Dockery scores 30 as King defeats Voorhees, 97-76

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's Mark Dockery paced the Tornado with 30 points in a 97-76 win over Voorhees (S.C.) College Monday.

Dockery, a senior from Nickelsville, Va., was 8-for-12 from the floor for the game and 6-for-9 from behind the three-point line. He added an 8-for-8 performance at the free throw line for his second 30-plus point effort of the season. With the points from Monday, Dockery moved into fifth on King's All-Time scoring list with 1,586 points. He needs 27 points to move ahead of Larry Sharrett for fourth.

Michael Fortune (Beckley, W.Va.) chipped in 17 points while Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) finished with 15. Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) scored 14 points with a 7-for-11 shooting night. Brian Hewitt (Powell, Tenn.) hit two 3-pointers for six points in the game, but he tied his season high for assists with 13. Hewitt's assists were a part of a season high 28 for King.

King, now 10-11 on the season, put on a shooting clinic in the first half. The Tornado went 21-for-30 overall and 10-for-13 from behind the arc en route to a 57-34 lead at the half. The teams traded baskets early and the only lead for Voorhees came when the game was 7-6 two minutes in. From there King scored the next nine points and did not look back.

The home team enjoyed a 12-point lead, 27-15, with 12:45 left in the half. Voorhees made a charge with a 13-2 run to get within one, but that would be as close as the game would be. King scored the final 12 points of the half in a four minute run.

King led 84-48 with 11:38 to go, but the Tornado went without a field goal for almost 10 minutes. Fortune stopped the drought with a basket with 1:45 left. In the meantime King knocked down seven free throws, but Voorhees had 24 points in the span to make the score 93-72 after Fortune's basket.

For the game King was 35-for-56 (62.5 percent) overall and 11-for-19 (57.9 percent) from behind the three-point line. The home team added a 16-for-22 (72.7 percent) effort at the free throw line.

Voorhees, with a 7-10 record after the game, got 13 points from Brandon Coleman. Antwan Carter finished with a dozen points with Sam Dotson and Cyrus Green both scoring 10.

As a team Voorhees was 25-for-49 (51.0 percent) and 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) from behind the arc. The visitors took advantage of the free throw line by going 17-for-18 (94.4 percent).

The rebound battle was won by Voorhees 28-22, but King forced 33 turnovers that led to 37 points. On the flip side Voorhees scored 25 points on 17 Tornado turnovers.

King will travel to Central State (Ohio) University for a 4 p.m. game Saturday.