Women's Basketball News Archives

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    January 16, 2017
    King runs past SWU for fifth straight win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s continued their hot play of late, winning their fifth straight contest behind a balanced scoring attack. The Tornado used an early run to gain separation from Southern Wesleyan University and pulled away to take the 87-40 victory.
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    January 14, 2017
    Albertson's career day leads King past North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team squared off against North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. A strong first half by the Tornado and a career-high performance by Ashley Albertson led King to victory 80-65.
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    January 11, 2017
    Offense stays hot as King downs Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team continued their hot play on the offensive end of the floor on Wednesday night at Barton College. The Tornado posted their best shooting game of the season and had five scorers in double figures as they defeated the Bulldogs 94-60.
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    January 07, 2017
    Balanced attack leads King past Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a record performance on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team showed a balanced attack in another Conference Carolinas victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado pulled away from Pfeiffer University in the second quarter, eventually taking the contest 81-46.
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    January 06, 2017
    Eight score in double figures in Tornado win over Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team may have turned in their best performance of the season on Friday night when they defeated Belmont Abbey College 107-63. The Tornado eclipsed 100 points for the first time in three season and had eight scorers in double figures in the Conference Carolinas victory.
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    January 03, 2017
    Limestone hands King first league defeat GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team got off to a solid start at Conference Carolinas perennial power Limestone College. However, the Saints answered with a 26-0 run to take control of the contest en route to the 79-53 victory, handing King their first conference defeat of the season.
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    December 28, 2016
    King falls at Elon in exhibition ELON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to action with an exhibition at Elon University on Wednesday night. The Phoenix used a big second half to take the contest 93-47.
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    December 14, 2016
    King can't overcome quick Columbus State start COLUMBUS, Ga. – The King University women's basketball team played their final game before the semester break at Columbus State University on Wednesday night. The Cougars got off to a hot start and didn't slow down, taking the contest 66-42.
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    December 10, 2016
    Solid performance moves King to 4-0 in league play CENTRAL S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team used a solid performance to move to 4-0 in Conference Carolinas play with a victory at Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado built a sizable halftime advantage and closed the 74-57 win on an 8-0 run.
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    December 07, 2016
    Tornado hold off UVa-Wise for nonconference victory BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team squared off with nonconference foe UVa-Wise and took a hard fought victory from the Cavaliers. King gained separation in the third quarter, outscoring UVa-Wise by four points, eventually taking the contest 60-56.
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    December 07, 2016
    Mitchell tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Whitney Mitchell garnered Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, averaging 23.5 points and 5.0 assists per game in a pair of victories last week for the Tornado.
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    December 05, 2016
    Mitchell's big week leads to conference weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team won a pair of Conference Carolinas contests last week behind guard Whitney Mitchell, and the league recognized Mitchell’s performance on Monday. Mitchell scored at least 20 points in each contest and was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the first time this season.
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    December 03, 2016
    Tornado hang on to top Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team returned home on Saturday night and earned a tough 69-67 Conference Carolinas victory over Barton College. The Tornado gained the lead early and had to fight off a late Bulldog run to move to 3-0 on conference play.
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    November 29, 2016
    Mitchell leads King past Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start at Erskine College on Tuesday night, but the Tornado came back to close the first quarter and start the second. King extended their lead in the third quarter and held it there behind their best shooting output of the season to take the contest 88-74.
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    November 22, 2016
    Tornado come back to win conference opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of road games last week, the King University women’s basketball team returned to the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex to open Conference Carolinas play in a see-saw affair with North Greenville University. The Crusaders closed the first half on a run to take an 11 point lead, but the Tornado came back to start the second half and pulled away late, taking the contest 76-69.
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    November 21, 2016
    Tornado visit Niswonger Children's Hospital BRISTOL, Tenn. – Heading into Thanksgiving this week, the King University women’s basketball team was giving back to the community at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The student-athletes and coaches visited with the children and their families, as well as handed out stuffed animals, coloring books and t-shirts.
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    November 19, 2016
    King drops nonconference tilt at Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road to face regional rival Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday, and the home-standing Railsplitters took control of the contest early. Lincoln Memorial used a 10-0 run in the first quarter to take the advantage and didn’t look back, taking the contest 90-71.
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    November 16, 2016
    Tornado fall at Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road for the first time this season, and ran into a hot Carson-Newman University offense. The Eagles grabbed the lead from the onset and didn’t look back, taking the contest 107-71.
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    November 14, 2016
    Johnson tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball player Sheena Johnson opened the 2016-17 season on a high note, leading the Tornado to a pair of wins and earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week in the process. The sophomore averaged 19.5 points in a pair of games last week for the Tornado.
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    November 12, 2016
    Tornado defeat Mars Hills to start season 2-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team played against Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon. The game was close early, but right out of the half a 12-0 run led King to a 69-43 victory.
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    November 11, 2016
    Johnson's career night lifts King past Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team got off to a fast start on Friday night as they opened their season against Tusculum College. The Tornado went on a 11-0 run early in the first quarter and never looked back, winning the contest 86-63.
