Moving to 2-1 after a loss to Class 5A top-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas, the Thomas More Prep-Marian girls’ basketball team finished fourth to open the year in the Gerald Mitchell Hays City Shootout.

The Monarchs finished Saturday wth a 66-29 win against Olathe North at Hays Middle School, using a big run in the second quarter to take a 31-18 lead at halftime.

Then, TMP used a big third-quarter burst to pull away, leading 50-22 to start the final stanza.

The Monarchs placed four in double figures, led by 12 points for Kayla Vitztum and Aubrey Koenigsman.

The Monarchs will take on MCL foe and perennial power Hill City on Friday at Al Billinger Fieldhouse.