Pfeiffer ends King's winning streak
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – 2014 didn’t quite start as the King University women’s basketball team envisioned it, as they traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University. The Tornado held an early lead, but the Falcons used a run late in the first half to take the lead before holding off a second half rally to hand King their first loss since November, 67-62.
December 21, 2013
Balanced attack leads King to seventh straight win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team closed out 2013 in style, winning their seventh straight contest on Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado squared off with Mars Hill University and took a decisive 75-53 victory from the Lions to cap 2013.
December 19, 2013
Davis signs NLI to play at King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball head coach Josh Thompson has announced the signing of Madison Davis. Last month, Davis signed a National Letter of Intent to play her college basketball at King starting in the 2014-15 season.
December 18, 2013
Free throws lead King to win at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road to face nonconference rival Tusculum College. The Tornado used a run late in the first half to gain control of the game, fended off a late Tusculum rally and converted their free throws to take the contest 73-65.
December 14, 2013
Tornado defeat crosstown foe Virginia Intermont 69-60
BRISTOL, Va. – The King University women’s basketball team made the trip across the state line to face crosstown foe Virginia Intermont College, emerging victorious by a score of 69-60 behind a balanced scoring attack, paced by ten points each from Bonnie Durrett and Sydney Harris.
December 12, 2013
Jackson's 14 points leads King past Pikeville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind a 14-point performance from Kelly Jackson and Bonnie Durrett’s sixth double-figure rebounding total of the season, the King University women’s basketball team defeated the University of Pikeville 63-51 on Thursday night in the Student Center for a season sweep of the visiting Bears.
December 7, 2013
Tornado use second half run to down Bobcats
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team defeated the visiting Lees-McRae College Bobcats on Saturday night at the Student Center Complex, closing the game on a 13-5 run that turned a 50-50 tie into a 63-55 advantage for the Tornado.
December 4, 2013
Tornado come back to escape Erskine with 64-61 win
DUE WEST, S.C. – It’s not always how you start a game, but how you finish in conference play. The King University women’s basketball team trailed for most of their Conference Carolinas opener at Erskine College, but they overcame an 11 point second half deficit to escape with a narrow 64-61 win.
November 26, 2013
Durrett's double-double leads King to win at Salem International
SALEM, W.VA. – The King University women’s basketball team played their final game before the Thanksgiving break at Salem International University. The Tornado didn’t get off to a great start, but the rebounded to come back and take the 84-71 road victory.
November 21, 2013
King falls to Cobras at home
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In another early season nonconference matchup, the King University women’s basketball team faced crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday night at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado took an early lead before the Cobras took the lead and didn’t look back as they took the game 66-61.
November 16, 2013
Tornado fall to Carson-Newman 78-75
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a back-and-forth affair that saw ten lead changes and nine ties, the King University women’s basketball team fell short by a score of 78-75 to visiting Carson-Newman University.
November 14, 2013
King shoots the lights out in season-opening win
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with a bang, scoring 100 points for the first time in more than four years. The Tornado made nearly 60 percent of their shots in their 102-78 victory at the University of Pikeville on Thursday night.
November 11, 2013
King eyes second straight postseason berth
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After improving its final record by nine games a season ago and earning the school’s first-ever berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s basketball team will look to build upon last year’s 14-13 overall record and make a second consecutive postseason appearance under third-year head coach Josh Thompson.
November 2, 2013
King tops Emory & Henry in exhibition
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team took an 86-76 win over Emory & Henry College in an exhibition contest at the Student Center Complex on Saturday night. The Tornado open the regular season on Thursday, November 14 at Pikeville University in Pikeville, Ky. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
September 7, 2013
Tornado help build new obstacle course at Holston View
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team may be in their offseason, but they are still active in the community. On Saturday morning, the team was at Holston View Elementary helping build a new obstacle course for their students.
