By JEREMY McGUIRE
Girls: TMP 62, Plainville 35
The TMP Lady Monarchs didn’t let a long week bother them as the picked up their biggest win of the season, 62-35, over Plainville on Friday night. Playing their fourth game in five days, TMP raced out to a 15-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. They led 28-18 at halftime.
Plainville was able to pull within five early in the third quarter at 30 to 25. TMP rattle off a 16-2 run and take at 19 point lead at the start of the fourth quarter. The Lady Cardinals had no more fight left after that. Four Lady Monarchs scored in double figures on the night. Madyson Koerner and Melissa Pfeifer had 12 each. Megan Koenigsman and Samantha Younie each added 10. TMP will play their final regular season home game on Tuesday against Colby.
Megan Koenigsman Interview
Boys: Plainville 66, TMP 54
Plainville star Hadley Gillum was in early foul trouble but the #10 ranked team in Class 2A was able to overcome his first half absence to pick up the 66 to 54 win over the TMP Monarchs. TMP, playing the fourth game in five days, was able to keep Plainville at bay for much of the first half and carried a slime one point lead, 26-25, into the locker room at halftime.
Plainville came out in the second half and started to take control behind Gillum. They outscored the Monarchs 18 to seven in the third quarter and kept the gassed Monarchs at bay for most of the fourth quarter to pick up their 17th win on the season. Jordan Gottschalk led the Monarchs with 12 points. TMP will play Colby at home on Tuesday.
Joe Hertel Interview