January 31, 2013

King to Hold Youth Basketball Night Saturday

This Saturday evening, King Athletics will hold Youth Basketball Night. Any child playing in an area parks and/or recreational basketball league will have free admission to both basketball games.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King Athletics will hold Youth Basketball Night this Saturday, Feb. 2. Any child playing in an area parks and/or recreation youth basketball and their family will be admitted both King University men’s and women’s basketball games versus Barton College free of charge.

This Saturday evening, the King men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Barton College in doubleheader action beginning at 5:30 p.m. inside the Student Center Complex. Those children that are playing in an area rec basketball league and their families wearing their team jersey or shirt will be granted free admission to both games.

During halftime of the men's game, a selected group of kids can participate in the classic basketball shooting game of ‘Knockout’. The winner receiving a $50 gift card to Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakery.

Both King teams look to rebound this weekend after suffering losses to North Greenville University on Wednesday night. The Lady Tornado (9-8, 5-8) host the Bulldogs (13-4, 12-1) and look to avenge a 57-43 loss sustained in Wilson, N.C. on Jan. 3. Brooke Johnson continues her quest to 1,000 career points after leading the team in scoring in their most recent contest while Chelsea Bowling’s return to the lineup is expected to give King a jolt, offensively.

The Tornado men’s team took down then No. 12 Barton College in a 97-72 walloping back in January, helping them gain entrance into the NCAA Division II top-25 rankings. The Tornado (13-5, 8-4) have won three of their last six while Barton has quietly had continual success and has regained that No. 12 ranking.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Regular admission is $5 per person. King University students, staff, and faculty receive free admission with a valid King I.D. Live stats and video will be provided at www.KingTornado.com.