July 18, 2013
King ranks sixth in WBCA Academic Team Honor Roll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year under head coach Josh Thompson, the King University women’s basketball team ranked in the top-10 of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Academic Team Honor Roll. The Tornado ranked sixth among NCAA Division II women’s basketball team in the 2012-13 season with a cumulative team GPA of 3.572.
July 1, 2013
Thompson signs five for 2013-14
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Josh Thompson, the King University women’s basketball coach announced the signing of five student-athletes for the 2013-14 season. Latrayvia Antoine, Reazyn Demoss, Jalan Harper, Whitney Mitchell and Whitney Roberts all signed to put on a Tornado uniform next season.
April 30, 2013
Girls basketball camp dates announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has announced the dates for this summer’s girls’ basketball camp. The camp will take place from July 8-12 on the campus of King University.
March 13, 2013
Johnson Among Finalists for Murphy Osborne Award
Senior women's basketball player Brooke Johnson has been named a finalist for the Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award, awarded annually to the student athlete with the highest levels of achievement in their sport, academically, and in leadership and community service.
March 5, 2013
Women's Basketball almost pulls off an upset as they fall 61-67 to Limestone !
Bonnie Durrett led with 19 rebounds and 14 points !
March 4, 2013
King/Limestone Game Time Changed
King's Women's Basketball game vs. Limestone on Tuesday has been moved up to a 5:30pm tip-off.
March 1, 2013
King W. Basketball defeats N. Greenville 72-64
Brooke Johnson scores 18 points in final 6 minutes !
February 26, 2013
Women's Basketball defeats Converse 65-44 !
Chelsea Bowling leads the Tornado with 14 points.
February 23, 2013
King Second Half Charge Comes Up Short Against Coker
The Lady Tornado had four players who scored in double figures, including Chelsea Bowling, who went 11-for-12 at the line as part of her 14 points.
February 22, 2013
Conference Carolinas Announces Basketball All Academic Teams
King men's and women's basketball was well-represented on the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Teams, released earlier today, placing a total of eight student athletes on the teams.
February 20, 2013
Lady Tornado Charge Comes Up Just Short at Limestone
Bonnie Durrett had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Tornado effort against the top team in the conference.
February 20, 2013
Basketball Game Times Changed
Game times for King's women's and men's basketball games vs. Coker on Saturday, February 23 have been changed to 2:00pm (women) and 4:00pm (men). Come support the Tornado!!
February 16, 2013
Women’s Basketball Falls to Mount Olive
Bonnie Durrett tallied 13 points and 9 rebounds and Chelsea Bowling added 10 points, but it was not enough as the Lady Tornado fell to Mount Olive, 56-53.
February 14, 2013
King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations
Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.
February 13, 2013
Lady Tornado Storm Back in Second Half at Lees-McRae
Stephanie Brantley came off the bench to score 15 and was one of five players to score at least nine points for the Lady Tornado.
February 9, 2013
Second-half Surge Lifts Lady Tornado to Victory
Bonnie Durrett led King with 12 points while turning in her ninth double-double of the season in a 51-48 win over the Crusaders.
February 6, 2013
Lady Tornado Grounds Flying Fleet, 55-36
King defense held the Erskine Flying Fleet to just 20 percent shooting, aided by Alley Sprouse’s four blocks and 14 rebounds.
February 2, 2013
Turnovers Marr King in Loss to Barton
King’s shooting hardships continued and were coupled with 22 turnovers in their 54-43 loss to Barton College in the Student Center Complex, Saturday night.
January 31, 2013
King to Hold Youth Basketball Night Saturday
This Saturday evening, King will hold Youth Basketball Night. Any child playing in an area parks and/or rec basketball league will have free admission to both games.
January 30, 2013
Crusaders Overcome Lady Tornado
Brooke Johnson led the King women’s basketball team with 15 points in their 84-67 loss to North Greenville University.
