By JEREMY McGUIRE
Girls: Ellinwood 58, TMP 43
The TMP Lady Monarchs dropped their second game of the season to Ellinwood on Monday night, 58-43. Ellinwood used a 14 to four run to end the first half up 32-22. They led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter before TMP caught fire. The Lady Monarchs went on a 16-4 tear to end the quarter and scored the first two points of the fourth quarter to pull within one at 43-42.
The last run of the night belonged to Ellinwood. The Lady Eagles finished the game on a 15 to one run to dash TMP’s hopes of upsetting the number four ranked team in 2A. Melissa Pfeifer and Samantha Younie scored nine points apiece to lead TMP. The Lady Monarchs dropped to five and 10 overall and will play Hoisington Tuesday night at Hays Middle School.
Rose McFarland Interview
Boys: TMP 63, Ellinwood 41
A slow start turned into a big finish for the TMP Monarchs in their 63-41 win on Monday night in Ellinwood. The Monarchs jumped out of the gates slow, using Max Megaffin three pointers at the end of the first quarter and then again at the end of the first half to take a 29-18 lead at the break. Ellinwood would cut the lead to as little as seven points in the third quarter but that would be as close as they would get.
Megaffin led Joe Hertel’s Monarchs with 20 points on the night. Ryan Mayorga chipped in 12 for the eight and seven Monarchs who will host Hoisington, a team they beat 49-31 on January 30th, Tuesday night at Hays Middle School.
Joe Hertel Interview