BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball team defended their home court on Friday night with a tough Conference Carolinas win over Barton College. King gritted out the 95-82 by outrebounding the Bulldogs and shooting 64.0 percent in the second half.
FINAL SCORE: King 95, Barton 82
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 12-8, 7-3 Conference Carolinas; Barton 11-10, 7-4 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both defenses dug in early as the Tornado held Barton without a field goal for the first five minutes.
- Jonathan King sparked a Tornado run with a layup nine minutes into the contest.
- The 14-0 spurt was capped by a Je'Don Young fastbreak layup, and Jordan Floyd bucket, vaulting the Tornado into a 22-8 lead midway through the opening half.
- Following a Barton point, Young drilled one of his three triples in the contest, giving King a 17-1 run in total.
- However, Barton went on a run, cutting their deficit to six points, but King closed the half on a 5-1 run to take a 40-30 lead at the half.
- The offenses heated up in the second half, but the Tornado had an answer every time Barton tried to make a run.
- Barton cut their deficit to single digits early in the first half with a 9-0 run and the Tornado held the lead there for the first 10 minutes
- King used an 8-2 run to stretch their lead back to double digits at 64-53 with 11 minutes remaining.
- The Tornado lead stayed between 10-13 points for the remainder of the contest as King took the contest 95-82.
- Floyd led King with 30 points.
- Young followed with 24 points, and five assists.
- Mack Owens posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- Dontae Campbell scored 15 points and added nine rebounds.
FOR THE FOES
- Bobby Stenborg led Barton with 19 points and five rebounds.
- Isaiah Buck-Lowman followed with 18 points and Matt Woods chipped in with 15 points.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Campbell set career-highs with 15 points and nine rebounds.
- Floyd posted his fifth 30-point contest of the season.
- King hosts the University of Mount Olive on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
- Barton travels to take on Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon.