SPARTANBURG, S.C. - After a strong first quarter, the Converse Basketball team was unable to keep the momentum as King handed the Valkyries a 68-49 Conference Carolinas defeat at home on Saturday afternoon.
FINAL | Converse 49, King 68
LOCATION | Spartanburg, S.C.
RECORDS | Converse 4-20 (3-17), King 20-6 (17-3)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
The Valkyries had three players in double-figures. Hannah Anderson posted a career-high 12 points on 6-9 shooting from the floor. Paige Johnson connected on two threes on her way to 12 points. Brianna James chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
King would get on the scoreboard with two freebies before back-to-back threes by Paige Johnson and a jumper by Johnson pushed the Converse lead to 10-2.
Two free throws allowed Converse to lead 12-4 after the first quarter. Four points allowed is a season-low for the Valkyries defense in a quarter.
King ended the quarter on a 12-0 run to lead 22-15 at the break. The Tornado held the Valkyries to three points in the second quarter.
Paige Johnson hit a jumper to start the scoring for the Valkyries in the second half during the Tornado 9-2 run.
King would extend their lead to 48-28 with less than a minute left to go in the third quarter.
Back-to-back jumpers by Hannah Anderson inside cut the deficit to 56-40 midway through the quarter.
Keocia Walker completed the old-fashioned three point play to answer the King triple after the media timeout.
Converse hosts Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas contest on Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm. It will be the Valkyries' Substance Abuse Awareness Contest. Wear RED in support of Substance Abuse.