January 26, 2013
Lady Tornado Conquered by Cobras
Despite sophomore Bonnie Durrett’s eighth double-double of the season, the Coker Cobras held on to a double-digit lead for most of the game in their 73-63 win over King.
January 24, 2013
Saints Break Away from Tornado Late
With eight minutes remaining and a tie game in place, Limestone held King to two points for the duration of the game and raced to a 72-52 win.
January 21, 2013
Lady Tornado Muscle Way to 61-44 Victory Over Bobcats
King dominated the boards and the paint while Bonnie Durrett notched her seventh double-double of the season in the team’s win over Lees-McRae.
January 19, 2013
Queens Shoots Way Past Lady Tornado, 78-53
King’s offense struggled while Queens (N.C.) shot north of 40 percent in Saturday’s 78-53 loss for the Lady Tornado. Stephanie Brantley led King with 11 points.
January 16, 2013
Four Straight! Durrett Records Another Double-Double in Win
Bonnie Durrett put up 16 points and 14 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double while Stephanie Brantley’s career-high 25 led King to a 73-58 win over Converse.
January 12, 2013
Johnson, Durrett Lead King to Upset Win
Brooke Johnson led the Lady Tornado with 21 points while Bonnie Durrett’s fifth double-double of the season helped knock off Pfeiffer.
January 10, 2013
King Athletics Invites You to Community Appreciation Night
Admission will be free to Saturday evening’s women and men’s basketball games for all Bristol, TN/VA and TriCities residents.
January 9, 2013
Durrett Turns in Career-High 21, Lady Tornado Defeat Erskine 63-47
Sophomore Bonnie Durrett recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds in King’s victory.
January 5, 2013
Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Belmont Abbey
Stephanie Brantley scored a career-high 18 points to help spur a comeback, but fell just short in a 60-56 loss, Saturday night.
January 3, 2013
Bulldog Defense Stalls Lady Tornado
King was held to 29.2 percent shooting in its 57-43 loss to the Barton Bulldogs. Bonnie Durrett was one of three players with eight points.
December 18, 2012
Lady Tornado Defeat Salem International Again for Third Straight Win
Senior Allison Bosse was one rebound short of a double-double and led the Lady Tornado with 11 points in their 65-45 victory of the Tigers.
December 18, 2012
Women’s Basketball Signs Four to National Letters of Intent
Women’s Basketball head coach, Josh Thompson, has announced the signing of four student-athletes to NLIs for the 2013-14 season.
December 4, 2012
Bowling's Double-Double Leads King to 71-47 Win
King had another strong shooting night behind Allison Bosse and Chelsea Bowling's first double-double in their win over Salem International.
December 1, 2012
Johnson, Lady Tornado Hold Off Royals in OT
Brooke Johnson helped force overtime versus Queens (N.C.) while Bonnie Durrett and Kelly Jackson turned the tide during OT to edge the Royals, 85-82.
November 27, 2012
Trojans Edge Lady Tornado Despite Second Half Comeback, 60-56
Brooke Johnson led the Lady Tornado with 12 points despite a 60-56 loss to Mount Olive on Tuesday night. King is now 0-2 in Conference Carolinas play.
November 20, 2012
Durrett Doubles Up in Road Win at Mars Hill
Sophomore Bonnie Durrett recorded the first double-double of her young career in the Lady Tornado’s 63-42 win at Mars Hill, Tuesday night.
November 17, 2012
Pfeiffer Rallies in Second Half to Defeat King
Alley Sprouse led the Lady Tornado with 15 points in King’s 63-55 loss to the Pfeiffer Falcons, Saturday afternoon.
November 14, 2012
Johnson Takes Lady Tornado to Victory Over VI in Season Opener
King opened the 2012-13 season with a 76-60 victory over state-line rival, Virginia Intermont, Wednesday night. Brooke Johnson led with 15 points.
