HOISINGTON — The Thomas More Prep-Marian girls basketball team saw a successful season come to a close with a 51-48 loss to Russell in Thursday’s Class 3A sub-state semifinal in Hoisington.

Russell overtook the Monarchs down the stetch, advancing to the sub-state final to take on Norton at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Hoisington.

The Monarchs, who earned another Mid-Continent League championship this season, finished the year 16-6. It was the final game for TMP seniors Emily Schippers and Jillian Lowe.

Russell moved to 18-4 on the season. Norton (20-2) advanced to the final with a 55-23 win over Southeast-Saline.