Tornado topple Trojans

Photo credit: Robert Foster
Photo credit: Robert Foster

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team finished off the weekend sweep with a win against the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado used a stellar first half to build up a big lead, and despite a late Mount Olive push the Tornado were able to hang on for the victory.

FINAL SCORE: King 62, Mount Olive 50
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 11-9, 8-5 Conference Carolinas; Mount Olive 8-13, 6-7 Conference Carolinas


  • King wasted no time scoring in this one as they jumped out to an early 6-0 lead over Mount Olive following a Kori West basket.
  • The Tornado then went on a 12-6 run midway through the first quarter to take an 18-6 lead over the visiting Trojans following an Ali Golden jumper.
  • King followed this run up with another one as they went on a 9-2 run to finish the quarter with a 27-11. Golden and West led the way in the quarter for the Tornado. Golden posted 11 points and West recorded eight points in the opening quarter.
  • The second quarter opened up with back-to-back West baskets to extend the Tornado lead to 20 points.
  • The Trojans cut into the Tornado lead a bit midway through the quarter, however, a Kristen Cupples three point basket extended the King lead to 37-16 with 4:15 remaining until the half.
  • As the second quarter finished up, the Tornado found themselves with a 43-22 lead over the visiting Trojans.
  • West and Golden each recorded 14 points during the first half of play.
  • Arnelle Collins opened up the second half with a two-point basket to add a couple more points to the Tornado lead.
  • However, the Trojans picked up the defense and King struggled to get much going offensively throughout the quarter. Mount Olive went on a 17-7 run to close out the third quarter and cut the Tornado lead to 52-39.
  • The King lead was cut even further to start the fourth quarter when the Trojans scored a couple baskets to make it 52-44 King. However, a Golden three point basket extended the Tornado lead back to double digits.
  • Collins buried some free throws late to help King hold off a late Mount Olive run and take a 62-50 victory over the visitors.
  • Golden led the scoring for the Tornado with 20 points and four assists.
  • West posted a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.


  • Felecity Havens led the way for Mount Olive with 21 points and six rebounds.
  • Ni'Ya Styles chipped in 13 points for the Trojans.


  • The Tornado extend their winning streak to six games.
  • West posts another double-double with her 18 points and 13 rebound game. She has recorded a double-double in five of her last six games.


  • King travels to Emmanuel College on February 3 for a 2:00 pm game against a Conference Carolinas foe.
  • The University of Mount Olive hosts Converse College on January 31.
Tornado tops SWU on Senior Day
February 10, 2018 Tornado tops SWU on Senior Day
Emmanuel edges King
February 3, 2018 Emmanuel edges King
Tornado topple Trojans
January 27, 2018 Tornado topple Trojans
Tornado fall to LMU
November 21, 2017 Tornado fall to LMU
Tornado fall to Carson-Newman
November 15, 2017 Tornado fall to Carson-Newman