PHOTOS: TMP outlasts Smith Center in three sets

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In a classic MCL matchup, Thomas More Prep came back to defeat Smith Center in three sets Tuesday night.

TMP-Marian defeated Smith Center 25-22, 12-25, 28-26 in a Mid-Continent League matchup on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. (Photo: Everett Royer, www.ksportsimages.com)

The Monarchs came out strong, taking the first set 25-22, before Smith Center responded in a big way, winning the second set by 13 points, 25-12.

The third set saw Smith Center take an early 5 points lead before TMP took 11 of the next 16 points to go up 16-15. Smith Center retook the lead, but failed to get a point on a pair of match-points as TMP sent it to extra time, where the Monarchs ended up with a 28-26 3rd set win to take the match.

The win marks the 9th in a row for TMP as they improve to 18-5 on the season. Smith Center fell for the first time this season after an unbeaten start propelled them to the #2 spot in the most recent KVA Rankings for Class 2A.


TMP-Marian defeated Smith Center 25-22, 12-25, 28-26 in a Mid-Continent League matchup on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. (Photo: Everett Royer, www.ksportsimages.com)