Men's Basketball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS & 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

Tornado grind out win over Barton

Tornado grind out win over Barton

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.

THE BASICS
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.

UP NEXT

  • 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.

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