November 13, 2012
King Athletics and ARC TV Announce Broadcasting Partnership
Appalachian Regional Community Television (ARC TV) and King Athletics will partner to broadcast select athletic events for 2012-13.
September 11, 2012
Women’s Basketball Schedule Released, Open with VI
King begins play Nov. 14 at home against Virginia Intermont before engaging in its quest for the program's first-ever Conference Carolinas championship.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
July 17, 2012
WBCA Recognizes Women’s Basketball Among Nation’s Top Academically
King Lady Tornado Basketball held the No. 2 spot among NCAA Division II schools in team GPA and third overall among all collegiate divisions.
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
June 20, 2012
Women’s Basketball Adds Two Transfers to 2012-13 Class
Head Coach Josh Thompson has announced the signing of Chelsea Bowling and Bonnie Durrett have both decided to transfer to join the Lady Tornado next year.
May 4, 2012
Lady Tornado Sign Three to National Letters of Intent
Head Coach Josh Thompson announced the welcoming of Taylor Robinson, Brittany Stringer, and Stephanie Brantley after the trio committed to King.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 25, 2012
Men’s Volleyball and Women’s Basketball to Host Summer Camps
Men's Volleyball and Women's Basketball will each hold a youth summer camp this July. Click for more details.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
February 24, 2012
Johnson, Lady Tornado Set New Highs in Win Over Erskine
King set new highs on the court through a 79-53 victory over Erskine College on Senior Night from the Student Center.
February 23, 2012
Eight Named to Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
King led the way on the courts and in the classroom with a league-high eight student-athletes named to the All-Conference Academic Team.
February 18, 2012
Road Schedule Closes with Loss at Pfeiffer
Three Lady Tornado score 10 or more in final road contest but lose 84-61 at Pfeiffer University, Saturday evening.
February 14, 2012
Sprouse Notches Double-Double in Loss to Lees-McRae
Alley Sprouse notched 12 points and 10 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season in a 65-54 loss to Lees-McRae on Tuesday.
February 11, 2012
Second Half Surge Too Little, Too Late
Kelly Jackson led the Lady Tornado with 16 points while her team set a new season-high with 44 second-half points in a 76-62 loss to Queens (N.C.)
February 8, 2012
Abbeys Prevail in Overtime Battle
Brooke Johnson led the team with 15 points and helped the Lady Tornado force overtime with Belmont Abbey but fell after extra time, 53-48.
February 6, 2012
Comeback Quelled by Valkyries, 60-59
The Lady Tornado and Valkyries played to the last possession with the hosts surviving a late comeback attempt.
February 6, 2012
Join the “Sea of Red” Wednesday Versus Belmont Abbey
Wear your red King gear to Wednesday's "Sea of Red Night" and receive a red rally towel during a doubleheader against the Crusaders.
February 4, 2012
Defense Handcuffs Knights in 71-49 Win
The Lady Tornado allowed only twenty points and ended the game on a 16-4 run on their way to defeat St. Andrew's, 71-49, on Saturday afternoon.
February 2, 2012
Late Crusader Run Downs Lady Tornado
Alley Sprouse's first career double-double was not enough after North Greenville used a late run to separate from King in a 69-58 decision.
February 1, 2012
King Announces Washington County Youth Basketball Day
Youth basketball players and their families are invited to attend this Saturday's Tornado basketball games, free of charge.
January 30, 2012
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night Set for Thursday Basketball Games
Join Tornado Athletics on Thursday, Feb. 2, as we celebrate the contributions of King's staff and faculty while "making a wish" come true!
January 26, 2012
Saints Top Tornado, 54-45
Alley Sprouse led the Lady Tornado with 15 points in a nine-point loss to the Limestone Saints while opening Solid Blue 2012.
January 24, 2012
Lady Tornado Stumble Against Flying Fleet
King made a serious late push in the final ten minutes of Tuesday night's contest but was outlasted by Erskine, 68-57, at the Belk Center.
