2013-14 Women's Basketball News

March 5, 2014
King falls to Limestone in Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals
CONCORD, N.C. – In the first semifinal of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina, top-seeded Limestone College defeated the No. 4 King University Tornado 73-58 in women’s basketball action behind the efforts of Celestra Warren, Alicia Brookins, and Jasmine Kearse, who all scored in double figures for the Saints.

March 4, 2014
Durrett named to All-Conference Carolinas Second Team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In conjunction with the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina, the league announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday night at an awards ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. King University’s Bonnie Durrett was named to the all-conference second team.

March 1, 2014
Tornado advance to conference semifinals with win over Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind Alley Sprouse’s 12 points and seven rebounds, a suffocating defense, and another strong team rebounding performance, the King University women’s basketball team earned a berth into the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina with a 46-37 victory over Lees-McRae College.

February 28, 2014
King hosts Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal contests
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that Conference Carolinas regular season play has concluded, the Conference Carolinas Basketball Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina matchups have been set. Both the King men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host quarterfinal contests on Saturday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.

February 27, 2014
King places 10 on basketball academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of basketball season awards start to be handed out, and Conference Carolinas released their academic all-conference teams on Thursday. The King University men’s basketball team placed three student-athletes on the team while the women had seven representatives.

February 26, 2014
King to host Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal games
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The calendar turns to March on Saturday, which means the college basketball season heats up. The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host Conference Carolinas Tournament games in win-or-go-home contests Saturday night at the Student Center Complex.

February 25, 2014
Tornado stumble at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Unable to carry over momentum from its thrilling last-seconds victory over Pfeiffer on Saturday evening, the King University women’s basketball team faltered in its last regular season contest, falling on the road to North Greenville University by a score of 69-45.

February 22, 2014
Bowling buries late three to shock Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After facing a 12-point first half deficit and a suffocating press defense, the King University women’s basketball team used a Chelsea Bowling three-pointer with five seconds left to defeat Pfeiffer University 56-54.

February 19, 2014
Tornado fall to Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – After a stunning 52-49 victory over Belmont Abbey College on January 21, an injury-depleted King University women’s basketball team was unable to repeat the feat as the Crusaders avenged last month’s result with a 71-45 win in Conference Carolinas play.

February 17, 2014
Bowling, Stringer led King past Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not always how you start, and the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Converse College on Monday night. However, the Tornado shooters, namely Chelsea Bowling and Brittney Stringer brought the Tornado back with their three-point shooting en route to the 81-65 win.

February 15, 2014
Keitt has career day in loss to Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A near-perfect game from Tia Keitt wasn’t enough to propel the King University women’s basketball team to an upset over Limestone College as the Tornado fell 81-75 to the Conference Carolinas leaders.

February 14, 2014
Saturday's basketball DH to start at 2:00 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to all the winter weather that has impacted the Carolinas and the Tri Cities, tomorrow’s basketball doubleheader with Limestone College will now start with the women’s game at 2:00 p.m. The men’s game will follow at 4:00 p.m., in the Student Center Complex.

February 11, 2014
King-Converse postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather impacting South Carolina and expected to hit the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday, the King University women’s basketball game with Converse College has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.

February 10, 2014
King's hot start downs Crusaders
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team grabbed the lead just over a minute into the game and never looked back as the Tornado defeated North Greenville 75-62 in a Conference Carolinas matchup that moved King into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.

February 8, 2014
Hot-shooting Trojans down Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Unable to overcome the University of Mount Olive’s hot start, the King University women’s basketball team fell 78-53 in a conference matchup that dropped the Tornado to fifth place in the Conference Carolinas standings.

February 6, 2014
Free admission at King Community Appreciation Night Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will host Community Appreciation Night on Saturday when the Tornado host the University of Mount Olive at the Student Center Complex. Admission will be free for all fans who want to take in the Conference Carolinas doubleheader.

February 5, 2014
Tornado down Flying Fleet 64-49
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team won its fourth conference game in its last five attempts on Wednesday night, defeating Erskine College 64-49 to move into sole possession of fourth place in the Conference Carolinas standings. The Tornado (13-6, 7-4 Conference Carolinas) now sit just one-half game out of third, setting up a crucial Saturday matchup with third-place University of Mount Olive in Bristol.

February 1, 2014
Offense rolls as King defeats Barton
WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Barton College on Saturday evening and tried to bounce back from a tough loss on Monday. The Tornado pulled away from the Bulldogs late in the first half and held off a late Bulldog rally to take the contest 76-66.

January 29, 2014
Doubleheader with North Greenville is postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for tonight against North Greenville University has been postponed. Update: The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10. The women's game will tipoff at 5:30 and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.

January 27, 2014
Bobcat runs around halftime enough to top Tornado
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Following a postponement on Saturday, the King University women’s basketball team travelled to Lees-McRae College on Monday evening. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but the Bobcats came storming back and ultimately took the game 69-64.

January 24, 2014
Tornado bond with local student through Team IMPACT
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the spring of 2013, the King University women’s basketball had the fortune of meeting Jess McMurray, a basketball player at Sullivan Central High School. McMurray, who had a brain tumor, was put in contact through Team IMPACT, an organization that connects children that have life-threatening and chronic illnesses with an athletic team.

