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Monarchs split with Hoisington

Published on -2/19/2014, 10:16 AM

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By NICK McQUEEN

nmcqueen@dailynews.net

Before Tuesday night at Hays Middle School, each time the Thomas More Prep-Marian boys' basketball team gave up 60 points or more (six times), the Monarchs had ended up with a loss.

But a big burst to end the first half and a balanced offensive effort was enough to end that streak as TMP collected a 74-60 win against Hoisington.

The win moves TMP to 9-7 overall and 4-1 in the Mid-Central Activities Association and wrapped up the second of four games in five days.

Juniors Kameron Schmidt and Max Megaffin scored 19 and 17 points, respectively, to lead four Monarchs in double figures.

"They made some plays," Monarch coach Joe Hertel said of his team, which has won five of its last six contests. "I am still not real pleased with the number of stops we didn't make, but overall a good win for us."

The win completed a season sweep of Hoisington (7-11, 2-3 MCAA), and now the Monarchs look to get one of their losses back with a Thurdsay game at HMS with Larned. On Jan. 7, Larned put up 78 points in a 17-point victory -- the Monarchs' worst defensive outing of the season.

"We don't think we played well down there," Hertel said. "For us to give up 78 points in a game is just obscene."

Tuesday's game was nip-tuck early, but Megaffin, Schmidt and senior Jordan Gottschalk helped boost a big scoring run in the latter half of the second quarter. Megaffin scored five, Gottschalk four and Schmidt three through the final 2 minutes, 29 seconds before halftime, and the Monarchs outscored the Cardinals 12-1 to push the lead to 14 by the break. That was the difference.

"There's no question that two and a half or three minutes right before half was really the key part of the ball game for us,"  Hertel said.

It gave the Monarchs enough of a cushion to get more reserves in on the action --  with two more games coming in the next three days.

Fourteen different Monarchs entered the books, and 10 scored as TMP pushed its lead to as much as 24 before Hoisington started to hit big shots late.

Schmidt, who made 8 of 12 from the field, was six points off his season high, and Megaffin had his second straight big outing after scoring 20 points in a win the night before at Ellinwood. Megaffin was 7 of 12 from the floor.

"Take into consideration the fact they played Kameron a shadow most of the night," Hertel said. "That's why we need to get the ball out in the open floor in transition.

"That's the best part of this offense is on the move, off the dribble."

Senior Ryan Mayorga added 10 points, while Gottschalk finished with 11, as the Monarchs shot 53 percent from the floor, and were 15 of 23 from the free throw line. Senior guard Trent Schremmer led Hoisington with 19 points -- 10 coming in the fourth quarter.

Larned is 10-7 following a Tuesday win against Ellinwood. In the last game against the Indians, Schmidt finished with 12 points and Megaffin had 10. Hertel said he is hoping his team can keep the momentum going, despite the busy week.

"We're just hoping the game will be different," Hertel said. "That's the plan, if we have any gas left in the tank."

Monarch girls fall behind early in loss

On Jan. 30, the TMP-Marian girls handed Hoisington a 50-45 loss, despite 20 and 15 points, respectively, for Cardinal standouts Jordin Greer and Rylie Koester. Tuesday's rematch was nearly an identical game for the Cardinals. However, the Monarchs struggled offensively in a 54-40 loss for TMP.

"We weren't hustling as much as we usually would,"  said TMP senior Samantha Younie, the bright spot in the Monarchs' 11th loss. "Their defense played really well, plus we just couldn't stop Greer or (Koester)."

TMP fell behind 14-11 after one quarter, but then was outscored 13-4 in the second quarter. Greer and Koester produced nine of the 13.

Younie delivered a season-high 15 points and hit 7 of 11 from the floor in the game. But Hoisington took TMP freshman guard Megan Koenigsman out of the equation. In Hoisington, Koenigsman had 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting. She finished Tuesday's game with four points and was 2 of 7 from the floor.

"We might have been a little tired," Younie said. "We just didn't have the right mentality. We can do it; we just didn't have the right mentality tonight."

