The Monett Lady Cubs took 11th place but the Monett boys fell in the 17th place game as the Neosho basketball tournament wrapped up last Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday the Lady Cubs, tied with McDonald County 11-11 at the half, were outscored 24-0 in the third quarter and went on to lose 42-15.
Scoring for Monett were Madison Carlin with 5 points, Jenny Frazier with 4 points and Hunter Glouse, Amanda McKinney and Dedre Beckett with 2 points each.
Monett grabbed a 17-5 first quarter lead enroute to beating Morrilton (Ark.) 53-44 in the 11th place game on Thursday.
"We had a letdown in the second half of the McDonald County game," said Monett Coach Derrek Uhl. "Other than that, I think we had a good tournament. I was proud of how we came back the next day against Morrilton.
"We also had good representation in the three-point contest with Hunter Glouse advancing to the finals," Uhl said.
Scoring for Monett against Morrilton were Frazier with 16 points, Glouse with 13 points, Carlin with 10 points, Aubrey Lemaster with 6 points, McKinney with 5 points and Beckett with 3 points.
Monett raced to a 21-9 first quarter lead on the way to defeating Diamond 63-44 on Wednesday.
"We played with a lot more energy both offensively and defensively," said Monett Coach Ty Goetz. "We attacked the basket more than we have in the past."
Scoring for the Cubs were Tyler Green with 16 points, Kyle Woods with 14 points, Josh Shaner, Kyle Woods and Trenton Pierce with 8 points each, Devin Steward with 5 points and Spenser Witt and Jacob Fair with 2 points each.
In the 17th place contest, Monett rallied against Bentonville, Ark., in the fourth quarter but could not convert free throws down the stretch and lost 51-47.
The Cubs trailed 17-8 after the first period but rallied to tie the game at 45-45 with two minutes to go. Bentonville took advantage of poor free throw shooting by the Cubs to get the win.
"Their pressure defensively in the first quarter really hurt us," Goetz said. "We switched to zone in the second quarter to help us get back into the game."
Cox led Monett in scoring with 18 points. Also scoring for the Cubs were Green with 8 points, Pierce and Woods with 5 points each, Fair with 4 points, Steward with 3 points and Shaner and Jarred Witt with 2 points each.
Woods led the team in rebounds with seven. Fair had two steals.