Tornado earn win at Converse

Photo Credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo Credit: Tyler Feaster

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women's volleyball team got back into the win column on Wednesday night when the topped Converse College. The Tornado used a balanced scoring attack to take the contest 72-49.

THE BASICS
FINAL: King 72, Converse 49
LOCATION: Gibbs Field House; Spartanburg, S.C.
RECORDS: King 7-7, 4-4 Conference Carolinas; Converse 2-15, 1-7 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Period

  • King turned a 5-4 deficit into a 10-5 lead with back-to-back three-point baskets from Ali Golden and Trinity Lee.
  • Ryleigh Fritz gave King a 19-12 lead after the first quarter when she drilled a triple in the final minute.

Second Period

  • Arielle Holloway started an 11-0 spurt in the second quarter with a basket.
  • Lee and Kiki Samsel connected on three-point shots on the run that gave King a 39-18 lead.
  • The Valkyries scored the final four points of the quarter, but King held a 39-22 lead at the break.

Third Period

  • Fritz started a 10-0 run early in the third quarter with a triple. The run was capped by a pair of Samsel free throws to give King a 49-24 lead.
  • Holloway gave King their largest lead of the game a 55-28 with a pair of free throws to end the third quarter.

Fourth Period

  • The Valkyries tried to comeback, scoring nine of the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to cut the King lead to 57-37.
  • King stretched their lead back to 65-39 following a Fritz three-point play as the Tornado went on to take the contest 72-49.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Lee led the Tornado with 15 points and seven rebounds.
  • Fritz also scored 15 points and added five rebounds.
  • Kori West followed with 14 points and seven rebounds.

FOR THE FOES

  • Alexis McMillian led Converse with 16 points and four rebounds.
  • Ashley Sides chipped in with nine points.

UP NEXT

  • King stays on the road to take on Chowan University on Saturday. Tipoff from Murfreesboro, N.C. is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
  • Converse hosts Erskine College on Saturday afternoon.