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TMP shoots past Great Bend girls
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HAYS — Class 3A Hays-Thomas More Prep drilled 13 3-pointers to bury the Class 5A Great Bend Panther girls from long range 84-72 in a non-league basketball game. The Panthers drop to 10-7 heading to Friday’s Western Athletic Conference showdown at Dodge City for the WAC title.
Great Bend’s Carley Brack scored 25 points and Lauren Welsch added 16 points. The Panthers converted 28 of 50 field goals for 56 percent, but the lack of a defensive game cost them a chance at victory. The Panthers were outscored 39-21 on 3-pointers.

The Monarchs converted five consecutive 3-pointers in a game-deciding 15-4 scoring run in a 31-point fourth quarter. The Monarchs made six 3-pointers the first half and seven 3-pointers the second half. Madyson Koerner led five players in double figures with 18 points. Ashlyn Pfeifer scored 17 points and Kayla Vitztum scored 16 points. Koerner made four 3-pointers and Pfeifer, Aubrey Koenigsman and Megan Koenigsman each hit a trio of 3-pointers.

GB 20 15 20 17 — 72
TMP 15 22 16 31 — 84
GB—Brack 9 4-4 25, Welsch 7 0-1 16, Dreiling 5 0-1 11, Warren 4 0-0 8, Dunekack 2 3-4 7, Kottas 2 0-0 5; Totals 29 7-10 72.
TMP—Koerner 4 2-2 18, Vitzum 5 6-7 16, Pfeifer 4 6-6 17, Megan Koenigsman 4 1-2 12, Zimmerman 5 0-0 10, Aubrey Koenigsman 3 0-0 9, Wellbrock 1 0-0 2; Totals 28 15-17 84.

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TMP 65, GREAT BEND 42
HAYS — Class 3A Hays-Thomas More Prep routed Class 5A Great Bend 65-42 in a non-league basketball game. The Panthers drop to 4-13 heading to Friday’s Western Athletic Conference game at Dodge City.
Trey Ibarra led the Panthers with 15 points. Jacob Murray and Logan Perry each scored eight points and Brayden Smith added seven points.
Jared Vitztum led TMP with 11 points and T.J. Flax added 10 points. The state-ranked Monarchs (14-3) led 33-20 at halftime fueled by a 10-2 scoring run to end the half.

GB 11 9 11 11 — 42
TMP 21 12 16 16 — 65
GB—Ibarra 15, Murray 8, Smith 7, Perry 8, Esfeld 2, Woods 2.