SALINA – The TMP-Marian girls and boys basketball teams each earned their fifth win over the season Friday in a doubleheader sweep of Sacred Heart in Salina.
GIRLS: TMP 60, Sacred Heart 33
The TMP Lady Monarchs opened the game on a 16-0 run and never trailed as they cruised to the 60-33 win.
TMP’s Emilee Lane scored nine of her team-high 17 points in the first quarter as the Monarchs built a 17-4 lead.
The Monarchs held Sacred Heart to just two field goals over the first four and a half minutes of the second quarter as TMP built a 22-point lead at 30-8.
The Knights briefly cut the lead to 18 before TMP finished the first half on a 7-0 run to lead 37-13.
TMP extended their lead to 30 early in the second half at 42-12.
Sacred Heart was able to close the gap to 21 lead in the third quarter but the Monarchs pulled away as they improved to 5-1 on the season.
Lane finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds for TMP. Kyleigh Allen added 16 and Sophia Balthazor finished with 11.
BOYS: TMP 54, Sacred Heart 47
The TMP boys, playing without two of the starters, were able to rally from down five in the second half to knock off the Knights 54-47.
Coach Bill Meagher
After falling behind by six to open the game the Monarchs scored six straight to tying the game at six.
The game would be a back-and-forth affair the entire time with the two teams combining for 14 lead changes and three ties.
TMP trailed 8-6 after the first quarter and 16-14 at the break.
In the second half Sacred Heart saw their largest lead of the game at five at 22-17. The Monarchs were able to erase the deficit and even take the lead at the end of the quarter at 35-34. Dylan Werth scored six straight for the Monarchs to end the quarter.
With the game tied again, this time at 38, TMP’s Jackson Schulte pulled down an offensive rebound and followed it home putting the Monarchs up two and sparking a 10-2 run and giving TMP the lead back. A lead that they would never give up again as they claim the 54-47 win.
Schulte had 16 for TMP. Werth added 13 points and nine rebounds.
TMP improves to 5-1 ahead of Tuesday’s meeting with Hoxie,