Women's Basketball News Archives

  • 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.
  • Tornado advance to Conference Carolinas semifinals, West posts career night
    February 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted the University of Mount Olive Monday night in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas postseason tournament. A close game throughout, the Tornado used a huge night from Kori West and a late surge to take down the Trojans 85-75 and advance to the Conference Carolinas semifinals.
  • King takes down Lees-McRae in regular season finale
    February 23, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Lees-McRae College Saturday night to take on the Bobcats in their regular season finale. The Tornado win a close one in Banner Elk defeating Lees-McRae 64-57.
  • Three Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 23, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas basketball regular season ends on Friday, and the league has announced their academic all-conference recipients. King University had three players recognized, two from the women’s team and one from the men’s team.
  • Tornado hold on to defeat Emmanuel
    February 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball hosted Emmanuel College in their final regular season home game of the year Wednesday night. The Tornado held off a late push by the Lions to take a 72-59 victory and clinch the four seed for the conference tournament next week.
  • Big second half from BAC stuns Tornado
    February 17, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Tornado shot better than 50 percent in the first half, opening up a double digit lead at the break. However, the Crusaders used a big second half to overcome the deficit and stun the Tornado 81-78 with a late triple.
  • Late run not enough for Tornado to overcome Saints
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Limestone College Wednesday night in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Despite Kori West posting 19 points and 17 rebounds, the Saints held off the Tornado to win 65-60.
  • Tornado tops SWU on Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team revenged an early season overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan University with a 89-54 victory over the Warriors Saturday afternoon. On senior day, fourteen Tornado players scored in the contest including a team-high 14 points scored by Kristen Cupples.
  • Tornado shoot past North Greenville
    February 06, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball earned a Conference Carolinas victory at North Greenville University behind their best shooting night of the season. The Tornado made half of their shots and had four scorers in double figures in the 91-85 victory.
  • Emmanuel edges King
    February 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon to take on the Lions in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Lions used free throws to hold off a late game run made by the Tornado. King fell to Emmanuel 74-67.
  • West selected USBWA National POW, TSWA POW
    January 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kori West’s big week for the King University women’s basketball team has led to a couple more awards. She becomes the first Tornado in history to earn U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week. West was also selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week on Wednesday.
  • King basketball DH vs. Emmanuel rescheduled, MVB schedule altered
    January 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader that was postponed against Emmanuel College earlier this month has been rescheduled for February 21. The women will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m. The men’s volleyball match that was scheduled for February 21 against Limestone College has been moved to February 20 with first serve at 7:00 p.m.
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