In area girls basketball games last night, Monett was defeated but Pierce City and Purdy came away with victories.
Despite a fourth quarter rally, the Lady Cubs of Monett could not negate disastrous second and third periods and lost a non-conference game to the Nevada Lady Tigers 65-58 at Nevada.
Monett fell to 0-3 on the year.
"We got ourselves in a big hole, trailing by 18 points on a couple of occasions," said MHS Coach Derrek Uhl. "We battled back, though, and that was good to see.
"We also shot the ball well from the free throw line and we got there a lot, making 20 of 26 shots, which was a big improvement."
Each team scored 13 points in the first stanza. Monett was then outscored 34-16 in the middle two quarters, and that proved to be the difference. The Lady Cubs came back in the final period to outscored Nevada 29-18 but it wasn't enough.
Hunter Glouse led the Lady Cubs in scoring with 19 points. Madison Carlin was also in double figures with 18 points.
Other players scoring for Monet were Dedre Beckett with 8 points, Amanda McKinney with 6 points, Aubrey Lemaster with 4 points and Jenny Frazier with 3 points.
Glouse led the team in rebounds with nine. Carlin had three steals. McKinney, Frazier and Lemaster each had four assists.
Monett also lost the preliminary game to the Navada jayvees 51-25.
Scoring for the junior varsity Lady Cubs were Raigan Ratliff with 9 points, Caroline McKinney with 6 points, Anna Cloud and Jessica Harper with 4 points each and Jessica Schmidt with 2 points.
Monett plays tonight at home versus Buffalo in a non-league contest.
The Pierce City Lady Eagles raced to an 18-2 first quarter advantage enroute to beating Lamar 58-23.
Kaelyn Osborn tallied 20 points for Pierce City. Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Megan Golubski with 12 points, Rachel Miller with 9 points, Abby Ashley with 8 points, Faith Strong with 3 points and Becca Hatfield, Krishna Merriman and Emily Ashley with 2 points each.
Purdy grabbed a 24-11 first quarter lead on the way to defeating Central 71-39.
Scoring for the Lady Eagles were Shelby White with 21 points, Audrey Patton with 18 points, Addy Roller with 16 points, Brooke Swadley with 11 points, Chelsea Mareth and Mattie White with 2 points each and Shelby Scott with 1 point.