King gets two on Independent Invite squad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - King College's Ashley Deans and Brittany Kinser were placed on the 2011 Independent Invitational All-Tournament team at the conclusion of the event Sunday.

Deans (Greeneville, Tenn.) averaged 17.0 points in the Lady Tornado's three games. She started with 20 in the first two games before an 11-point effort Sunday. For the week she was 15-for-31 (.484 pct.) from the field and 21-for-26 (.808 pct.) at the free throw line. In the contest against the District of Columbia Deans was a perfect 12-for-12 at the line which was a season high in both attempts and makes for the senior. She also averaged 5.0 rebounds with seven on Sunday.

Kinser (Greeneville, Tenn.) finished with a 12.0 scoring average after she scored a season-high 15 in the opener with a 3-for-3 effort from behind the 3-point line. She added games of 13 and eight points the next two contests and pulled in a season-high seven rebounds against Washington Adventist. Overall she was 13-for-21 (.619 pct) from the field and 6-for-8 (.750 pct) from behind the arc. She averaged 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest.

King went 2-1 in the three day event with the lone loss coming Sunday against Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University. The Lady Tornado, now at 11-16, will play in the NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Tournament March 11-12 in Lookout Mountain, Ga.