Monarchs Roll By Bryan in Near Flawless Game

Monarchs get their tenth win of the season against Bryan 74-39

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Alena Meyer

Sophomore guard Keegan Hylok shoots a three against Bryan Tuesday night. Every Monarch got to play in this 35 point win

Anthony Rubek, Staff Writer

Every teams goal before a game is to play it to the best of their teams ability. They want to play as good on offense as they do on defense, and most importantly, to get a win. The Monarchs did all three of those Tuesday night in a performance that screamed perfection. 

The Monarchs rolled past the Bryan Bears 74-39 to win their tenth game of the season. Junior guard Joey Hylok led the team with 18 points. 

It was a very well executed game by the Monarchs as they shot 48% from the field. They also out rebounded Bryan 40-23 and beat them in assists 12-0. 

“We shared the ball well,” senior center Preston Kellogg said. “No one was taking too many shots and everyone was getting their shots up.” 

After a first quarter in which the Monarchs were ahead 19-13, their defense came up strong holding Bryan to just four points in the second quarter. They went into the locker room with a 38-17 lead after sophomore forward Kyle Ingwerson’s put back layup with five seconds left in the quarter. 

“We had advantages with our size and length,” senior guard Owen McLaughlin said. “We scouted their shooters and played smart.” 

This lockdown defense continued into the third quarter as the Monarchs held the Bears to under ten points again. They were also successful on the offensive side where they scored 22 points in the third. 

“We moved the ball very well,” McLaughlin said. “We also shot the ball and finished well.” 

With the Monarchs up big, the fourth quarter was heavily influenced by the student section. They had acts ranging from trying to get senior forward Matt Adamek to dunk and getting freshman guard Ben Boudreau to check in for the final two minutes after an abundance of “We Want Ben” chants. Every varsity playing got to play in this 35 point win. 

It’s really fun cause they go against us all practice, Kellogg said. “They earned it.” 

The Monarchs take on the Gretna Dragons this Friday in the annual Color of Hope game. It’s safe to say that they hope to have a game as perfect as they did against Bryan.