BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - It was not a good night for the home team. Visiting King (Tenn.) College posted an 107-60 decision Monday, extending Union College's losing skid to three games.
The Bulldogs fall to 8-10 overall following the loss, while the Tornado improved to 8-3 on the year.
Turnovers plagued Union as King cashed in the Bulldogs' 26 miscues into 31 points. Conversely, King turned the ball over 12 times, resulting in 12 points for Union.
The Bulldogs also had problems in finding their stroke from long range. Union went 5-for-21 (23.8 percent) from behind the 3-point line with Payton Ponzer (Independence, Ky.) accounting for four treys.
Meanwhile, King drained 11-of-28 (39.3 percent) from behind the arc with J.T. Blair going a perfect 3-for-3.
Union took an early 6-3 lead, but a 24-6 run sent King ahead 27-12 with 8:43 left in the period. The Bulldogs cut the margin to 29-21 after a James Johnson (Lexington, Ky.) basket at the 5:33 mark. However, King closed the half on a 20-10 surge in seizing a 49-31 halftime cushion.
The Tornado picked up where it left off in the second half, reeling off 10-straight points for 59-31 lead with 17:04 on the clock.
King steadily added to its lead, stretching the margin to 50 en route to the 107-60 decision.
Darrel Jackson (Jonesboro, Ark.) paced Union with 16 points with Ponzer adding 12.
Six Tornado hit double digits with Jason Seymore's 21 leading the way. Elisha Murray followed with 20, while Mark Dockery and Clarence Smith added 14 and 13 points, respectively. Brian Hewitt and Blair knocked in 11 points apiece.
Hewitt nearly posted a triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
Union returns to action Wednesday when it plays host to Covenant (Ga.) College in non-conference action. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.