Bowling shines in loss to #12 Limestone

Bowling shines in loss to #12 Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women's basketball team traveled to take on #12 Limestone College in a Conference Carolinas matchup. King opened up strong but a second half surge from the Saints led them to stay perfect in the conference and defeat the Tornado 65-49 despite Chelsea Bowling going 6-for-7 from the three point line.

The game began with Limestone making the first shot before Arnelle Collins tied the game up at two less than a minute into the game. Tia Keitt and Bowling hit back-to- back three pointers to give King an 8-4 lead less than three minutes in.  Jalan Harper and Bowling added two more three's for the Tornado bringing the score to 14-4 before Celestra Warren of Limestone hit a three to end the King run.

The Saints went on a little run of their own bringing the score to 16-14 before Bowling hit another three pointer, making the score 17-16 with 10 minutes to play in the first half. Bowling continued to shine from the three point line, adding another at the 8 minute mark making the score 20-18.

King went scoreless for about the next five minutes and allowed Limestone to go on an 11 to zero run before Harper hit her second three of the contest. Keitt added another three with 2:25 left on the clock to bring King within three, 29-26. With three seconds left in the half, Bowling struck again from downtown tying the game at 29 to go into the half.

The second half opened with Limestone coming out strong and hitting a three pointer right off the bat. Bonnie Durrett went right down and answered with a tip-in to make the score 32-31 in favor of the Saints. The Saints were able to go on another run tallying nine straight points bringing the score to 41-31 and open their lead to 10 points.

Amy Van Deventer ended the nine to zero run by making two free throws. Collins brought the Limestone lead back to six after a layup with 14 left to go in regulation. Limestone hit shot after shot bringing their lead to 16 points, 51-35. Bowling hit again from three to stop the Saints run and make the score 51-38.

King would continue to hit shots but were not able to get back within striking distance falling to #12 Limestone 65-49. Bowling had a stellar night going 6-7 from the three point stripe, posting 18 points. Harper tallied eight points off the bench while Van Deventer led the Tornado in rebounding with six.

The Tornado will travel to Carson-Newman University on December 15 to take on the Eagles at 6:00 pm.

The game began with Limestone making the first shot before Arnelle Collins tied the game up at two less than a minute into the game. Tia Keitt and Bowling hit back-to- back three pointers to give King an 8-4 lead less than three minutes in.  Jalan Harper and Bowling added two more three's for the Tornado bringing the score to 14-4 before Celestra Warren of Limestone hit a three to end the King run.

The Saints went on a little run of their own bringing the score to 16-14 before Bowling hit another three pointer, making the score 17-16 with 10 minutes to play in the first half. Bowling continued to shine from the three point line, adding another at the 8 minute mark making the score 20-18.

King went scoreless for about the next five minutes and allowed Limestone to go on an 11 to zero run before Harper hit her second three of the contest. Keitt added another three with 2:25 left on the clock to bring King within three, 29-26. With three seconds left in the half, Bowling struck again from downtown tying the game at 29 to go into the half.

The second half opened with Limestone coming out strong and hitting a three pointer right off the bat. Bonnie Durrett went right down and answered with a tip-in to make the score 32-31 in favor of the Saints. The Saints were able to go on another run tallying nine straight points bringing the score to 41-31 and open their lead to 10 points.

Amy Van Deventer ended the nine to zero run by making two free throws. Collins brought the Limestone lead back to six after a layup with 14 left to go in regulation. Limestone hit shot after shot bringing their lead to 16 points, 51-35. Bowling hit again from three to stop the Saints run and make the score 51-38.

King would continue to hit shots but were not able to get back within striking distance falling to #12 Limestone 65-49. Bowling had a stellar night going 6-7 from the three point stripe, posting 18 points. Harper tallied eight points off the bench while Van Deventer led the Tornado in rebounding with six.

The Tornado will travel to Carson-Newman University on December 15 to take on the Eagles at 6:00 pm.

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