Feb 08, 2020 4:00 AM

TMP basketball swept in Norton

Posted Feb 08, 2020 4:00 AM

NORTON - The TMP boys and girls basketball teams were swept in a Mid-Continent League doubleheader Friday night in Norton.

Girls: Norton 42, TMP 35

Both the TMP Lady Monarchs and the Norton Lady Jays got off to a bit of a slow start on Friday. 

Sophia Balthazor gave TMP an early 3-0 lead on the game's first three and TMP led 5-2 after one quarter.

Norton opened the second quarter on an 8-0 to build a 10-5 lead. TMP cut the deficit back to two points and trailed 14-12 at halftime. The two teams had more turnovers than points in the first half.

Norton opened the second half on an 8-2 run and led TMP 22-14 before the Monarchs came firing back to take the lead at 25-22 on a Kassidi Yost three-point play.

After Norton had cut the TMP lead back to one at the end of the third quarter Balthazor's second three of the game put TMP up 28-24.

TMP extended their lead to five on a Jaci VonLintel three pointer at 35-30 but were held scoreless over the final couple of minutes of the game while Norton scored 12 unanswered and pulled away for the 42-35 win.

Rose McFarland postgame interview

TMP's Sophia Balthazor was the on player to score in double-figures in the game. She finished with 10 points. 

Hannah Bailey and Tessa Hauser each scored nine points for Norton.

Game highlights

TMP drops to 5-10 and 2-4 and Norton improved to 8-7 and 2-3.

Boys: Norton 58, TMP 47

The TMP boys couldn't overcome a season-low 17-percent three-point shooting and saw their 12-game win streak come to an end in a 58-47 loss to Norton.

Bill Meagher postgame interview

The two teams traded baskets back and forth in the first quarter with TMP's largest lead at 9-7 on a Bryce Seib field goal. Norton retook the lead on a 6-3 lead to end the first quarter and led 13-12.

The second quarter was much the same with Norton leading by as much as five before TMP cut the deficit back to one at 21-20.

Norton opened the second half on a 7-0 run and built a 28-20 lead. TMP was able to close within two in the third quarter and six at the end of the quarter at 36-30.

In the fourth quarter Norton built a 42-30 lead to start the quarter. TMP closed within three at 48-45 on a Jackson Schulte three but they were get no closer in the 58-47 loss.

Game highlights

Carson Jacobs led TMP with 12 points and Jace Wentling finished 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

TMP made just 3-of-18 three point attempts for 17-percent. Both season-lows.

Norton's Jonah Ruder finished with a career-high 25 points.

TMP hosts Phillipsburg next Friday. Norton travels to Oberlin on Tuesday.

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Feb 08, 2020 4:00 AM
🎥 TMP basketball at Phillipsburg

The TMP-Marian girls and boys basketball teams travel to Phillipsburg for a Mid-Continent League matchup with the Panthers.

The girls game is scheduled to tip-off at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.

Girls game

Boys game

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