By JEREMY McGUIRE
GIRLS: Phillipsburg 47, TMP-Marian 32
A close first half was blown open by Phillipsburg in the third quarter. Leading by eight points at the break, the Lady Panthers stretched the lead to 14 at the end of the third on their way to the 15 point win. The Lady Monarchs had trouble scoring all night long. Freshman Megan Koenigsman led TMP with nine points. TMP drops to 1-3 on the season and will host Ellinwood at the Kennedy Middle School Gymnasium on Friday.
Rose McFarland Postgame Interview
BOYS: Phillipsburg 72, TMP-Marian 59
A flurry of activity early wasn’t enough for the TMP Monarchs as they dropped their third game of the year on Tuesday night in Phillipsburg. TMP held the lead much of the first half and were on top 27-26 at halftime. The third quarter proved to be to much for TMP as the Panthers outscored them 24-11 to grab control of the game. TMP had a couple of chances to cut the lead to single digits in the fourth quarter but could never get over the hump.
Jared Vitztum scored a career high 17 points including five three-pointers in the losing effort. The Monarchs are now 1-3 and will host Ellinwood on Friday night.
Joe Hertel Postgame Interview