BRISTOL, Tenn. – Southern Wesleyan struggled to score against King on Saturday afternoon, falling 83-57 to the Tornado in Conference Carolinas action.
The Warriors were led by three players in double figures, all scoring 10 points as the team shot 38.7 percent for the game. Christiana Perkins, Shyla Coleman and Chelsie Waters all scored 10 points for the Warriors.
SWU led early in the game, holding a 17-15 advantage with 12:08 left in the first. A triple from Brittany Stringer put King back on top for good. The Warriors cut the lead to 26-24 after King opened up a seven-point lead. The Warriors again closed to within three at 27-30 but King closed the half on a 7-0 run to take a 37-27 lead into the break.
King scored 25 straight in the second half to turn an 11-point lead into 36 with just over 10 minutes to play. The Tornado shot 56.7 percent from the floor in the second half including hitting 8 of 16 from three point range. The Tornado was led by Chelsea Bowling's 18 points and 5 of 10 three point shooting.
The Warriors will be back in action on Wednesday, playing their final home regular season contest against Pfeiffer at 5:30 p.m.