By JEREMY McGUIRE
Girls: TMP 55, Larned 42
Freshman Madyson Koerner had a career high 15 points to help lead the TMP Lady Monarchs to their sixth win of the season. TMP trailed twice early in the game but pulled ahead 12 to nine after the first quarter and never trailed again. The Lady Monarchs used a 17-0 run from the first quarter into the second quarter to lead 27-9. Larned cut the lead to 12 at halftime, 32-20.
The third quarter belonged to TMP, outscoring Larned 18-8 to take their largest lead of 22 points heading into the fourth quarter.
Larned was able to cut the lead to as little as 12 but never made a serious push.
TMP is now 6-11 on the season and will be on the road at Plainville on Friday night.
Boys: Larned 73, TMP 71 OT
It took Larned four extra minutes in overtime to knock of TMP on Thursday, 73-71. It was a knock down, drag out affair most of the night with the Indians leading most of the game. TMP trailed 22-13 after the first quarter and then clamped down defensively in the second quarter and also started heating up their basket, outscoring Larned 16 to 10 to trail only 32-29 at halftime.
The Monarchs were able to tie the game at 34 early in the third quarter. Larned would then rattle off the next 10 points and led 44-34 late in the third. TMP closed the third quarter on a quick five to two run to pull within seven heading to the fourth.
This is when the true fireworks began as both teams laid everything out on the floor. Larned kept the Monarchs at arms length through most of the quarter and led 64-57 at the two minute mark. TMP outscored the Indians eight to one down the stretch and a Ryan Mayorga jumper from the baseline at the buzzer tied the game at 65 and to overtime these two teams went.
TMP would take the lead for the only time in the extra period on a Jordan Gottschalk layup, taking a 67-65 lead. Larned’s Easton Palmer would nail a three on their next possession to give the lead back to the Indians for good. TMP had a chance to win in the end but a Jordan Gottschalk three point attempt missed to the left.
TMP is now 9-8 on the year and will play their fourth game in five days on Friday night in Plainville.
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