HAYS – The TMP-Marian Monarchs closed out the home portion of their schedule Friday night with a split of a doubleheader with Phillipsburg at Al Billinger Fieldhouse.
GIRLS: Phillipsburg 50, TMP 46
The TMP girls saw their four-game win streak come to an end on Friday in a 50-46 loss to Phillipsburg at Al Billinger Fieldhouse.
The Monarchs (9-10, 5-3 MCL)jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Shalee Gottschalk took the opening tipoff in for a layup.
With the game tied at two TMP’s Brook Koenigsman completed a three-point play, sparking an 8-4 run for a 10-6 lead. But Phillipsburg pulled within two at 10-8 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter the Monarchs jumped out to a 16-10 lead on a Brynn Rebel layup.
But Phillipsburg answered with an 18-4 run to close out the first half and open the second half for a 28-20 lead.
Over the final four minutes of the third quarter TMP briefly closed within one a 29-28 but a three pointer at end of the third quarter put Phillipsburg up 32-28.
In the final frame TMP fell behind by nine early, at 40-31 but used an 11-2 run to tie the game at 42 with just under two minutes to play.
Phillipsburg was able to outscore TMP 8-4 in the final minute of the game on their way to a 50-46 victory. Their third straight over TMP.
Brooke Koenigsman led TMP with 16 points.
BOYS: TMP 51, Phillipsburg 49
The TMP Monarchs used a 25-10 second half run to erase an eight-point deficit as they beat the Phillipsburg 51-49 Friday.
The Panthers opened the game on 9-3 run, with the Monarchs (9-10, 7-10 MCL) only field goal from senior Caden Becker.
Phillipsburg led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and built their largest lead of the first half at seven at 17-10.
Caden Dinkel scored 16 of his team-high 17 points in the first three quarters and he even pulled the Monarchs within two at 24-22 within under five and a half minutes to play in the third quarter.
Phillipsburg answered with a 9-3 run for a 33-25 lead, their largest of the game.
TMP’s Will Eck connected on his second three pointer of the game to close out the third quarter sparking a 25-10 TMP run.
The Monarchs went from down 33-25 to up 50-43 over a span that covered nearly nine minutes as TMP closed out the 51-49 victory.
Dinkel led TMP with 17 points as they Monarchs win their fourth in-a-row.
TMP travels to Norton on Thursday for a matchup with the Bluejays.