Men's Basketball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS & 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

Tornado drop league contest to NGU

Photo credit: Camryn Haag
Photo credit: Camryn Haag

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball team opened a homestand with a Conference Carolinas game against North Greenville University. The Crusaders gained the lead early, and controlled the majority of the contest, taking the 74-67 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: North Greenville 74, King 67
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 10-10, 3-7 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 4-18, 1-12 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half

  • North Greenville broke a tie with five straight points, opening up an 8-3 lead in the opening four minutes.
  • The Tornado deficit grew to 20-11 midway through the opening period as the Tornado struggled from the floor.
  • King tried to get a run going, but each time the Tornado scored, the Crusaders were quick to answer and extend their lead.
  • Justin Frazier pulled King within 34-30 at the half when he made a three-point basket with 21 seconds remaining.

Second Half

  • The Crusaders stretched the lead to seven in the early part of the second half, but the Tornado went on a run in the middle of the stanza.
  • A Mike Salomon three-point basket pulled King within 57-56 before a Frazier bucket evened the score at 58.
  • Frazier completed the three-point play, giving King a 59-58 lead with eight minutes remaining.
  • However, North Greenville answered with seven straight points to regain the lead.
  • In all, the Crusaders went on a 13-2 run, putting the game out of reach at 72-61 with one minute remaining as North Greenville took the contest 74-67.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Frazier led King with 25 points and added six assists.
  • James Brown followed with 17 points.

FOR THE FOES

  • Daniko Jackson led four North Greenville scorers in double figures with 23 points. He added nine assists and seven rebounds.
  • Caleb Arrington scored 16 points while Kovi Tate chipped in with 12 points.
  • Roderick Howell scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Frazier's 25 points marks a career-high.

UP NEXT

  • King takes on Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
  • North Greenville hosts Bob Jones University on Saturday.
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