2011-12 Women's Basketball News
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
June 20, 2012
Women’s Basketball Adds Two Transfers to 2012-13 Class
Head Coach Josh Thompson has announced the signing of Chelsea Bowling and Bonnie Durrett have both decided to transfer to join the Lady Tornado next year.
May 4, 2012
Lady Tornado Sign Three to National Letters of Intent
Head Coach Josh Thompson announced the welcoming of Taylor Robinson, Brittany Stringer, and Stephanie Brantley after the trio committed to King.
April 25, 2012
Men’s Volleyball and Women’s Basketball to Host Summer Camps
Men's Volleyball and Women's Basketball will each hold a youth summer camp this July. Click for more details.
April 12, 2012
Hall of Fame to Introduce Class of 2012
Larry Sharrett '99, Coach Susie Toomey, and the 1987 National Champion baseball team will be introduced as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.
February 24, 2012
Johnson, Lady Tornado Set New Highs in Win Over Erskine
King set new highs on the court through a 79-53 victory over Erskine College on Senior Night from the Student Center.
February 23, 2012
Eight Named to Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
King led the way on the courts and in the classroom with a league-high eight student-athletes named to the All-Conference Academic Team.
February 18, 2012
Road Schedule Closes with Loss at Pfeiffer
Three Lady Tornado score 10 or more in final road contest but lose 84-61 at Pfeiffer University, Saturday evening.
February 14, 2012
Sprouse Notches Double-Double in Loss to Lees-McRae
Alley Sprouse notched 12 points and 10 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season in a 65-54 loss to Lees-McRae on Tuesday.
February 11, 2012
Second Half Surge Too Little, Too Late
Kelly Jackson led the Lady Tornado with 16 points while her team set a new season-high with 44 second-half points in a 76-62 loss to Queens (N.C.)
February 8, 2012
Abbeys Prevail in Overtime Battle
Brooke Johnson led the team with 15 points and helped the Lady Tornado force overtime with Belmont Abbey but fell after extra time, 53-48.
February 6, 2012
Join the “Sea of Red” Wednesday Versus Belmont Abbey
Wear your red King gear to Wednesday's "Sea of Red Night" and receive a red rally towel during a doubleheader against the Crusaders.
February 6, 2012
Comeback Quelled by Valkyries, 60-59
The Lady Tornado and Valkyries played to the last possession with the hosts surviving a late comeback attempt.
February 4, 2012
Defense Handcuffs Knights in 71-49 Win
The Lady Tornado allowed only twenty points and ended the game on a 16-4 run on their way to defeat St. Andrew's, 71-49, on Saturday afternoon.
February 3, 2012
Faculty and Staff Recognized for Contributions to King
Tornado student-athletes recognized the efforts of the faculty and staff of King College and honor the 2012 Most Outstanding Professor.
February 2, 2012
Late Crusader Run Downs Lady Tornado
Alley Sprouse's first career double-double was not enough after North Greenville used a late run to separate from King in a 69-58 decision.
February 1, 2012
King Announces Washington County Youth Basketball Day
Youth basketball players and their families are invited to attend this Saturday's Tornado basketball games, free of charge.
January 30, 2012
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night Set for Thursday Basketball Games
Join Tornado Athletics on Thursday, Feb. 2, as we celebrate the contributions of King's staff and faculty while "making a wish" come true!
January 26, 2012
Saints Top Tornado, 54-45
Alley Sprouse led the Lady Tornado with 15 points in a nine-point loss to the Limestone Saints while opening Solid Blue 2012.
January 24, 2012
Solid Blue Sweeps Through Bristol Thursday
Enjoy free giveaways aplenty and the unification of the King College community while cheering the Tornado basketball teams on, this Thursday night!
January 24, 2012
Lady Tornado Stumble Against Flying Fleet
King made a serious late push in the final ten minutes of Tuesday night's contest but was outlasted by Erskine, 68-57, at the Belk Center.
January 21, 2012
Lady Tornado Upset Defending Champs for Second Straight Win
Alley Sprouse's team-leading 13 points helped King defeat the defending tournament champion Bulldogs at home, Saturday evening.
January 20, 2012
Tornado Basketball Brings in Barton for Doubleheader
King Men's and Women's Basketball will host the Barton Bulldogs at the Student Center Complex for a doubleheader of action beginning at 5:30 pm
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 16, 2012
Defense Leads Lady Tornado to Beat Bobcats
Two Bobcat technical fouls and a turnover-filled ending led to a thrilling 55-52 victory for the Lady Tornado on Monday evening.
January 14, 2012
Cobras Top Tornado After Late Rally Falls Short
Battling from behind at the half, King rallied to within nine points of the Coker Cobras but fell short in a 66-46 loss, Saturday afternoon.
