The Monarch boys survive Monday afternoon’s game against Winfield in the opening round of the Trojan Classic by getting a 63-61 overtime win in Hillsboro.
Thomas More Prep – Marian held a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter before the Vikings (3-6) went on an 11-0 run to regain the lead at 51-49. The teams went back and forth after that before Winfield’s last-second shot misfired sending the game into overtime at 54-54.
Winfield, who finished 8th in last year’s Classic, scored the first bucket of overtime but TMP’s Shane Zimmerman connected on a 3-pointer to give the Monarchs (7-3) a 57-56 lead. TMP would hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
TMP’s Taylor Pfeifer finished with a game-high 17 points and Nick Hammeke added 16.
The Herd move on to play in the championship semifinals Friday evening at 8 PM. TMP, the 2-seed in this year’s tournament, will face either Hillsboro or Goodland who square off Tuesday night.
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