The Monett Cubs suffered a 62-47 loss at home Friday night to East Newton.
Monett stayed close in the first quarter, trailing by only 3 points at 16-13. By halftime, the Patriots' lead has increased to 30-23. In the last two quarters, the Cubs were outscored 32-24.
"We shot the ball very poorly tonight," said Coach Ty Goetz. "When you shoot 22 percent from the field, you're not going to beat many teams."
Kennon Cox led Monett with 16 points followed by Tyler Green with 12. Others adding to Monett's point total were: Kyle Woods 9; Devin Steward 9; and Jarred Witt 1.
Friday night's game marked the end of Monett's regular season schedule. The Cubs closed out the 2009-10 season with a 4-3 Big 8 Conference mark and an overall record of 8-18.
The Cubs will open district play on Tuesday night at Republic High School when they face Cassville at 7:30 p.m.
In the jayvee contest, Monett easily defeated the Patriots 54-35.
Cub scorers were: Tyler Webb 14; Travis Thompson 9; Caleb Blue 7; Chandler Wammack 6; Devin Steward 5; Christian Wooldridge 5; Aaron Patton 3; Aaron Hall 3; and Jacob Fair 2.
Purdy boys down Exeter
Landon Terry poured in 25 points as the Purdy Eagles outdistanced Exeter 69-57 for their fifth Ozark 7 victory of the season.
Exeter established an early lead of 21-17 at the end of the first quarter before Purdy roared back to take a 37-34 lead into the half-time locker room. In the second half, the Eagles took control of the game, outscoring the Tiger 32-23 to pull away for the 69-57 win.
In addition to Terry's 25 points, Purdy scorers included Devon Bennett with 10, Drew Williams and Riley Veith with 9 each, Cody Hall and Kevin Miller with 6 each and TJ Farris with 4.
Exeter was paced by Justin Brattin's 20 points.
The Purdy boys will travel to Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday.
Pierce City boys fall to Miller
Despite a second half rally, the Pierce City Eagles were unable to overcome a 28-19 half-time deficit and lost to Miller 49-44.
Derek Turner led the Eagles with 17 points. Other Pierce City scorers were: Wyane Joe Sooter 9; Cedric O'Hara 8; Robert Baldwin 6; Chance Chapman 2; and Zach Crouch 2.