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Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Kansas State braces for Mountaineers' full-court press -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Salina Central outlasts Hays High -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Tigers' Lehman earns seventh MIAA honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

FHSU's Samac earns MIAA men's honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

KBCA rankings, Feb. 9 -2/9/2015, 1:47 PM

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At KU, Smith played on scout team -2/9/2015, 10:16 AM

North Carolina coaching icon Dean Smith dies at 83 -2/8/2015, 5:19 PM

Wichita State easily beats weakened Missouri State -2/8/2015, 4:52 PM

FHSU men hold off Hornets -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

TMP's Rhoades third in Phillipsburg -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

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Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

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Panthers oust TMP girls

Published on -3/5/2014, 3:50 PM

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By AUSTIN COLBERT

acolbert@dailynews.net

PHILLIPSBURG --  The Thomas More Prep-Marian girls' basketball team has developed the reputation of being fighters this season, of being able to stay in a ball game no matter how far they fall behind.

And it's for this reason Phillipsburg High School coach Rachel Miller put an emphasis on getting off to a good start when her Panthers hosted TMP on Tuesday in the first round of their Class 3A sub-state.

"We talked about how important it was to kind of set the tone and make a statement early," Miller said. "Knowing that, I've been watching them in their previous games and they don't go away. They keep battling back. They are not quitters."

The Panther players received the message, scoring the first six points of the game en route to a 15-4 lead late in the first quarter. As expected, the eighth-seeded Monarchs made their share of runs but the early deficit proved too much to overcome in their 70-43 loss at Phillipsburg High School.

Phillipsburg also defeated TMP 47-32 on Dec. 17 in Phillipsburg.

The Monarchs' season ends with a 7-14 record. Phillipsburg (16-5), the top seed, advances to play Lyons (13-8) on Friday in Hoisington. Lyons defeated Beloit 64-50 on Tuesday.

"I think the youth kind of showed a little bit tonight," TMP coach Rose McFarland said. "It looked like they were a little nervous going up against Phillipsburg and they took it to us. I thought they did a nice job against us. I don't think we got a very good start. That kind of hurt us."

The Monarchs were able to regroup from their early deficit to get as close as 16-11 early in the second quarter. Phillipsburg pushed its lead back to 13 points before a 7-1 Monarch run toward the end of the half made it 32-25.

Four points in the final 16.4 seconds by the Panthers gave them a 36-25 lead at halftime.

Phillipsburg senior Mattison Dusin did most of the early damage. She had 12 points by the break and finished with a game-high 21 on 7 of 8 shooting, including 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.

"My worst fear was that we were going to foul her and I think we did that several times," McFarland said. "Right toward the end of the first half we were making a run. I thought we were really closing in and then we had a couple of turnovers, or a turnover and a foul. Then they'd go to the foul line and make their free throws. It just seemed like every time we started on a run they had an answer for us."

Another 6-0 run to begin the second half pushed the Panthers' lead to 17 points before TMP understood what had happened. The Monarchs would get no closer than 12 points at 51-39 late in the third quarter.

Phillipsburg outscored TMP 15-4 in the fourth.

"The girls were ready to go out and play hard defensively and I think that is really kind of what set the tone," Miller said. "But TMP was never out of it until the fourth quarter. They kept battling and battling. I think they kept it around that 10-point mark, which you are never really comfortable with as a coach."

Freshman Megan Koenigsman led TMP with 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting, while fellow freshman Madyson Koerner had 13.

And it's these two freshmen that have McFarland so optimistic about the future. The Monarchs lose only one senior in Samantha Younie from a team that frequently played nothing but freshmen and sophomores.

"We have some good, young players. I just thought they really improved a lot this year," McFarland said. "We are going to look at how they continue to improve and hopefully they put in some time over the summer. We are going to remember that score and come back next year and try to make a difference."

Phillipsburg 70, TMP 43

TMP (7-14)

Megan Koenigsman 8-12 3-4 20, Madyson Koerner 4-14 2-5 13, Zimmerman 2-4 1-2 5, Gottschalk 1-2 0-0 2, S. Younie 1-3 0-2 2, Wellbrock 0-2 1-2 1, Applequist 0-0 0-1 0, Veach 0-1 0-0 0, Pfeifer 0-4 0-0 0, T. Younie 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-44 7-16 43.

PHILLIPSBURG (16-5)

Mattison Dusin 7-8 7-8 21, Mindy Gower 5-10 2-3 12, Katelyn Swanson 3-7 4-4 10, Madysen Frantz 3-9 4-4 10, S. Wilkison 2-4 0-1 6, Bartels 2-4 1-2 5, D. Wilkison 1-6 1-2 3, Hoover 1-1 0-0 2, Keeten 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 24-50 20-26 43.

TMP 9 16 14 4 -- 43

Phillipsburg 16 20 19 15 --  70

3-point goals -- TMP 4-14 (Koerner 3), Phillipsburg 2-11 (D. Wilkison 2). Rebounds -- TMP 18, Phillipsburg 30. Turnovers -- TMP 27, Phillipsburg 18. Fouls --  TMP 20, Phillipsburg 14. Fouled out -- none.

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