Tornado freezes out Arkansas Fort Smith at Alaska Invite

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - King College wrapped up the Alaska Invitational with a 89-80 win giving Arkansas Fort Smith their first loss of the season Saturday thanks to a Tornado duo scoring 22 points apiece.

Mark Dockery (Nicklesville, Va.) and Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) both finished the game with 22 points each. Smith also had 11 rebounds. Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) poured in 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

King saw a 17-point lead in the second half cut down to five with 84 seconds left, but the Tornado held off the charge. The halftime score saw King lead 44-29.

The Tornado, now at 2-3, will play at Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University on Tuesday at 8 p.m. It will be the Tornado's first game in Tennessee on the schedule.

Not only did King end the Alaska Invitational with a 2-1 mark, but Tornado head coach George Pitts picked up his 99th win while at the helm of the King program.

Arkansas Fort Smith moved to 3-1 after the day's result.