January 24, 2012
Solid Blue Sweeps Through Bristol Thursday
Enjoy free giveaways aplenty and the unification of the King College community while cheering the Tornado basketball teams on, this Thursday night!
January 21, 2012
Lady Tornado Upset Defending Champs for Second Straight Win
Alley Sprouse's team-leading 13 points helped King defeat the defending tournament champion Bulldogs at home, Saturday evening.
January 20, 2012
Tornado Basketball Brings in Barton for Doubleheader
King Men's and Women's Basketball will host the Barton Bulldogs at the Student Center Complex for a doubleheader of action beginning at 5:30 pm
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 16, 2012
Defense Leads Lady Tornado to Beat Bobcats
Two Bobcat technical fouls and a turnover-filled ending led to a thrilling 55-52 victory for the Lady Tornado on Monday evening.
January 14, 2012
Cobras Top Tornado After Late Rally Falls Short
Battling from behind at the half, King rallied to within nine points of the Coker Cobras but fell short in a 66-46 loss, Saturday afternoon.
January 10, 2012
Bench Helps Rally but Falls Short to Abbeys
Despite shooting percentages north of 40 in both short and long range, King suffered a 64-53 defeat at Belmont Abbey, Tuesday evening.
January 7, 2012
Turnovers Spoil Impressive Outing in Loss to Trojans
Down by only one basket late in the second half, Mount Olive used a pair of King turnovers late to break away to defeat the Lady Tornado, 65-59.
January 6, 2012
Tornado Basketball to Host Community Day Saturday!
Join King Athletics as we celebrate Community Day on Jan. 7 where fans can attend for FREE and have their chance at winning a variety of amazing prizes!
January 5, 2012
Defense Stifles Converse in Night of King Firsts
Behind a strong defensive effort and Brooke Johnson's team-high 15 points, King earned its first victory of the season over Converse, 64-38.
January 5, 2012
Lady Tornado to Host Converse in First Conference Home Game
King (0-10, 0-2) and Converse (1-9, 0-2) will do battle this evening (5:30 p.m. ET) at the Student Center in their first league home game of the year
January 3, 2012
Lady Tornado Struggles Continue with Loss to Crusaders
Sophomore guard Kelly Jackson earned her first double-double of her career at King with a team-high 12 points and 11 rebounds against NGU.
December 18, 2011
Lady Tornado Downed by Lions in Final Non-Conference Game
Freshman center Alley Sprouse and junior guard Mikki Oliver each scored 10 points to lead the Lady Tornado in their 73-41 loss to Mars Hill.
December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!
December 12, 2011
King v. Mars Hill Game Relocated to Stanford Arena
The Dec. 19 women's basketball game versus Mars Hill has been relocated to Stanford Arena (Mars Hills, N.C.).
December 10, 2011
LMU Shuts Down Lady Tornado
Mikki Oliver led the Lady Tornado struggling offense with 11 points in a 80-54 loss to the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters, Saturday afternoon.
December 9, 2011
King Hosts LMU in Opener of Saturday Doubleheader
King Women's Basketball will open a twinbill of hoops action against Lincoln Memorial University (4-4) this Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
December 6, 2011
Home Opener Spoiled by Lady Lions, 68-50
The King Lady Tornado dropped their first game at home, 68-50, to the Mars Hill Lady Lions on Tuesday night.
December 3, 2011
Cedarville Hands King 85-49 Loss at Waterman Classic
King (0-6) struggled shooting in a loss to Cedarville University (6-1) during the second day of the 10th Annual Waterman Classic, 85-49.
December 2, 2011
Tornado Marred by Turnovers in Loss to Marauders
Late turnovers prevented the Tornado from picking up their first victory in a 67-58 loss to Central State University on Friday night.
November 29, 2011
Lady Tornado Lose Conference Opener to Limestone
King Women's Basketball battled with Limestone College in the first-ever Conference Carolinas match up, losing to the Saints, 85-57.
