The TMP Monarchs stepped out of league play Tuesday as they traveled to Great Bend for a matchup with the Panthers.
TMP 59, Great Bend 49
The TMP girls ran their win streak to a season-high six games Tuesday as they held off a pesky Great Bend team in a 59-49 win.
The Monarchs raced out to an early 8-2 lead and built an eight-point lead on several occasions in the first half, the last time when Sasha Wasinger banked home a field goal at the end of the first half putting TMP up 29-21 at the break.
In the third quarter Adell Riedel connected on her first of two threes to put the Monarchs up 11 at 34-23 with 6:10 left in the quarter.
Great Bend was able to cut the Monarch lead to five at 40-35 in the final seconds of the third quarter when Emilee Lane was fouled on an offensive tip-in with just 1.1 seconds left and after she converted the three-point play putting TMP up 43-35 through three quarters.
The Panthers cut the TMP lead to five to start the fourth quarter before the Monarchs outscored Great Bend 14 to 6 over the next four minutes to build a 57-44 lead on their way to a 59-49 win.
Adell Riedel matched her career-high with 19 points and Kyleigh Allen matched her career-high for a second game in-a-row with 12.
Emily Schippers postgame interview
TMP improves to 13-4 with the win while Great Bend drops to 1-17.
Great Bend 60, TMP 40
The Great Bend Panthers opened the game on a 13-4 run to opened the first quarter and an 8-0 run to start the second quarter to build a double-digit lead on their way to the 60-40 win.
Bill Meagher postgame interview
After falling down 14, at 21-7 with just six minutes to play in the first half to Monarchs closed the gap to seven with a 7-0 run but that would be as close as they would get.
Great Bend outscored the Monarchs 16-6 in the third quarter as they built a 20-point lead. They led by as many as 23 in the fourth quarter before capturing the 20-point win.
Great Bend’s Alex Shremmer led all scorers with 20 points and Jackson Schulte scored a game-high 14 for the Monarchs.
TMP drops to 9-9 on the season with the loss while Great Bend improves to 6-12.
TMP travels to Stockton on Friday