January 10, 2012
Bench Helps Rally but Falls Short to Abbeys
Despite shooting percentages north of 40 in both short and long range, King suffered a 64-53 defeat at Belmont Abbey, Tuesday evening.
January 7, 2012
Turnovers Spoil Impressive Outing in Loss to Trojans
Down by only one basket late in the second half, Mount Olive used a pair of King turnovers late to break away to defeat the Lady Tornado, 65-59.
January 6, 2012
Tornado Basketball to Host Community Day Saturday!
Join King Athletics as we celebrate Community Day on Jan. 7 where fans can attend for FREE and have their chance at winning a variety of amazing prizes!
January 5, 2012
Lady Tornado to Host Converse in First Conference Home Game
King (0-10, 0-2) and Converse (1-9, 0-2) will do battle this evening (5:30 p.m. ET) at the Student Center in their first league home game of the year
January 5, 2012
Defense Stifles Converse in Night of King Firsts
Behind a strong defensive effort and Brooke Johnson's team-high 15 points, King earned its first victory of the season over Converse, 64-38.
January 3, 2012
Lady Tornado Struggles Continue with Loss to Crusaders
Sophomore guard Kelly Jackson earned her first double-double of her career at King with a team-high 12 points and 11 rebounds against NGU.
December 18, 2011
Lady Tornado Downed by Lions in Final Non-Conference Game
Freshman center Alley Sprouse and junior guard Mikki Oliver each scored 10 points to lead the Lady Tornado in their 73-41 loss to Mars Hill.
December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!
December 12, 2011
King v. Mars Hill Game Relocated to Stanford Arena
The Dec. 19 women's basketball game versus Mars Hill has been relocated to Stanford Arena (Mars Hills, N.C.).
December 10, 2011
LMU Shuts Down Lady Tornado
Mikki Oliver led the Lady Tornado struggling offense with 11 points in a 80-54 loss to the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters, Saturday afternoon.
December 9, 2011
King Hosts LMU in Opener of Saturday Doubleheader
King Women's Basketball will open a twinbill of hoops action against Lincoln Memorial University (4-4) this Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
December 6, 2011
Lady Tornado Open Home Slate Against Mars Hill
King Women's Basketball (0-6, 0-1) will host the Mars Hill Lions (3-4, 0-2 SAC) tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Student Center in their home opener.
December 6, 2011
Home Opener Spoiled by Lady Lions, 68-50
The King Lady Tornado dropped their first game at home, 68-50, to the Mars Hill Lady Lions on Tuesday night.
December 3, 2011
Cedarville Hands King 85-49 Loss at Waterman Classic
King (0-6) struggled shooting in a loss to Cedarville University (6-1) during the second day of the 10th Annual Waterman Classic, 85-49.
December 2, 2011
Tornado Marred by Turnovers in Loss to Marauders
Late turnovers prevented the Tornado from picking up their first victory in a 67-58 loss to Central State University on Friday night.
November 29, 2011
Lady Tornado Lose Conference Opener to Limestone
King Women's Basketball battled with Limestone College in the first-ever Conference Carolinas match up, losing to the Saints, 85-57.
November 23, 2011
Lady Tornado Downed by Carson-Newman
Three King players hit double figure point totals in Wednesday night's 83-67 loss to the Carson-Newman Eagles.
November 16, 2011
Multiple Rallies Fall Short in Loss to Brevard
Brooke Johnson was near perfect in her three-point shot attempts but Brevard College pulled away late for a 76-66 victory.
November 12, 2011
Lady Tornado Suffer Opening Day Loss to LMU
King Women's Basketball held its ground for 20 minutes of play but LMU came out of the gates strongly to deliver the Tornado an 82-69 loss.
November 11, 2011
Women’s Basketball Opens at Lincoln Memorial Saturday
Before you go rushing out to Lincoln Memorial for this weekend's women's basketball opener, listen and read on what to expect from the Tornado!
October 19, 2011
Conference Carolinas Basketball Rankings Released
Tonado Basketball was tabbed to finish fifth in Conference Carolinas while the Lady Tornado were selected to finish eighth in this year's Preseason Coaches' Poll
September 19, 2011
Sign Up Today for the 2011 King College Basketball Coaches Clinic
Local basketball coaches and those interested in honing in their knowledge of the game are invited to learn from some of the best in the business at this year's coaches clinic
August 18, 2011
Shelly Yount Joins King Women’s Basketball as Assistant
Head coach Josh Thompson has announced that Shelly Yount, a former player of his from Nyack College, will join the program as an assistant coach.