November 23, 2011
Lady Tornado Downed by Carson-Newman
Three King players hit double figure point totals in Wednesday night's 83-67 loss to the Carson-Newman Eagles.
November 16, 2011
Multiple Rallies Fall Short in Loss to Brevard
Brooke Johnson was near perfect in her three-point shot attempts but Brevard College pulled away late for a 76-66 victory.
November 12, 2011
Lady Tornado Suffer Opening Day Loss to LMU
King Women's Basketball held its ground for 20 minutes of play but LMU came out of the gates strongly to deliver the Tornado an 82-69 loss.
November 11, 2011
Women’s Basketball Opens at Lincoln Memorial Saturday
Before you go rushing out to Lincoln Memorial for this weekend's women's basketball opener, listen and read on what to expect from the Tornado!
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
October 19, 2011
Conference Carolinas Basketball Rankings Released
Tonado Basketball was tabbed to finish fifth in Conference Carolinas while the Lady Tornado were selected to finish eighth in this year's Preseason Coaches' Poll
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
September 19, 2011
Sign Up Today for the 2011 King College Basketball Coaches Clinic
Local basketball coaches and those interested in honing in their knowledge of the game are invited to learn from some of the best in the business at this year's coaches clinic
August 18, 2011
Shelly Yount Joins King Women’s Basketball as Assistant
Head coach Josh Thompson has announced that Shelly Yount, a former player of his from Nyack College, will join the program as an assistant coach.
July 15, 2011
Josh Thompson Named Head Coach for Lady Tornado Basketball
Josh Thompson has been named head coach for the Lady Tornado basketball team. Thompson comes to King College from Nyack College in New York where he served as head coach for their women’s program from 2002-2010.
April 24, 2011
Deans named to NCCAA All-American squad
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Ashley Deans was named to the 2010-11 NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball All-American Second Team, as announced by the national office.
March 25, 2011
NCCAA honor for Deans again
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Ashley Deans picked up the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week award from the national office for a second straight week.
March 19, 2011
King wins at NCCAA Nationals over Trinity International, 75-73
WINONA LAKE, Ind. - King College held on for a 75-73 win at the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament in the seventh-place game over Trinity International (Ill.) University Saturday.
March 19, 2011
King wins at NCCAA Nationals over Trinity International, 75-73
WINONA LAKE, Ind. - King College held on for a 75-73 win at the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament in the seventh-place game over Trinity International (Ill.) University Saturday.
March 18, 2011
Lady Tornado defeated by host Grace at NCCAA
WINONA LAKE, Ind. - King College was upended 67-55 by host Grace (Ind.) College Friday at the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament.
March 17, 2011
King unable to get past top-seed SAGU at NCCAA
WINONA LAKE, Ind. - King College started the 2011 NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament with a 74-63 setback against top-seed Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) University Thursday despite 25 points from Ashley Deans.
March 16, 2011
Deans awarded with NCCAA weekly honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Ashley Deans played her way to the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week award, the national office announced.
March 14, 2011
Lady Tornado draws top-seed SAGU at NCCAA Nationals
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was placed as the No. 8 seed for the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament that will tip off Thursday at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.
March 12, 2011
NCCAA Nationals ticket punched for Lady Tornado Basketball
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. - The King College women's basketball team made it back-to-back NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region championships thanks to an 84-78 victory over Oakland City (Ind.) University Saturday in which six Lady Tornado players scored in double-digits. With the win the Lady Tornado will make a return trip to the NCCAA National Tournament.
March 11, 2011
King duo scores 11 apiece to send Lady Tornado to Mid-East title tilt
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. - The top-seeded King College women's basketball team advanced to NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Championship thanks to a 64-36 victory at Covenant (Ga.) College Friday.
March 10, 2011
Deans and Mooney named to NCCAA All-Mid-East Region squad
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. - King College's Ashley Deans and Derika Mooney were selected to the NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball All-Mid-East Region list, Deans a first-team selection with Mooney on the second-team, as announced by the region office.
