WaKEENEY — The Thomas More Prep-Marian girls’ basketball team got 29 points from Kayla Vitztum, leading the Monarchs to a 59-32 victory Tuesday night in MCL action against Trego Community High School.
Vitztum had 23 of the Monarchs’ 33 points as the Monarchs led by 10 at halftime, then pulled away a little bit further to move their record to 8-1 and 4-0 in MCL play as the No. 6 ranked team in the latest KBCA rankings.
TMP had a 7-0 run in the second quarter to lead by 11, but Trego’s Gracie Pfannenstiel kept Trego (6-2, 1-1) close with nine first-half points.
It was the eighth win in a row for TMP, which plays host to Smith Center on Friday.
Vitztum was the only Monarch in double digits. Jillian Lowe recorded nine points for the Monarchs, who outscored the Golden Eagles 15-5 in the third quarter and 11-4 in the fourth. Pfannenstiel, after having nine in the first half, was scoreless in the second, and led Trego with nine.
TMP boys 57, Trego 43
In a defensive battle, 11 points from David McFarland to lead the way for TMP was a big difference. TMP led by 20-plus at one point in the third quarter before the host Golden Eagles attempted a comeback.
The Monarchs won their seventh straight game and improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in MCL play. Trego dropped to 2-6 and 0-2 in league play, despite 17 points for Keagan Shubert.
McFarland was the only player in double figures for TMP. Creighton Renz collected nine points in a balanced effort as eight Monarchs scored — all at least four points.