Monett trailed 20-18 at the end of the first quarter but used a 16-9 run in the second to lead 34-29 at halftime. Carthage would cut the gap to 47-44 at the end of the third quarter.
The Lady Cubs were led in scoring by Hunter Glouse with 19 points. Jenny Frazier pitched in 12 points. Madison Carlin added 11 points. Danielle Neill scored 7 points. Raigan Ratliff chipped in 6 points. Amanda McKinney finished with 8 points. Dedre Beckett contributed 2 points.
Monett will be in action on Monday in the Neosho Holiday Tournament against Springdale, Ark., at 9 a.m.
Editor's note: A Lady Cubs' win means they will play Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. If they lose, the Lady Cubs will play at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. All games are in Neosho.