March 9, 2011
King keeps NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College held onto seven Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Stat Rankings, the national office announced.
March 7, 2011
Top-seeded Lady Tornado prepares for NCCAA Mid-East Regional
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will defend the NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Women's Basketball title this weekend as the Lady Tornado travel to Lookout Mountain, Ga., for the region tournament that starts Friday.
March 3, 2011
Lady Tornado maintains places in NCAA Stat Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College owned seven Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Stat Rankings, the national office announced.
February 28, 2011
King gets two on Independent Invite squad
WASHINGTON, D.C. - King College's Ashley Deans and Brittany Kinser were placed on the 2011 Independent Invitational All-Tournament team at the conclusion of the event Sunday.
February 27, 2011
King falls to Palm Beach Atlantic at Independent Invite, 67-54
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The King College women's basketball team had four players in double-digits, but the Lady Tornado lost a 67-54 contest Sunday to Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University on the final day of the Independent Invitational Classic hosted by the University of the District of Columbia.
February 26, 2011
King powers past Washington Adventist, 91-43
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The King College women's basketball team made it five straight wins as the Lady Tornado beat Washington Adventist 91-43 Saturday on the second day of the 2011 Independent Invitational hosted by the University of the District of Columbia.
February 25, 2011
Lady Tornado picks up 72-69 decision over District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, D.C. - King College opened the 2011 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Independent Invitational with a 72-69 win over host University of the District of Columbia Friday.
February 24, 2011
Lady Tornado holds onto NCAA DII rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College kept seven Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Stat Rankings, the national office released.
February 22, 2011
Lady Tornado prepares for NCAA DII Independent Invitational
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball team will be a part of the 2011 NCAA Division II Independent Schools Invitational Friday through Sunday at the University of the District of Columbia.
February 18, 2011
King still among best in NCAA DII Women's Basketball stats
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College owned seven Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Stat Rankings, the national office announced.
February 12, 2011
Second half surge propels King past Young Harris
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The King College women's basketball team clamped down to come from behind in a 60-40 win Saturday at Young Harris (Ga.) College as the Lady Tornado allowed just 11 second-half points.
February 11, 2011
Lady Tornado moves up in NCAA DII Women's Basketball stats
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College kept seven Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Stat Rankings, as announced by the national office.
February 8, 2011
Deans nets 18 points in home finale
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College closed the home portion of the women's basketball season with a 72-50 win over North Greenville (S.C.) University Tuesday.
February 5, 2011
King scores 84 in victory over Salem International
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball team did not have any issues Saturday in an 84-23 win over Salem International (W.Va.) University with a game-high 26 points from Ashley Deans.
February 3, 2011
Deans scores 20, King defeated by District of Columbia 70-57
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball team was near perfect at the free throw line Thursday, but it was not enough as the Lady Tornado lost a 70-57 home contest against the University of the District of Columbia.
February 2, 2011
Lady Tornado Basketball keeps NCAA Stat Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College totaled seven Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Stat Rankings, the national office announced.
January 28, 2011
King moves within NCAA DII Women's Basketball Stat Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's duo of Ashley Deans and Derika Mooney combined for five individual Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat rankings, as announced by the national office.
January 22, 2011
King uses second half surge against Young Harris
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball team pulled away with a strong second half run for a 71-55 win over the visitors from Young Harris (Ga.) College Saturday.
January 20, 2011
Deans and Mooney puts King onto NCAA DII Stat Report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Ashley Deans and Derika Mooney both posted two Top-100 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat rankings, as announced by the national office.
January 19, 2011
Lady Tornado overtaken late at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Two free throws in the final seconds were the difference as the King College women's basketball team suffered a 58-56 loss at North Greenville (S.C.) University Wednesday.
