Shooting lifts King past Mars Hill in season opener

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team defeated Mars Hill University in their season opener at  Tusculum College. After trailing at the half King came out with a hot hand outscoring Mars Hill by 25 points in the second half, coming away with a 72-50 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 72, Mars Hill 50
LOCATION: Pioneer Arena, Greeneville, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-0 Mars Hill 0-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Mars Hill was able slow King's pace early only allowing them 24 points in the first half.
  • After the half King was able to readjust and outscore the Lions by 9 points in third quarter.
  • The Tornado finished with force outscoring Mars Hill by 16 points in fourth quarter.
  • King shot a blazing 60.9% from the field and 71.4% from behind the ark in the second half.
  • Three players reached double figures for King led by Jalan Harper, nearly missing a double-double, with 17 point nine rebounds.
  • Arnelle Collins added 11 points for King and Whitney Mitchell chipped in 10.
  • Amy Van Deventer pulled down nine rebounds for King.
  • Mitchell also dished out five assist for the Tornado.
  • King out rebounded Mars Hill 41-28.
  • For the game The Tornado shot 47.8% from the field, while shooting 47.1% from three-point range.

FOR THE FOES

  • Genice Lane led Mars Hill with 14 points and six rebounds, while Cadence Wilmoth added 13 points.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • This win makes the second time in two years that King has beat Mars Hills in their season opener, taking a 74-58 in Bristol last year.
  • King has won four straight season openers.

UP NEXT

  • King will return to Pioneer Arena tomorrow to take on Tusculum College at 4:00 p.m.
King ready to tipoff 2015-16
November 6, 2015 King ready to tipoff 2015-16