WaKEENEY — The Thomas More Prep-Marian girls dropped a 63-48 decision to top-seeded Trego in Monday’s Mid-Continent League Tournament first-round game.

Lili Shubert poured in 27 points for the Golden Eagles, who advanced to meet Smith Center in Friday’s 3 p.m. semifinal in Plainville.

Kyleigh Allen led TMP with 13 points and was joined in double figures by Sophia Balthazor (12), Emillee Lane (1o) and Megan Hamel (10).

The Monarchs will play Ellis on Thursday at the Stockton Grade School. Ellis fell 59-48 to Smith Center on Monday.

Phillpsburg took a 61-49 win over Oakley on Monday while Hoxie won its first-round game with Norton 49-43. Phillipsburg will play Hoxie in Plainville in the semifinals Friday.

The TMP boys were in action on Tuesday night against Trego in the first round of the MCL tourney. Check hdnews.net and Thursday's print edition for a recap.