Women's Basketball News Archives

  • King basketball games against Emmanuel postponed
    January 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday night against Emmanuel College has been postponed. A makeup date for the Conference Carolinas double dip has not been announced at this time.
  • West selected ECAC Player of the Week
    January 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a break-out week, King University women’s basketball player Kori West was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week. She averaged a double-double for the week, helping the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins.
  • Strong shooting leads King past Erskine
    January 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Erskine College Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Some big performances for the Tornado propelled them to a 73-50 victory over the Flying Fleet.
  • West's career night leads King to victory over LMC
    January 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. The Tornado defense was stifling and held the Bobcat offense to merely 28 percent shooting from the field. Kori West led King with her career-high night of 22 points and 18 rebounds to give the Tornado a 65-55 victory over the visiting Bobcats.
  • Second quarter costly for King at Barton
    January 06, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to the floor on Saturday following an overtime defeat on Friday night. The Tornado stayed close with Barton College in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs pulled away in the middle two quarters to take the contest 71-51.
  • King comeback falls short in overtime at UMO
    January 05, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team played their way back to even in the second half at the University of Mount Olive on Friday night, sending the contest to overtime. However, Ni’Ya Styles was too much for the Tornado, scoring the game-winning bucket with two seconds remaining as the Tornado comeback fell shot, 89-87.
  • Tornado shocked by big fourth quarter from SWU
    January 02, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team dropped a tight Conference Carolinas tilt at Southern Wesleyan University on Tuesday night. The Tornado used a big second quarter to take the lead, but the Warriors came back in the fourth quarter to stun the Tornado 80-78.
  • High-powered Eagle offense too much for King
    December 30, 2017
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University traveled for their first game in 11 days when they took on fifth-ranked Carson-Newman University. The high-powered Eagle offense got off to a hot start and didn’t slow down as the Tornado fell 108-64.
  • Late run pushes King past UVa-Wise
    December 19, 2017
    WISE, Va. – Winning on the road isn’t easy, and the King University women’s basketball team used a gritty performance to take a win at UVa-Wise on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but used an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter to take the lead and defeat UVa-Wise 65-61.
  • Fourth quarter costly for Tornado against BAC
    December 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball got off to a hot start against Belmont Abbey College and held a lead at halftime. However, the Crusader defense clamped down in the fourth quarter, fueling a Belmont Abbey comeback as they took the contest 76-65.
  • Fourth quarter runs lifts Tornado over Converse
    December 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team came away with a well-earned Conference Carolinas victory on Sunday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado used a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to gain separation from Converse College and ultimately hold on for the 92-83 victory.
  • King basketball game against Converse pushed to Sunday
    December 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snowfall covering the southeast, the King University women’s basketball game on Saturday against Converse College has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas contest has been rescheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Student Center Complex.
  • Tornado basketball teams play on ESPN3
    December 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - On December 2, the King University basketball teams played in front of a national audience as the Conference Carolinas doubleheader was streamed live on ESPN3. See the highlights of the day for each game below.
  • Tornado comeback falls short at Limestone
    December 02, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in front of a national audience, both King University and Limestone College got off to a slow start in a rematch of last season’s Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game. The Saints opened up a sizable advantage in the third quarter, and the Tornado tried to come back in the final stanza, but Limestone held on for the 77-63 victory.
  • Tornado square off with Limestone on ESPN3
    November 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University women’s basketball team travels to Limestone College on Saturday. The contest will be streamed live on ESPN3 as part of the NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. If fans are on campus, there will be a view party in the dining hall.
  • Thompson inks Lee in early signing period
    November 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced the signing of Trinity Lee in the early signing period. She has had a standout career at Bearden High School in Knoxville.
  • Tornado open conference play with victory over NGU
    November 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on North Greenville University in their Conference Carolinas home opener. The Tornado recorded a strong fourth quarter to take down the Crusaders 67-56 and improve to 1-0 in conference play.
  • Tornado fall to LMU
    November 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team got off to a hot start against Lincoln Memorial University, holding the lead after the first quarter. However, the Railsplitters turned the tide in the second quarter and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 74-61.
  • Tornado use big third quarter to defeat Newberry
    November 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Newberry College Saturday afternoon in a nonconference matchup. The Tornado used a huge third quarter and multiple career high efforts to take down the Wolves 71-61.
  • Tornado fall to Carson-Newman
    November 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Carson-Newman University in a nonconference affair Wednesday night. The Tornado struggled to take care of the ball on offense while the Eagles offense was strong. King fell to Carson-Newman 80-52.
  • King announces basketball promotional schedule
    November 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams would love to see your support throughout the 2017-18 season. Below is a promotions schedule for the upcoming Tornado season.
  • Tornado lend helping hand to the local community
    November 13, 2017
    The King University women’s basketball team has been training and getting ready for the upcoming season, however, their fitness level and jump shots are not the only thing that they have been doing this fall. The Tornado participated in multiple community service efforts since coming back from summer vacation and made a difference in the Bristol community.
  • King drops nonconference affair at Tusculum
    November 11, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball fell to Tusculum College on the second night of their season. The Pioneers got off to a hot start and didn’t look back, taking the contest 96-60.
  • Double-doubles lift King over MHU in season opener
    November 10, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team opened the season with a victory behind double-doubles from a pair of veterans. Kristen Cupples and Amy Van Deventer each posted double-doubles, leading the Tornado to the 67-53 victory over Mars Hill University.
  • King eyes third straight trip to Conference Carolinas Tournament title game
    November 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's basketball team comes into the 2017-18 season with expectations higher than they have been in some time in Bristol. The Tornado won their first Conference Carolinas Tournament a season ago, defeating #22 Limestone College on the road to earn the first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. King will look a little different this season for Head Coach Josh Thompson as he welcomes eight newcomers that will help the Tornado strive to get back to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game for the third straight season.
  • Keitt rounds out Thompson's staff
    October 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Thompson announced the hire of Tia Keitt to round out his coaching staff. Keitt graduated from King in 2015, playing for Thompson, helping the Tornado to a 20-win season her senior year.
  • King basketball to be featured on ESPN3
    October 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will be featured on ESPN3 this season as part of the NCAA’s Division II Basketball Showcase. The Conference Carolinas doubleheader at Limestone College on December 2 will be streamed on ESPN3. Tipoff for the women’s game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Timken Center in Gaffney, S.C.
  • McDaniel steps down from King women's basketball
    August 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced on Thursday that assistant coach Courtney McDaniel has resigned from her position. McDaniel has accepted a position as head coach at a high school in Florida.
  • Thompson inks six for 2016-17
    May 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first Conference Carolinas Tournament title, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced his signing class. This group of six players will help the Tornado get back to the conference championship game for the third straight season.
  • King falls to #21 Wingate in NCAA Tournament
    March 10, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Ga. – Playing in their first NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, the seventh seeded King University women’s basketball team stayed with second seeded and 21st-ranked Wingate University in the first half. However, the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to take the contest 75-55 and end King’s season.
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