The Tornado trailed by only four at the break, but Limestone pulled away in the second half.
GAFFNEY, S.C. – King trailed by four at halftime, but Limestone outscored the Tornado 36-13 in the second half to pull away for a 74-47 victory. The Saints opened the second half on a 32-4 run. Junior Michael Fortune (Beckley, W. Va.) scored eight points to lead the Tornado.
King shot 40 percent in the first half, but Limestone shot 50 percent to lead 38-34 at halftime. The Tornado could not get much going in the second half though and shot just 5-for-29 (17.2%) as a team from the field, including 1-for-15 (6.7%) from three-point land. The Saints shot 56 percent from the field and made six threes to pull away in the second half.
With the loss, the Tornado are now 17-7 overall and are fourth in the conference at 12-6. Limestone (16-7, 12-5 Conference Carolinas) had four players who scored in double figures on the night. The win pushed Limestone up to second-place in the conference.
King will try to return to its winning ways at home against Coker on Saturday, February 23 at the Student Center Complex. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m., following the women's game.