Women's Basketball News Archives

  • 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.
  • King prepared for first NCAA DII Tournament appearance
    March 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team made history last weekend, winning their first Conference Carolinas Tournament and earning the first NCAA Tournament berth. This weekend the seventh seeded Tornado will be looking to make more history at the NCAA Southeast Regional when they take on second seeded and 21st-ranked Wingate University in the first round at host Columbus State University on Friday.
  • King earns 7th seed in NCAA Southeast Regional
    March 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team earned their first NCAA Tournament berth by winning the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Friday night, and the Tornado found out their opponent on Sunday night. The Tornado earned the seventh seed in the Southeast Region and will take on second seeded Wingate University on Friday at Columbus State University.
  • King wins first Conference Carolinas title, topping #22 Limestone
    March 03, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight title bout, the King University women’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with 22nd-ranked Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship for the second straight season. The script for the 2016-17 season had a different ending as Whitney Mitchell made a free throw with 6.2 seconds remaining to give King the 78-77 victory and King their first Conference Carolinas title and NCAA Tournament berth.
  • Late run moves King into conference final
    March 02, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – In what seemed like an uphill battle all night, the second seeded King University women’s basketball team defeated third seed the University of Mount Olive 78-67 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals. The Tornado trailed for the majority of the contest, but finished the contest on a 12-0 run to take the contest and setup a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game with top seed Limestone College.
  • Mitchell, Harper named all-conference, Thompson Coach of the Year
    March 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball finished second in the Conference Carolinas standings and three Tornado were honored on Thursday at a banquet prior to the conference tournament semifinals. Whitney Mitchell earned first team all-conference, Jalan Harper was selected third team and head coach Josh Thompson earned Coach of the Year honors.
  • Tornado ranked eighth in final regional rankings
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team has won seven straight contests, including their Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal and the Tornado are ranked eighth in the final NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas basketball tournaments underway, the league announced their academic all-conference performers and three Tornado were named to the list. Derick Pope for the men’s team along with Keyanna Blakely and Amy Van Deventer of the women’s team earned honors.
  • Balanced attack leads King to conference semis with win over BAC
    February 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight season, the King University women’s basketball has advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals as the second seeded Tornado defeated seventh seed Belmont Abbey College 85-51 on Monday night. The score was tied after one quarter, but King used a 20-1 run gain separation at the end of the first half.
  • Seniors lead King past LMC on Senior Night
    February 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was fitting that on Senior Night in the Student Center Complex that the seniors on the King University women’s basketball team led the Tornado to an emphatic victory over rival Lees-McRae College. King grabbed the lead early in the first quarter, and didn’t look back, taking the regular season finale 88-41.
  • King moves up one spot in NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 22, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second installment of the NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings, the King University women’s basketball team moved up one spot to seventh. That marks the highest the Tornado have been ranked in the NCAA Regional Rankings, and the third rankings King has appeared in.
  • King takes come-from-behind win at Mount Olive
    February 21, 2017
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team may have come away with their biggest victory of the season after falling behind the University of Mount Olive on the road in the first half. The Tornado came back to take the contest 69-57, and take over sole possession of second place in the Conference Carolinas standings.
  • King tops Converse for 20th win
    February 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon at Converse College, but the Tornado came storming back in the middle two quarters. When the dust settled, King took the Conference Carolinas game 68-49 for their second 20-win season in the last three years.
  • Mitchell's free throws help King escape LMC with win
    February 15, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Winning rivalry games on the road is never easy, and the King University women’s basketball team escaped with a narrow 64-62 victory at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday evening. Whitney Mitchell connected on a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to give King the victory.
  • Tornado ranked eighth in first NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team has had a great season so far, and they Tornado are ranked in the NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings for the second time in program history. In the first regional rankings of the season, King checks in at eighth and is one of three Conference Carolinas teams in the top 10.
  • Second quarter lifts King over Mount Olive
    February 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup of two of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s basketball team came away with a solid win over the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado used a big run before halftime to take the lead and held off a late Mount Olive run for the 74-61.
  • Third quarter lifts King over Erskine
    February 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest that was tight throughout, the King University women’s basketball team used a solid defensive performance in the third quarter to gain separation from Erskine College. The pulled in the third period to take the 75-64 Conference Carolinas victory.
  • Saints come back to stun King
    February 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As was expected coming in, the tilt between a pair of the Conference Carolinas leaders would be a tight affair, and the King University women’s basketball team came up on the short end against league-leading Limestone College. The Tornado held a sizable advantage in the first half, but the Saints used a strong fourth quarter to take the 58-55 victory.
  • Three-point shooting leads to win over Emmanuel
    February 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Basketball is a game of runs, and the King University women’s basketball team came up with the last run to gain separation from Emmanuel College in a Conference Carolinas victory on Wednesday evening. The Tornado used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to break a tie, en route to the 60-48 victory.
  • West's career high leads Tornado past Crusaders
    January 28, 2017
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women's basketball faced off against Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon. Kori West had 15 points, followed by Whitney Mitchell with 14 to lead the Tornado to a 77-72 victory.
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