Lady Tornado prepares for NCAA DII Independent Invitational

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's basketball team will be a part of the 2011 NCAA Division II Independent Schools Invitational Friday through Sunday at the University of the District of Columbia.

King, the event's No. 4 seed, will play host and top-seed District of Columbia at 4 p.m. Friday. Earlier in the day Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University, the No. 5 seed, and No. 6 seed Washington Adventist will meet in a noon contest. At 2 p.m. Central State (Ohio) University, the No. 2 seed, and Urbana (Ohio) University, the No. 3 seed, meet.

The Lady Tornado will take a 9-15 record into the event which includes a win against Washington Adventist and two setbacks from the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia enters the weekend with a 17-8 record and an 11-1 mark at home. District of Columbia has a 6-0 mark against teams in the invitational, two against both King and Central State along with wins over Washington Adventist and Urbana.

Central State, at 9-14, was swept by Urbana, but beat Washington Adventist earlier in the season. Urbana owns a 10-14 mark. Palm Beach Atlantic comes to the invitational with a 5-20 record with no games this season against any of other five teams. Washington Adventist owns an 0-21 mark.

Friday's Games

Game A - (5) Palm Beach Atlantic vs. (6) Washington Adventist, 12 p.m.

Game B - (2) Central State vs. (3) Urbana, 2 p.m.

Game C - (1) District of Columbia vs. (4) King, 4 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Game D - Loser Game B vs. Loser Game C, 3 p.m.

Game E - Palm Beach Atlantic vs. Winner Game B, 5 p.m.

Game F - Washington Adventist vs. Winner Game C, 7 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Game G - Winner Game D vs. Loser Game E, 12 p.m.

Game H - Loser Game F vs. Loser Game D, 2 p.m.

Game I - Winner Game F vs. Winner Game E, 4 p.m.