STOCKTON – The TMP boys and girls basketball teams returned to MCL play Friday night on the road in Stockton and both teams were able to pick up convincing wins.
TMP 58, Stockton 46
After a tight first quarter the TMP lady Monarchs outscored Stockton 23-5 in the second quarter on their way to the 58-46 win Friday in Stockton.
Rose McFarland postgame interview
TMP opened the game on a 6-2 run but Stockton came back to tie the game at six and a back-and-forth first quarter ended in a 12-12 tie.
In the second quarter the Monarchs really ratcheted up the pressure, forcing Stockton into 12 turnovers as they put together a 23-5 run to go up 35-17 late in the quarter.
After leading 35-22 at the break the Monarchs Emily Schippers scored 11 straight to start the second half helping the Monarchs build a 24-point lead at 46-22.
The Monarchs extended their lead in the fourth quarter to 26 at 53-27 before coach Rose McFarland emptied her bench, allowing the younger girls to play much of the fourth quarter. That also allowed Stockton to close the deficit to just 12 at end of the game as TMP earned the 58-46 win.
Schippers lead three Monarchs in double-figures with 17. Jillian Lowe finished with 12 points and Kyleigh Allen added 11. Olivia Dix led Stockton with 16 off the bench.
TMP improves to 14-4 and 8-0 in the MCL while Stockton drops to 7-12 and 1-8 in the league.
TMP 52, Stockton 34
After a slow start the TMP boys offense came alive in the second half on their way to a 52-34 win Friday in Stockton.
Bill Meagher postgame interview
Stockton opened the game on a 7-0 run and led by nine twice in the first quarter before the Monarchs cut the lead to three after one 14-11.
After falling down by six to open the second quarter TMP was able to pull within two at 21-19 with just over a minute and a half to play.
Down two Jared Mayers tied the ball game at 21 with 1:00 to play in the half and then the Monarchs Jackson Schulte poured in two straight field goals to five the Monarchs a 25-21 lead, one they would not relinquish.
One minute into the second half TMP’s Jack Johnson’s tip-in sparked a 13-0 run to give the Monarchs their largest lead up to that point at 19 at 38-21. During the run Lucas Lang connected on back-to-back three’s and Schulte added a third in-a-row.
TMP’s largest build an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter and go on to win by 18 at 52-34.
Nine different players scored for the Monarchs led by the nine each of Ryan Karlin and Jackson Schulte.
Stockton’s Brady Beougher finished with a game-high 19.
TMP improves to 10-9 and 5-3 in the MCL while Stockton falls to 6-13 and 2-6.
The Monarchs host Plainville on Tuesday.