January 18, 2011
Lady Tornado collects NCCAA stat rankings
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The King College women's basketball team posted eight Top-25 NCCAA Division I stat rankings in the newest report. Half of the rankings came in team categories while two Lady Tornado players posted two individual rankings each.
January 15, 2011
Season highs helps Lady Tornado to 62-48 win at Salem International
SALEM, W.Va. - A King College women's basketball duo scored in double-digits as the Lady Tornado picked up a 62-48 win at Salem International (W.Va.) University Saturday.
January 12, 2011
King collects six Top-100 NCAA DII Women's Basketball stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Ashley Deans climbed higher in the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat report with a Top-25 ranking, as the rankings were released by the national office.
January 12, 2011
Weather changes King-North Greenville women's game
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball game at North Greenville (S.C.) University has been rescheduled for Jan. 19.
January 10, 2011
Deans scores spot on All-Tournament squad
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's Ashley Deans was named to the 2011 University of the District of Columbia New Year's Classic All-Tournament team.
January 9, 2011
King wins over Washington Adventist, 82-53
WASHINGTON, D.C. - King College posted an 82-53 win over Washington Adventist Sunday to wrap up the University of District of Columbia New Year's Classic.
January 8, 2011
Lady Tornado comes up short at District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, D.C. - King College opened the University District of Columbia New Year's Classic Saturday by losing to host District of Columbia 66-62.
January 6, 2011
Lady Tornado's Deans among NCAA DII bests
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Ashley Deans moved into the Top-40 in an individual NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat category as the newest report was released from the national office.
January 3, 2011
King returns to the win column thanks to 68-56 victory over Brevard
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College turned to the start of 2011 to end a four-game losing streak as the Lady Tornado defeated Brevard (N.C.) College 68-56 Monday inside the Student Center Complex.
January 2, 2011
King Women's Basketball welcomes Brevard to start 2011
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has Brevard (N.C.) College on the schedule for Monday as the Lady Tornado resume play after the Christmas break. The game inside the Student Center will start at 6 p.m.
December 24, 2010
Lady Tornado posts 10 Top-10 rankings within NCCAA Mid-East stat report
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College collected 10 individual Top-10 NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Women's Basketball stat rankings, the organization announced. Of the rankings, three are atop the categories.
December 23, 2010
Team and individual NCCAA National Stat rankings for Lady Tornado
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College has five NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball National stat rankings, the organization released.
December 18, 2010
King scores in bunches, but not enough at Wingate
WINGATE, N.C. - King College battled at Wingate (N.C.) University through two overtimes Saturday, but Wingate outscored the Lady Tornado 15-7 in the second extra period as the final score was in favor of Wingate 106-98.
December 16, 2010
Tharpe scores 16, but Lady Tornado comes up short at MHC
MARS HILL, N.C. - King College suffered a 62-52 defeat Thursday at Mars Hill (N.C.) College with a pair of Lady Tornado players scoring in double-digits.
December 15, 2010
King shoots onto NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College was placed at No. 47 in the first NCAA Division II Women's Basketball stat report's free-throw percentage, the organization announced.
December 14, 2010
Lady Tornado game at Mars Hill moved up to 2 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball game at Mars Hill (N.C.) College Thursday has changed start times as the game will begin at 2 p.m.
December 11, 2010
Lady Tornado handed home defeat by C-N, 64-50
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College could not overcome a second half rally by Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College as the Lady Tornado lost a 64-50 contest at home Saturday.
December 10, 2010
Top-30 NCCAA ranking for King Women's Basketball
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was No. 29 in the first NCCAA Division I Women's Basketball Burbridge Report, the national office announced.
December 8, 2010
King unable to overtake Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball team traveled to Tusculum (Tenn.) College and was defeated 74-43 Wednesday.
December 4, 2010
Lady Tornado returns to win column, King beats VIC 67-56
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 67-56 victory over neighboring Virginia Intermont College Saturday with three players scoring in double-digits.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!