Tornado blows out Flames

LEE ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Posted 11/19/19

BRISTOL — The King University Tornado used a 25-14 run over the last 6:30 of the game to top the visiting Lee University men's basketball team, 99-85 on Monday evening, in a non-conference battle.

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Tornado blows out Flames

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BRISTOL — The King University Tornado used a 25-14 run over the last 6:30 of the game to top the visiting Lee University men's basketball team, 99-85 on Monday evening, in a non-conference battle.
 
The Flames pulled within three at 74-71 on a Michael McGuirk 3-pointer with 6:36 remaining in the game. From there it was all Tornado. King connected on six second-half threes, getting to the basketball at will.
 
Despite the loss, Ryan Montgomery had another huge game with 28 points and five rebounds. The aggressive senior got to the free-throw line 12 times and hit 10. Montgomery is averaging 24.8 points per game through the first four contests this season.
 
McGuirk came back from an early season injury to drop 17 points while connecting on 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Kentrell Evans added seven points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
 
The Flames struggled to contain a balanced scoring attack from King with six different players scoring in double-figures. Jordan Floyd led the way with a game-high 29 while Josh Releford canned four triples and finished with 20 points.
 
Two players posted double-doubles as Damion Ottoman had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Salmon added 10 and 10.
 
King was nearly perfect from the charity stripe, going 23-of-24. The home team shot 47.9% from the field. The Flames were a solid 25-of-31 from the free throw line but went just 8-of-28 deep and registered 41.3% from the field.
 
The Flames fell to an even 2-2 in the year while King remained undefeated at 4-0.
 
Lee will jump into Gulf South Conference play Saturday with a road trip to Auburn Montgomery, for a 4 p.m. tip.

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