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    October 11, 2016
    Van Deventer travels to Kenya with Athletes In Action BRISTOL, Tenn. – The summer is a time for rest, or for some, time to fine tune their respective games and along with that go a mission trip to another country. King University women’s basketball player Amy Van Deventer decided to work on her game as well as take a trip to Nairobi, Kenya with Athletes in Action as the summer winded down.
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    May 24, 2016
    Van Deventer selected an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring, King University women’s basketball player Amy Van Deventer was selected as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for women’s basketball. She became the second Tornado to earn the distinction.
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    May 05, 2016
    Thompson inks three for 2016-17 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a Conference Carolinas Tournament runner-up finish to the third-ranked team in the country, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson is eager to improve in 2016-17, and he has signed three student-athletes to help the Tornado achieve that goal next season. Thompson signed incoming freshmen Emily Kiser and Arielle Holloway as well as transfer student Danielle Luczak for the upcoming season.
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    March 04, 2016
    Late Limestone flurry tops Tornado CC championship GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University women’s basketball team had the daunting task of facing the nation’s second ranked team, Limestone College on their home court. The third seeded Tornado proved to be up to the challenge throughout the contest, and held a 53-49 in the final minute. However, the unbeaten Saints made a pair of three-point baskets to take the lead and earn the 56-53 victory.
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    March 03, 2016
    King advances to ConfCarolinas final with win over UMO GAFFNEY, S.C. – In postseason play teams expect all the games to be tight, and the King University women’s basketball team earned a tough win in the fourth quarter of the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal against the University of Mount Olive. The third seed Tornado out scored second seeded Mount Olive in the fourth quarter 19-15 to take the contest 74-70, and earn their first trip to the Conference Carolinas championship game.
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    March 03, 2016
    Harper leads King's All-Conference Carolinas selections BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas semifinals on Thursday evening, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers and three King University women’s basketball players were recognized. Jalan Harper led this group, being named Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year. Amy Van Deventer and Whitney Mitchell also earned All-Conference Carolinas accolades for the Tornado.
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    February 29, 2016
    Tornado advance to Conference Carolinas semis, defeat NGU BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team put together a very consistent effort on Monday night in the quarterfinal of the Conference Carolinas Championship. The third seeded Tornado defeated sixth seed North Greenville University 77-56, scoring 21 points in three quarters to keep their season alive.
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    February 29, 2016
    Six Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the basketball regular season has come to an end, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams for the 2015-16 season. Six Tornado were honored, three members from the women’s team and three from the men’s.
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    February 26, 2016
    Tornado fall at No. 3 Limestone in final regular season contest GAFFNEY, S.C. – In their final contest of the regular season the King University women’s basketball team fell short at No. 3 Limestone College. After overcoming an early deficit the Tornado were ultimately not able to blemish the Saints undefeated regular season. King was led by a double-double performance from Amy Van Deventer.
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    February 23, 2016
    Mitchell leads King in come-from-behind victory at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – In true rivalry fashion the King University women's basketball posts a come-from-behind victory at Lees-McRae College. After trailing throughout almost the entire contest the Tornado took the lead in the final 2:32 to go on to defeat the Bobcats 78-70. Whitney Mitchell fueled King in the win posting a career-high 29 points.
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    February 20, 2016
    Harper's 23 not enough to get past Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – Erskine College handed the King University women’s basketball a loss for the second time this season. Despite out-rebounding and out-shooting the Flying Fleet from three-point range, the Tornado were unable to pull off a victory falling 69-65. Jalan Harper led the Tornado, matching a career-high 23 points.
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    February 17, 2016
    Tornado land hard earned victory at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Tornado traveled to take on Pfeiffer University in a tough Conference Carolinas battle. In a game that included 10 lead changes the Tornado persevered sealing the deal at the free-throw line. King took a hard earned 65-61 victory led by Amy Van Deventer with 15 points.
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    February 13, 2016
    Tornado drops heartbreaker to #3 Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was expected to be a back-and-forth affair between the two teams atop the Conference Carolinas standings lived up to the billing on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The King University women’s basketball team took a blow from third-ranked Limestone College early, but countered in the second quarter. However, the undefeated Saints had the final say as they took the lead late and held on for the 66-64 victory.
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    February 11, 2016
    Second half pushes King past Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – Maybe it was the unusual start time of 4:30 p.m., but the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Belmont Abbey College on Thursday evening. Brittany Stringer nailed a three-point basket right before the half to give King a lead at the break. King then won the third quarter and put the Crusaders away in the fourth quarter to take the contest 64-47.
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    February 11, 2016
    Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
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    February 09, 2016
    Big first half pushes King past Barton WILSON, N.C. – A strong first half showing sent King University women’s basketball past Barton College led by Amy Van Deventer posting a double-double. After entering halftime with an 18 point lead the Tornado coasted to a 73-47 victory on a cushion they had built early on.
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    February 06, 2016
    Mount Olive steals win at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth straight home game, the King University women’s basketball team took the University of Mount Olive in a contest that saw the Trojans come back late and steal a victory in the Student Center Complex. Mount Olive grabbed their first lead of the game with seven minutes remaining and took the contest 70-67.
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    February 03, 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.
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