Men's Basketball

4 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS & 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

Tornado bounce back with win over Chowan

Photo credit: Mason Thomas
Photo credit: Mason Thomas

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University bounced back from their first loss a month with a resounding win over Chowan University. The Tornado avenged a defeat early in January with the 103-84 Conference Carolinas victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL: King 103, Chowan 84
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 19-6, 13-4 Conference Carolinas; Chowan 8-15, 5-12 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half

  • The Tornado couldn't have asked for a better start, using a 16-0 run capped by a James Brown alley-oop from Justin Frazier that gave King an 18-3 lead five minutes into the contest.
  • However, the Hawks fought back, using a 21-5 spurt to even the tally at 23 with six minutes remaining in the half.
  • The run started with six straight Chowan points before the Hawks scored seven straight to even the score.
  • Brandon Lamberth broke a 25-25 tie with a jump shot before Jordan Floyd scored seven straight points to give King a 32-25 lead.
  • Floyd closed the half with a triple in the final minute, giving King a 45-33 lead at the break.
  • King shot 57.6 percent in the opening 20 minutes while holding Chowan to a 41.4 field goal percentage.

Second Half

  • A Damion Ottman layup and back-to-back Floyd triples extended the King lead to 56-39 two minutes into the second half.
  • A Josh Releford triple stretched the Tornado lead to 64-42 with 16 minutes remaining as the Tornado continued to shoot well.
  • King shot 61.8 percent from the floor in the second half, including 50.0 percent (10-for-20) from three-point range.
  • The King lead grew to as many as 25 at 101-76 following a Lamberth layup as the Tornado took the contest 103-84.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Floyd led King with 38 points, going 14-for-22 from the field and 8-for-14 from long range.
  • Brown followed with 16 points, four rebounds, six assists and five steals.
  • Lamberth added 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting and snared six rebounds.
  • Mike Salomon chipped in with 11 points and Ottman added eight points and six rebounds.

FOR THE FOES

  • Michael Kelly led Chowan with 21 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
  • Jaylen Dilliard followed with 16 points while BJ McLaurin added 14 points and eight rebounds.
  • Khalil Ridges chipped in with 11 points.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Floyd has now scored 30 points in a game 15 times this season.
  • His eight triples in the contest are the third-most in a game in program history. A feat he has done twice this season and has been done 10 times in program history.
  • There are three instances where a play has made more than eight triples in a game.

UP NEXT

  • King hosts Erskine College on Wednesday night. Tipoff from the Student Center is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Chowan travels to Southern Wesleyan University on Wednesday night.
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