The Thomas More Prep-Marian Girls drop back-to-back ballgames after starting 2-0 as they stumble Thursday night in Colby 44-34 at the Colby Community Building.
The Lady Monarchs jumped out to a 4-0 lead to begin the game but just had too many stretches where they couldn’t buy a bucket.
TMP found themselves down by seven in the second quarter but then went on a 9-0 run to get a 19-17 lead right before halftime. Colby’s Lauren Bell connected on a 3-pointer right before the buzzer to give the Lady Eagles (2-3) a one-point lead at the break. Bell finished with 11 points in the contest.
TMP (2-2) battled in the second half but were only able to score five points in the fourth quarter going on to lose by 10.
Lady Monarch senior Jenna Lang finished the evening with 12 points while fellow senior Rachel Jacobs put in eight points. Jacobs, the Most Inspirational Player from the Hays City Shootout last weekend, did not play at all in the fourth quarter.
Colby received a nice boost from sophomore Haileigh Shull who came off the bench to score 13 points.
TMP will look to bounce back next Tuesday as they travel to Phillipsburg.
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