The Monarch boys’ basketball team completed the sweep on Colby again this year as they handed the Eagles a 60-44 loss Thursday night in Colby at the Colby Community Building.
After defeating them by 25 points in the 7th-place contest in the Hays City Shootout last Saturday, Thomas More Prep – Marian got off to a quick start against the 0-5 Eagles. The Monarchs also overcame two technical fouls to garner their second win of the season.
TMP (2-2) started the contest on a 7-0 run before eventually taking a 28-17 lead into halftime. Colby would make things interesting in the third quarter by trimming the Monarchs’ lead down to four but TMP would put them away down the stretch with solid play from seniors Nick Hammeke and Drew O’Brien.
Hammeke connected on four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 16 points. O’Brien scored seven of his eight points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Both performances were season highs for both Hammeke and O’Brien.
Sophomore Luke Cox and junior Todd Kane each had 11 points to lead Colby.
TMP returns to action next Tuesday night when they travel north to take on Phillipsburg.
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