Hertel picks up 400th win in TMP boys victory; girls fall to Colby


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Boys: TMP 60, Colby 55
It was a struggle most of the night but the TMP boys pulled out their 10th win on the season and the 400th in the career for head coach Joe Hertel, 60-55 over Colby.  TMP trailed 17-15 after the first quarter, 32-28 at halftime and 46-43 heading into the fourth quarter.  The Monarchs scored the first four points of the fourth and Colby answered with four of their own to push the lead back to three points at 50-47.  After the two teams traded a couple of buckets and with the Monarchs trailing 52-51, Jared Vitztum knocked in a huge three point shot to give the Monarchs the lead to stay at 54-52.

TMP outscored Colby 6-3 the rest of the way to pick up the win.  Three Monarchs were in double figures led by Ryan Mayorga and Jordan Gottschalk who both scored 12 points. Vitztum added 11.

TMP will wrap up the regular season with Hutchinson-Trinity on Thursday.

Joe Hertel Interview

Boys Highlights

Girls: Colby 47, TMP 39
Colby started out the game on a 12-3 run on Tuesday night and had the TMP Lady Monarchs on their heels the rest of the night, winning 47-39.  TMP would tie the game at 15 late in the second quarter, but a Colby three-pointer would give them the lead at the half, 18-15.

The Lady Eagles expanded that lead to 29-23 after the third quarter.  TMP would again battle back to even at 32 a piece early in the fourth quarter but could never take the lead.  Colby finished the game on a 15-7 run to pick up their ninth win on the season.  TMP drops to 7-12 and will finish the regular season at Hutchinson-Trinity on Thursday.

Rose McFarland Interview

Girls Highlights

  • Local Guy

    I’m always in support of the student athletes in this community and I wish all of them the very best year in and year out. However, I am amazed that Coach Hertel is still a representative of TMP basketball. I do not know him on a personal level but have been witness to his mannerisms and actions during games. I have never been impressed with how he treats his own players and I’ve even seen him try to attack a Hoisington player. Please tell me why he is worthy of celebrating?

  • woody

    Played football with coach Hertel in college. Great player and better person, would love to have my kids play for him. If you have never spent any time on the sideline, be slow to judge. Congrats ace!!