The Monett Cubs triumphed 78-66 over Lamar on Saturday night in a postponed match-up. The game was supposed to have been the annual Rose homecoming game but weather disrupted the festivities and the Rose game will now be played on Friday, Feb. 19 against East Newton.
Against Lamar, the Cubs came out strong early and outscored the Tigers 22-12 to take a commanding lead. In the second half, Lamar was able to score 22 points to Monett's 19, and the Cubs led 40-34.
By the end of the third quarter, Lamar had whittled Monett's advantage to only 3 points at 55-52, but the Cubs still had plenty of gas in the tank and put up 22 points in the final stanza to match their first quarter output. The Tigers were limited to 14 points in the fourth quarter to give Monett the 78-66 victory.
"We knew going into this game that a lot of points were going to need to be scored," said Coach Ty Goetz. "The boys did a nice job of breaking the press and getting points in transition off of it."
Coach Goetz was also pleased with his team's ability to control the boards.
"This is the best rebounding game we have had all season," added Coach Goetz.
Kyle Woods recorded a double-double in the Big 8 win, scoring 21 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Kennon Cox was the squad's scoring leader with 27 points. He also contributed six rebounds.
Spenser Witt served up nine assists and scored two points while Tyler Green was credited with 10 points and five rebounds. Other standouts for Monett were: Trenton Peirce, 6 points and eight rebounds; Josh Shaner, 9 points and seven rebounds; and Devin Steward, 3 points.
In the junior varsity game, Monett also posted a decisive victory, winning that match up by a score of 64-40. Four Cubs players were in double digits with Tyler Webb scoring 13 points, Devin Steward adding 12 and Jacob Fair and Christian Wooldridge both contributing 11 points.
Others scoring for Monett were: Travis Thompson, 7 points; Jarred Witt, 6 points; and Chandler Wammack and Aaron Hall, 2 points each.