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Lady Cubs roll past Carl Junction

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Monett Lady Cubs (10-4) avenged an early season defeat to Carl Junction with a resounding 59-42 over the Lady Bulldogs Monday night to open Big 8 Conference play.

The Lady Cubs trailed 12-11 after one quarter of play. Monett battled back in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 16-12 to take a 27-24 lead at halftime.

"We played good team basketball," said Monett Head Coach Derrek Uhl. "This was a great way to start conference play. We are playing with a lot of confidence at the right time."

Monett extended the halftime advantage to 11 points in the third quarter and led 45-34 heading into the fourth period. Carl Junction would make one more push, cutting the Lady Cubs lead to 46-42 with four minutes to play. But the Lady Cubs tightened up their defense and didn't allow the Lady Bulldogs another basket.The Lady Cubs ripped off 13 consecutive points in the final four minutes, providing the final margin of victory. Monett finished with a sizzling 18 of 20 from the charity stripe.

Hunter Glouse paced the Lady Cubs with 20 points. Madison Carlin added 18 points. Amanda McKinney finished with 11 points and dished out seven assists. Jenny Frazier tallied 6 points and snagged 10 rebounds, and Dedre Beckett contributed 4 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

The Lady Cubs continue Big 8 Conference play Thursday night when they host Aurora. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Junior varsity

The Monett JV squad fell 29-17 to Carl Junction Monday night.

Scoring for the JV Lady Cubs were Anna Cloud, 6; Caroline McKinney, 4; Raigan Ratliff, Nicollette Fellwock, and Jessica Harper, 2 points apiece; and Cheryl Barnes,1.

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