Men's Basketball


Dockery named Alaska Invite MVP, Smith joins on All-Tournament squad

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - King College used a 2-1 record which included an 89-80 win over Arkansas Fort Smith to secure the Alaska Invitational championship as a pair of Tornado players earned spots on the All-Tournament team including the event MVP.

Mark Dockery (Nicklesville, Va.) scored 57 points in the three games for an average of 19.0 points per game. He went 20-for-38 (52.6 percent) from the field. Dockery was 10-for-23 (43.5 percent) from behind the three-point line. The senior forward was also 7-for-8 (87.5 percent) at the free throw line. He added seven rebounds in the three games with a pair of steals.

In the eventual event championship game Dockery was 8-for-11 with a 4-for-6 effort behind the three-point line as he scored 22 points in an 89-80 win over Arkansas Fort Smith. The night before against West Florida he poured in 24 points. In the opener against host Alaska Fairbanks, Dockery finished with 11 points as King won by 24 points.

Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) finished with a 16.0 points per game average for the three-game event for his place on the All-Tournament squad. He also collected 24 rebounds in the three games including 11 against Fort Smith. He finished with an 18-for-30 (60.0 percent) shooting performance in the trio of contests. Against Alaska Fairbanks he dished out five assists, the third highest total by a Tornado this season.

Before the Tornado's 89-80 win over Arkansas Fort Smith, King lost on a last-second shot to West Florida 79-78 Friday. On Thursday King beat host Alaska Fairbanks 88-64.

The Tornado, now at 2-3, will travel to Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University for an 8 p.m. game Tuesday.

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