January 21, 2014
Tornado take down conference leaders Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team won its second consecutive Conference Carolinas game, defeating conference leaders Belmont Abbey College 52-49 in a close-knit affair that saw the Tornado hold a lead for the final 36 minutes of the contest.

January 18, 2014
King cruises to victory at Converse
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Following back-to-back losses, the King University women’s basketball team got back on the left side of the ledger on Saturday at Converse College. The Tornado took the lead from the opening tip and never looked back as they cruised to the 77-53 Conference Carolinas victory.

January 15, 2014
Saints hand King Conference Carolinas loss
GAFFNEY, S.C. – After a high-scoring first half against Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College, the King University women’s basketball team fell short in a second-half defensive battle, losing to the homestanding Saints 55-49.

January 11, 2014
Tornado fall to Barton in Conference Carolinas clash
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After falling behind by 14 points early in the first half, the King University women’s basketball team was able to claw its way back into contention before falling to Conference Carolinas foe Barton College 84-76.

January 8, 2014
Balanced attack leads King to win at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Following their first loss in eight games, the King University women’s basketball team put together a solid performance at the University of Mount Olive on Wednesday night. The Tornado used their balanced attack to grab control of the game early en route to the 67-57 Conference Carolinas win.

January 4, 2014
Pfeiffer ends King's winning streak
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – 2014 didn’t quite start as the King University women’s basketball team envisioned it, as they traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University. The Tornado held an early lead, but the Falcons used a run late in the first half to take the lead before holding off a second half rally to hand King their first loss since November, 67-62.

December 21, 2013
Balanced attack leads King to seventh straight win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team closed out 2013 in style, winning their seventh straight contest on Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado squared off with Mars Hill University and took a decisive 75-53 victory from the Lions to cap 2013.

December 19, 2013
Davis signs NLI to play at King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball head coach Josh Thompson has announced the signing of Madison Davis. Last month, Davis signed a National Letter of Intent to play her college basketball at King starting in the 2014-15 season.

December 18, 2013
Free throws lead King to win at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road to face nonconference rival Tusculum College. The Tornado used a run late in the first half to gain control of the game, fended off a late Tusculum rally and converted their free throws to take the contest 73-65.

December 14, 2013
Tornado defeat crosstown foe Virginia Intermont 69-60
BRISTOL, Va. – The King University women’s basketball team made the trip across the state line to face crosstown foe Virginia Intermont College, emerging victorious by a score of 69-60 behind a balanced scoring attack, paced by ten points each from Bonnie Durrett and Sydney Harris.

December 12, 2013
Jackson's 14 points leads King past Pikeville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind a 14-point performance from Kelly Jackson and Bonnie Durrett’s sixth double-figure rebounding total of the season, the King University women’s basketball team defeated the University of Pikeville 63-51 on Thursday night in the Student Center for a season sweep of the visiting Bears.

December 7, 2013
Tornado use second half run to down Bobcats
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team defeated the visiting Lees-McRae College Bobcats on Saturday night at the Student Center Complex, closing the game on a 13-5 run that turned a 50-50 tie into a 63-55 advantage for the Tornado.

December 4, 2013
Tornado come back to escape Erskine with 64-61 win
DUE WEST, S.C. – It’s not always how you start a game, but how you finish in conference play. The King University women’s basketball team trailed for most of their Conference Carolinas opener at Erskine College, but they overcame an 11 point second half deficit to escape with a narrow 64-61 win.

November 26, 2013
Durrett's double-double leads King to win at Salem International
SALEM, W.VA. – The King University women’s basketball team played their final game before the Thanksgiving break at Salem International University. The Tornado didn’t get off to a great start, but the rebounded to come back and take the 84-71 road victory.

November 21, 2013
King falls to Cobras at home
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In another early season nonconference matchup, the King University women’s basketball team faced crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday night at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado took an early lead before the Cobras took the lead and didn’t look back as they took the game 66-61.

November 16, 2013
Tornado fall to Carson-Newman 78-75
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a back-and-forth affair that saw ten lead changes and nine ties, the King University women’s basketball team fell short by a score of 78-75 to visiting Carson-Newman University.

November 14, 2013
King shoots the lights out in season-opening win
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with a bang, scoring 100 points for the first time in more than four years. The Tornado made nearly 60 percent of their shots in their 102-78 victory at the University of Pikeville on Thursday night.

November 11, 2013
King eyes second straight postseason berth
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After improving its final record by nine games a season ago and earning the school’s first-ever berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s basketball team will look to build upon last year’s 14-13 overall record and make a second consecutive postseason appearance under third-year head coach Josh Thompson.

November 2, 2013
King tops Emory & Henry in exhibition
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team took an 86-76 win over Emory & Henry College in an exhibition contest at the Student Center Complex on Saturday night. The Tornado open the regular season on Thursday, November 14 at Pikeville University in Pikeville, Ky. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

September 7, 2013
Tornado help build new obstacle course at Holston View
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team may be in their offseason, but they are still active in the community. On Saturday morning, the team was at Holston View Elementary helping build a new obstacle course for their students.