BRISTOL, TN- The King University closed the first semester with an emphatic victory over UVa-Wise. The Tornado used an early 12-0 run to gain the advantage and were led by a double-double from Malcolm St. Louis in the 93-67 victory.
FINAL SCORE: King 93, UVa-Wise 67
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-5; UVa- Wise 2-8
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Mack Owensand C.J. Good scored the first four points of the contest for the Tornado, but the Cavaliers came back and evened the score at eight before King went on a run.
- Je’Don Youngsparked a 12-0 run for the Tornado, and Good followed with a triple and Derick Pope threw down a dunk.
- St. Louis converted an old fashioned three-point play, and later added a bucket in the pain to give King a 20-8 lead midway through the first half.
- Good and LeVeau nailed consecutive trifectas, stretching the King lead to 36-18 and a St. Louis dunk gave King their largest lead of the first half at 43-22 with three minutes remaining.
- The Cavaliers worked their way back to within 14 before St. Louis made a layup andNoble Fahnbulleh stole the inbounds pass and made a layup to give King a 50-32 lead at the half.
- King extended their lead over the first half of the second stanza, earning their largest lead of the contest at 72-42 following a Young triple.
- However, the Cavaliers later scored 11 straight points, cutting their deficit to 77-58 with five minutes.
- The Tornado had an answer, rolling off 14 of the next 18 points to take a 91-62 lead.
- King held the lead there, taking the contest 93-67.
- St. Louis posted 15 points and 11 rebounds.
- Good led four King scorers in double figures with 16 points.
- LeVeau followed with 13 points andMack Owens chipped in with 12 points.
FOR THE FOES
- Dimitri Sousa led UVa-Wise with 22 points and eight rebounds.
- Taiwo Badmus followed with 14 points and six rebounds while Michal Seals chipped in with 10 points.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- King shot 58.5 percent from the floor, their best shooting percentage of the season and best since February 21, 2015 when they shot 58.3 percent from the floor.
- It also marks the third time the Tornado have shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor this season.
- The double-double for St. Louis was his first of the season and the second of his career. His last double-double came on December 13, 2014 at USC Aiken where he scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Courtesy: King Athletics