TMP Girls Defeat Abilene 52-41

The Lady Monarchs of Thomas More Prep – Marian knocked off a ranked Abilene club 52-41 Tuesday night in Abilene.

TMP built a 20-11 halftime lead thanks to 10 first half points from senior Jenna Lang. Lang finished with a season-high 22.

The Cowgirls (6-2) were ranked sixth in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association in Class 4A. Abilene showed some grit starting out the second half on an 11-0 run to take the lead at 22-20. It took TMP over seven minutes to get their first points of the second half.

The Lady Monarchs (6-2) took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter and were able to pour in 27 points in the final quarter to pull away from the Cowgirls. TMP scored more in the fourth quarter than the previous three quarters combined.

TMP is riding a four-game win streak and will be at home the only time this month Friday night against Russell.