Younie has been a beneficiary of teams keying on Koenigsman, and the Monarchs' guard play. She has scored at least nine points the last three games, and led the Monarchs in back-to-back nights -- both losses.

"They're really starting to close out on the guards," Younie said. "Coach McFarland juts keeps wanting us to penetrate a little more and get the ball inside -- work it in."

Junior Kaylor Gottschalk had eight points, and was 4 of 6 from the floor.

Koester led Hoisington with 23 points with the bulk at the free throw line. She hit 13 of 16 as Hoisington was 23 of 32 at the foul line.

Greer had 19 points and was 8 of 10 from the line.

TMP eyes a rematch with Larned on Thursday in a 6 p.m. start. The Monarchs fell 44-40 to the Indians in overtime on Jan. 7.

"We just have to focus on the big picture," Younie said. "We want to have a good seeding for sub-state. We have to work hard for that."

Boys

TMP 74, Hoisington 60

HOISINGTON (7-11, 2-3)

Trent Schremmer 7-14 3-5 19, Seth Owen 4-5 6-12 14, Steffan Dolecheck 6-9 1-5 11, Richter 0-1 2-4 2, Flagor 1-4 0-1 2, Wright 2-7 1-2 6, Reif 0-2 0-0 0, G. Dolechek 0-1 3-4 3, Broeder 1-4 0-0 3. Totals -- 20-46 16-31 60.

TMP-MARIAN (9-7, 4-1)

Kameron Schmidt 8-12 2-4 19, Max Megaffin 7-12 2-4 17, Ryan Mayorga 2-2 6-6 10, Jordan Gottschalk 4-9 3-6 11, Hoffman 1-2 0-0 3, Fouts 0-1 2-2 2, Schumacher 0-2 0-0 0, Vitztum 2-5 0-0 4, Schibi 0-2 0-0 0, Flax 1-2 0-0 2, Schippers 2-3 0-0 4, Romme 1-1 0-0 2, Ruder 0-0 0-1 0. Totals -- 28-53 15-23 74.

Hoisington 12 11 12 25 -- 60

TMP-Marian 17 20 16 21 -- 74

3-point goals -- Hoisington 4-10 (Schremmer 2-3, Richter 0-1, Flagor 0-2, Wright 1-2, Broeder 1-2); TMP 3-8 (Schmidt 1-2, Megaffin 1-4, Hoffman 1-1, Vitztum 0-1). Total fouls -- Hoisington 19, TMP 25. Fouled out -- S. Dolechek, Hoisington; Vitztum, TMP.

Rebounds -- Hoisington 34 (Wright 7); TMP 27 (Gottschalk 7). Turnovers -- Hoisington 18, TMP 7.

Girls

Hoisington 54, TMP 40

HOISINGTON (9-9, 2-3)

Jordin Greer 5-7 8-10 19, Rylie Koester 4-8 13-16 23, Schremmer 1-2 1-2 3, Demel 2-7 0-0 4, Smith 1-1 0-0 2, Pata 1-1 0-0 2, Jonas 0-0 1-4 1. Totals -- 14-26 23-32 54.

TMP-MARIAN (5-11, 1-4)

Samantha Younie 7-11 1-2 15, T. Younie 0-1 0-0 0, Koenigsman 2-7 0-0 4, Gottschalk 4-6 0-0 8, Pfeifer 1-5 3-3 5, Koerner 2-5 1-1 5, Zimmerman 0-0 3-4 3, Applequist 0-1 0-0 0. Totals -- 16-35 7-10 40.

Hoisington 14 13 18 9 -- 54

TMP-Marian 11 4 11 14 -- 40

3-point goals -- Hoisington 3-4 (Greer 1-1, Koester 2-3); TMP 1-4 (Koenigsman 0-1, Pfeifer 1-1, Koerner 0-2). Total fouls -- Hoisington 10, TMP 19. Fouled out -- S. Younie, TMP.

Rebounds -- Hoisington 17 (Greer 6); TMP 20 (Gottschalk 5). Turnovers -- Hoisington 11, TMP 14.

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