For 31 of 32 minutes in the Saturday game, the Monett Lady Cubs (2-1) trailed the Lady Indians of Seneca. A 3-pointer by Hunter Glouse with 45 seconds left in the game gave the Lady Cubs 45-43 win over Seneca.
"I am really proud of the way we played as a team and came back against a quality conference opponent," said Monett Head Coach Derrek Uhl. "We are playing good defense right now and did a much better job on the boards against Seneca."
The Lady Indians led 28-23 at halftime and held a two point lead with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Cubs tied the game at 40 on a Madison Carlin steal and layup. Seneca retook the lead at 1:09 on a freethrow by Victoria Foley making the score 42-43.
On Monett's next possession Amanda Mckinney penetrated the defense and passed it out to Glouse who sank a three pointer with :45 left to play.
Monett's scoring leader was Glouse with 17 points. Carlin finished with 15 points. McKinney added 9 points. Jenny Frazier and Dedre Beckett each had 2 points
The Monett Lady Cubs play Monday, Dec. 6 at Buffalo.
The Monett Cubs basketball team fell 68-56 to the Neosho Wildcats Saturday in the consolation game of the Carthage Invitational.
"Overall, I thought we played a little better than the first two games of the tournament," said Monett Head Coach Ty Goetz. "Defensively we were able to make Neosho turn the ball over 23 times. I also thought we did a much better job in transition today. We were able to get a lot of buckets by running the floor. We still have to do a better job of taking care of the ball in our half-court offense."
Kyle Woods led Monett statistically with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Trenton Pierce added 12 points and 4 rebounds. Chris Eimer chipped in 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals, Tyler Green contributed 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, Jarred Witt added 5 points and 4 assists. Travis Thompson tossed in 2 points and 2 steals. Christian Wooldridge scored 1 point.
"We were able to stay within two for most of the third quarter," said Goetz. "We just had some empty offensive possessions, and they were able to hit 2 three's to end the quarter up by eight.
The tournament gave us a look at what we need to improve on going into the rest of the season. I still think we can be a very competitive team with a little more work."
The Monett Cubs fell 51-46 to the McDonald County Mustangs last Thursday night.
"I thought our effort was better tonight," said Goetz. "We rebounded better and were more physical. We struggled with execution, especially on the offensive end. We had way too many empty possessions."
Kyle Woods led Monett in scoring with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. Tyler Green added 9 points and 4 rebounds. Trenton Peirce chipped in 7 points and 1 rebound. Tyler Webb scored 6 points. Jarred Witt contributed 4 points and 2 assists. Chris Eimer posted 3 points.
The basketball Cubs will host Stockton Tuesday Dec. 7.
A special thanks you to Coach Uhl and Goetz for the statistics and play by play.