WASHINGTON, D.C. - The King College women's basketball team had four players in double-digits, but the Lady Tornado lost a 67-54 contest Sunday to Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University on the final day of the Independent Invitational Classic hosted by the University of the District of Columbia.
Mikki Oliver (Hampton, Tenn.) paced the Lady Tornado with 12 points off the bench as she was one point off her season high. The trio of Derika Mooney (Athens, Tenn.), Kalen Collins (Wise, Va.) and Ashley Deans (Greeneville, Tenn.) all scored 11 points apiece. Collins added nine rebounds with four assists while Mooney also dished out four assists.
King went to 11-16 after the game in which the team's five-game winning streak was snapped. The last time King lost, against District of Columbia on Feb. 3, the margin was also 13 points. Palm Beach Atlantic has an 8-20 record after the game in the first meeting in program history.
Liz Fugate scored 18 points for Palm Beach Atlantic. Hayley Fields added 11 with 10 points from both Selethia Jackson and Lynsey Poole.
Palm Beach Atlantic built a 32-21 lead after the opening half as King never led at any point.
Next for King will be the NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Tournament March 11-12 in Lookout Mountain, Ga. The Lady Tornado, the event's defending champion, will wait to see how the bracket will look and seeds based on the NCCAA Burbridge.
Game A - (5) Palm Beach Atlantic def. (6) Washington Adventist, 74-46
Game B - (3) Urbana def. (2) Central State, 70-67
Game C - (4) King def. (1) District of Columbia 72-69
Game D - District of Columbia def. Central State, 80-68
Game E - Palm Beach Atlantic def. Urbana, 53-43
Game F - King def. Washington Adventist, 91-43
Game G - District of Columbia def. Urbana, 84-60
Game H - Washington Adventist vs. Central State, 2 p.m.
Game I - Palm Beach Atlantic def. King, 67-54