Trailing by 12 points at halftime, the Monett Lady Cubs basketball team (4-1) outscored the Nevada Lady Tigers 47-12 in the second half to prevail 68-45 Thursday night's contest.
"Nevada is a solid squad," said Derrek Uhl. "I thought the major difference in each half was execution. We turned the ball over too many time in the first half and failed to come up with key rebounds. In the second half, we eliminated those errors and showed our fans we have the potential to become a good team."
The Lady Cubs committed 14 turnovers against the Lady Tigers in the first half and struggled with Nevada's full-court press. Nevada outscored Monett 16-11 in the first quarter and led 33-21 at the half.
"Before the game I was a little concerned about our conditioning," added Uhl. "Nevada does a good job of subbing their players, keeping fresh bodies on the floor. By the end of the game, I thought they were more tired than we were."
The Lady Cubs opened the third quarter with a 20-2 run and outscored the Lady Tigers 25-2 in the frame. Nevada went 5:11 between third quarter baskets.
"Much of the full court defensive pressure Nevada applies is predicated off made baskets," said Uhl. "Not allowing them to score and keeping them off the boards really took them out of their comfort zone."
Monett was led in scoring by Hunter Glouse with 28 points. Madison Carlin poured in 20 points. Danielle Neill and Jenny Frazier chipped in 6 points each. Amanda McKinney scored 4 points. Dedre Beckett finished with 3 points.
Monett will host Neosho on Monday at 6 p.m.