Hutch-Trinity girls 53, TMP 37
The Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic Lady Celtics used a 9-0 run to end the first quarter and open the second quarter to build an eight-point with 5:45 to play in the first and they would never trail again on their way to a 53-37 win Thursday at Al Billinger Fieldhouse.
Rose McFarland postgame
The Monarchs opened the game with back-to-back threes from Jillian Lowe and Adell Riedel to go up 6-0 but the Celtics answered with a pair of threes of their own to tie the game at six. The two teams were tied two more times in the first quarter, including at 13-13 before the Celtics put together that 9-0 run.
In the second quarter Hutchinson-Trinity built a double-digit lead with 4:20 to play in the second before leading 29-19.
The Celtics opened the second half on a 6-0 run and outscored the Monarchs by 12 in the third quarter as they built on their double-digit lead on their way to the 53-37 win.
On Senior night Emily Schippers collected 12 points to lead the Monarchs and Trinity’s Olivia Shank lead all scorers with 22.
The loss ends the Monarchs’ eight-game win streak and drops them to 15-5 on the season. They will host Hoisington on Monday at 7 p.m.
Hutch-Trinity boys 74, TMP 54
The Hutch-Trinity boys opened the game on a 14-2 run and Kaleb Hammeke poured in a new season-high 32 points to lead the Celtics passed the TMP boys 74-54 Thursday at Al Billinger Fieldhouse.
Bill Meagher postgame
After jumping out to the 12-point first quarter lead Trinity went up by 15, at 22-7 with just under two minutes to play but TMP was able to cut the deficit to eight at the end of one when Ryan Stoecklein came off the bench and hit three straight threes.
Stoecklein, who missed much of the season with an ankle injury would re-injure it late in the first quarter and not return to the game.
The Celtics were able to build their lead back up to 12 on two separate occasions in the second quarter but the Monarchs never went away and a Jackson Schulte three-pointer coupled with a Ryan Karlin fast break bucket cut the Trinity lead to 36-30.
But every time the Monarchs made a run the Celtics had an answer. This time they outscored the Monarchs 16-2 over a five-minute stretch of the second and third quarters to go up 52-32.
A lead the Monarchs could never overcome as they fall 74-54.
Kaleb Hammeke, who committed to Fort Hays State this week, lead all scorers with 32 points and his brother Lucas added 17.
The Monarchs were led by Ryan Karlin who finished with 12 points. Fellow senior Jack Johnson finished with seven points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
TMP drops to 10-11 on the season and will host Lyons in the first round of sub-state Tuesday.