Women's Basketball News Archives

  • King falls in OT on the road at Lees-McRae
    January 16, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C - The King University women's basketball team traveled to Lees-McRae on Wednesday and were in another tough fought game as they went into overtime for the second year in a year at Lees-McRae, but fell short 73-69.
  • King tops Mount Olive 66-60
    January 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team were back in action at home on Saturday as they took on the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas match up. Big games from Kristen Cupples and Trinity Lee helped push King passed Mount Olive 66-60.
  • Tornado drop league game at Barton
    January 08, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Barton College and fell to the Bulldogs in a Conference Carolinas matchup on Tuesday night. The Tornado had no answer for Kianna Wynn as the Bulldogs took the contest 72-53.
  • Big fourth period leads King to win over Converse
    January 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to take on Conference Carolinas foe Converse College. The first three quarters were tight, but the Tornado broke a tie game open in the fourth quarter to take the contest 73-57.
  • Balanced attack lifts Tornado over Saints
    January 02, 2019
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team used a balanced scoring attack on Wednesday night as they took down Conference Carolinas perennial power Limestone College. The Tornado posted five scores in double figures as they took the contest 75-63.
  • Salomon, West sweep Conference Carolinas Weekly Awards
    December 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University swept the final Conference Carolinas Basketball Player of the Week awards on Monday. Mike Salomon took home honors for the men and Kori West for the women.
  • Tornado finish strong in win over UVa-Wise
    December 29, 2018
    WISE, Va. – The King University women’s basketball team closed 2018 with a come-from-behind victory at UVa-Wise on Saturday night. The Tornado trailed early in the second half, but closed with a strong end to the third quarter and fourth quarter to take the contest 62-54.
  • Tornado come back, but fall to BAC in overtime
    December 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team fought back against Belmont Abbey College on Tuesday afternoon and forced overtime. However, the Crusaders prevailed in the extra session, topping King 74-70.
  • West's double-doubles and game-winner lead to TSWA honors
    December 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kori West of the King University women’s basketball team posted two double-doubles a week ago and hit a game-winner for the Tornado. All of that led her to being selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • West's basket vaults Tornado past Wolves
    December 15, 2018
    NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball broke back into the win column on Saturday afternoon in impressive fashion at Newberry College. Kori West made a jump shot with 1.3 seconds remaining to give King the 75-73 victory, handing the Wolves their first defeat of the season.
  • Tornado fall short against Carson-Newman
    December 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team returned home to face regional rival Carson-Newman University. The Tornado made a run late in the second half to make the game close, but the Eagles escaped with the 71-65 victory.
  • Runs lead King to win at Erskine
    December 08, 2018
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The way the contest started, it appeared the King University women’s basketball team would cruise to a victory after scoring the first 17 points at Erskine College on Saturday. However, the Flying Fleet came back, but the Tornado persevered behind a double-double from Kori West to take the contest 69-63.
  • King basketball DH at Erskine pushed up to 12 and 2 pm
    December 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start times for the King University basketball doubleheader at the Erskine College on Saturday have been pushed up. The women's game will now start at 12:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tornado come up short in Conference opener
    December 01, 2018
    Mount Olive, N.C. – The King University women's basketball team fell behind 11 early in the game but fought back to eventually take a lead of their own in the third quarter. The Trojans were able to recapture the lead and momentum in the fourth quarter and eventually took the match 69-67.
  • King basketball DH at UMO pushed back to 4 and 6 pm
    November 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start times for the King University basketball doubleheader at the University of Mount Olive on Saturday have been pushed back. The women’s game will now start at 4:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tornado comeback, but fall short at LMU
    November 20, 2018
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team fell behind Lincoln Memorial University early, but kept the score close in the first half. The Railsplitters looked to run away with the contest in the second half, but King erased a 13-point deficit to take a brief led. However, the Railsplitters responded to take the contest 72-69.
  • Big second half lifts King past UVa-Wise
    November 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team opened their home schedule in style on Thursday night against regional rival UVa-Wise. The Tornado held a slim lead at halftime but used a big second half to defeat the Cavaliers 78-62.
  • Pioneers too much for Tornado
    November 10, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women's basketball team were in action again Saturday. The Tornado had a tough day and were down almost the whole game as they fell to Tusculum 76-55.
  • King Defeats Coker in Season Opener
    November 09, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team opened their season against Coker College. The Tornado controlled the lead the entire game and strong performances from Kori West and Ali Golden helped lift the Tornado to an 82-67 victory over the Cobras.
  • King contest against Regent canceled
    November 08, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball game scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 against Regent University has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Tornado seek second trip to NCAA Tournament in 2018-19
    November 05, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's basketball team is coming off of their third straight Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game appearance and second runner-up finish. Under head coach Josh Thompson, the Tornado had an experienced group returning King looks to break through with another tournament title in 2018-19.
  • Thompson rounds out staff with Mitchell
    September 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced the hire of Whitney Mitchell ’17 as an assistant coach. Mitchell played for Thompson and helped the Tornado reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2016-17.
  • Thompson, West go to Poland with Athletes In Action
    July 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In May, King University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Thompson and Tornado student-athlete Kori West traveled to Poland with Athletes in Action. The duo spent 10 days overseas following a training camp in Ohio. While in Poland, the duo helped run camps and spread the word of Jesus Christ in various ways, including testimonials.
  • Strang resigns as assistant women's basketball coach
    July 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Thompson announced the resignation of assistant coach Shelly Strang this week. Strang spent the last seven season as Thompson’s assistant for the Tornado women’s basketball program.
  • Thompson, West selected for trip to Poland with Athletes in Action
    April 17, 2018
    Bristol, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball sophomore center, Kori West has been selected to compete with Athletes in Action this summer in Warsaw, Poland. The team will consist of other college players from across the country. Tornado head coach, Josh Thompson has been selected to coach the team. They will be traveling with the team from May 20-June 4. 
  • King women's basketball wins Messick Sportsmanship Award
    March 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the winter season, Conference Carolinas announced their Individual Messick Sportsmanship Award winners. The King University women’s basketball team earned the award, becoming the first Tornado team this year to win a sportsmanship award.
  • Floyd, West earn All-ECAC honors
    March 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had two basketball players recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the league announced their awards on Thursday. Jordan Floyd of the men’s basketball team was selected ECAC Player of the Year and first team All-ECAC while Kori West of the women’s basketball team earned second team All-ECAC honors.
  • King falls to Barton in conference title game
    March 02, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. – For the third straight year, the King University women’s basketball team played for the Conference Carolinas title, taking on third seeded Barton College on their home floor. The first quarter was high-scoring with the teams going back and forth. However, the fourth seeded Tornado couldn’t keep the pace over the final three quarters, falling 83-68.
  • Tornado advance to title game following win over NGU
    March 02, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. – The fourth seeded King University women’s basketball team took on eighth seeded North Greenville University Thursday night in the Conference Carolinas tournament semifinals. The contest came down right to the last seconds, but the Tornado held on to defeat the Crusaders 72-71 and advance to their third straight Conference Carolinas title game.
  • West receives All-Conference Carolinas honors
    March 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team finished fourth in the Conference Carolinas regular season standings and one Tornado was honored for her performance this season on Thursday afternoon at a banquet prior to the conference tournament semifinals. Kori West earned her first all-conference honors as she was named second team all-conference Conference Carolinas.
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