Women's Basketball News Archives

  • McDaniel steps down from King women's basketball
    August 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced on Thursday that assistant coach Courtney McDaniel has resigned from her position. McDaniel has accepted a position as head coach at a high school in Florida.
  • Thompson inks six for 2016-17
    May 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first Conference Carolinas Tournament title, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced his signing class. This group of six players will help the Tornado get back to the conference championship game for the third straight season.
  • King falls to #21 Wingate in NCAA Tournament
    March 10, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Ga. – Playing in their first NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, the seventh seeded King University women’s basketball team stayed with second seeded and 21st-ranked Wingate University in the first half. However, the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to take the contest 75-55 and end King’s season.
  • King prepared for first NCAA DII Tournament appearance
    March 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team made history last weekend, winning their first Conference Carolinas Tournament and earning the first NCAA Tournament berth. This weekend the seventh seeded Tornado will be looking to make more history at the NCAA Southeast Regional when they take on second seeded and 21st-ranked Wingate University in the first round at host Columbus State University on Friday.
  • King earns 7th seed in NCAA Southeast Regional
    March 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team earned their first NCAA Tournament berth by winning the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Friday night, and the Tornado found out their opponent on Sunday night. The Tornado earned the seventh seed in the Southeast Region and will take on second seeded Wingate University on Friday at Columbus State University.
  • King wins first Conference Carolinas title, topping #22 Limestone
    March 03, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight title bout, the King University women’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with 22nd-ranked Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship for the second straight season. The script for the 2016-17 season had a different ending as Whitney Mitchell made a free throw with 6.2 seconds remaining to give King the 78-77 victory and King their first Conference Carolinas title and NCAA Tournament berth.
  • Late run moves King into conference final
    March 02, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – In what seemed like an uphill battle all night, the second seeded King University women’s basketball team defeated third seed the University of Mount Olive 78-67 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals. The Tornado trailed for the majority of the contest, but finished the contest on a 12-0 run to take the contest and setup a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game with top seed Limestone College.
  • Mitchell, Harper named all-conference, Thompson Coach of the Year
    March 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball finished second in the Conference Carolinas standings and three Tornado were honored on Thursday at a banquet prior to the conference tournament semifinals. Whitney Mitchell earned first team all-conference, Jalan Harper was selected third team and head coach Josh Thompson earned Coach of the Year honors.
  • Tornado ranked eighth in final regional rankings
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team has won seven straight contests, including their Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal and the Tornado are ranked eighth in the final NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas basketball tournaments underway, the league announced their academic all-conference performers and three Tornado were named to the list. Derick Pope for the men’s team along with Keyanna Blakely and Amy Van Deventer of the women’s team earned honors.
  • Balanced attack leads King to conference semis with win over BAC
    February 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight season, the King University women’s basketball has advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals as the second seeded Tornado defeated seventh seed Belmont Abbey College 85-51 on Monday night. The score was tied after one quarter, but King used a 20-1 run gain separation at the end of the first half.
  • Seniors lead King past LMC on Senior Night
    February 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was fitting that on Senior Night in the Student Center Complex that the seniors on the King University women’s basketball team led the Tornado to an emphatic victory over rival Lees-McRae College. King grabbed the lead early in the first quarter, and didn’t look back, taking the regular season finale 88-41.
  • King moves up one spot in NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 22, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second installment of the NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings, the King University women’s basketball team moved up one spot to seventh. That marks the highest the Tornado have been ranked in the NCAA Regional Rankings, and the third rankings King has appeared in.
  • King takes come-from-behind win at Mount Olive
    February 21, 2017
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team may have come away with their biggest victory of the season after falling behind the University of Mount Olive on the road in the first half. The Tornado came back to take the contest 69-57, and take over sole possession of second place in the Conference Carolinas standings.
  • King tops Converse for 20th win
    February 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon at Converse College, but the Tornado came storming back in the middle two quarters. When the dust settled, King took the Conference Carolinas game 68-49 for their second 20-win season in the last three years.
  • Mitchell's free throws help King escape LMC with win
    February 15, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Winning rivalry games on the road is never easy, and the King University women’s basketball team escaped with a narrow 64-62 victory at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday evening. Whitney Mitchell connected on a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to give King the victory.
  • Tornado ranked eighth in first NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team has had a great season so far, and they Tornado are ranked in the NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings for the second time in program history. In the first regional rankings of the season, King checks in at eighth and is one of three Conference Carolinas teams in the top 10.
  • Second quarter lifts King over Mount Olive
    February 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup of two of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s basketball team came away with a solid win over the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado used a big run before halftime to take the lead and held off a late Mount Olive run for the 74-61.
  • Third quarter lifts King over Erskine
    February 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest that was tight throughout, the King University women’s basketball team used a solid defensive performance in the third quarter to gain separation from Erskine College. The pulled in the third period to take the 75-64 Conference Carolinas victory.
  • Saints come back to stun King
    February 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As was expected coming in, the tilt between a pair of the Conference Carolinas leaders would be a tight affair, and the King University women’s basketball team came up on the short end against league-leading Limestone College. The Tornado held a sizable advantage in the first half, but the Saints used a strong fourth quarter to take the 58-55 victory.
  • Three-point shooting leads to win over Emmanuel
    February 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Basketball is a game of runs, and the King University women’s basketball team came up with the last run to gain separation from Emmanuel College in a Conference Carolinas victory on Wednesday evening. The Tornado used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to break a tie, en route to the 60-48 victory.
  • West's career high leads Tornado past Crusaders
    January 28, 2017
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women's basketball faced off against Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon. Kori West had 15 points, followed by Whitney Mitchell with 14 to lead the Tornado to a 77-72 victory.
  • Consistent offense marches King past Pfeiffer
    January 27, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women's basketball team squared off against Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas match-up. A dynamic offense won every quarter in route to a 77-47 victory. Whitney Mitchell led the offense with 20 points and Kori West had nine with seven rebounds.
  • Career-highs fall as King defeats Converse
    January 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team rebounded from a loss over the weekend with a resounding victory on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado place five scores in double figures and three career-highs fell in the 87-64 victory over Converse College.
  • King falls to Emmanuel
    January 21, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The King University women's basketball team faced off against Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. A tied game at the half 31-31, the Tornado could not muster enough offense in the second half, falling 77-65.
  • King runs past SWU for fifth straight win
    January 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s continued their hot play of late, winning their fifth straight contest behind a balanced scoring attack. The Tornado used an early run to gain separation from Southern Wesleyan University and pulled away to take the 87-40 victory.
  • Albertson's career day leads King past North Greenville
    January 14, 2017
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team squared off against North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. A strong first half by the Tornado and a career-high performance by Ashley Albertson led King to victory 80-65.
  • Offense stays hot as King downs Barton
    January 11, 2017
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team continued their hot play on the offensive end of the floor on Wednesday night at Barton College. The Tornado posted their best shooting game of the season and had five scorers in double figures as they defeated the Bulldogs 94-60.
  • Balanced attack leads King past Pfeiffer
    January 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a record performance on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team showed a balanced attack in another Conference Carolinas victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado pulled away from Pfeiffer University in the second quarter, eventually taking the contest 81-46.
  • Eight score in double figures in Tornado win over Belmont Abbey
    January 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team may have turned in their best performance of the season on Friday night when they defeated Belmont Abbey College 107-63. The Tornado eclipsed 100 points for the first time in three season and had eight scorers in double figures in the Conference Carolinas victory.
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