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Monett basketball sweeps Seneca Indians

Monday, February 14, 2011

This is going to hurt. Monett's Amanda McKinney puts up a shot between Seneca defenders. Monett faces Mt. Vernon tonight for control of the Big 8 Conference title race. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]

Friday night proved to be a very productive evening for the Monett Cubs and Lady Cubs as they each defeated Seneca.

Monett's Jacob Fair helped the Cubs record a 51-42 victory with a barrage of 3-point baskets.

Monett trailed the Indians 10-5 at the end of the first quarter and was down seven points when Fair scored 10 consecutive points including three 3-pointers to give the Cubs the lead for good.

Going out winners. On Friday, the Monett Cubs basketball team recognized its senior players. Pictured above, from left, are: Coach Ty Goetz, Devin Steward, Chris Eimer, Trenton Pierce, Christian Wooldridge and Giovanni Foglia. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
"He's a very capable shooter," said Monett Head Coach Ty Goetz about Fair. "He's as close to automatic as you can get when he has an open shot."

Monett outscored Seneca 18-10 in the second period to take a 23-20 lead into halftime.

"We struggled to hit shots early," said Goetz. "I really wasn't concerned because we were getting good looks and I knew we would start hitting them. Our defense in the second half was really good and we were able to slow Seneca down."

Monett was led in scoring by Fair with 15 points. Also scoring for the Cubs were: Kyle Woods and Tyler Green, 10 points each; Devin Steward, 4 points; Christian Wooldridge, 5 points; Chris Eimer, 3 points; and Jarred Witt and Trenton Pierce, 2 points apiece.

Monett Girls

The Monett Lady Cubs overcame a slow start to pick up a 46-35 win over Seneca Friday night.

"I thought our defense played well in the first half," said Monett Head Coach Derrek Uhl. "We had some struggles early on with our offense. We also dealt with some foul trouble, but recovered in time to win the game."

Monett led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter and 19-9 at halftime.

"Seneca is a real scrappy team," said Uhl. "They did not give us anything easy, It sets the stage for Monday."

The Lady Cubs were led in scoring by Jenny Frazier with 16 points. Also contributing for Monett were: Hunter Glouse, 12 points; Madison Carlin, 11 points; Dedre Beckett, 4 points; and Amanda McKinney, 3 points.

The Cubs will be in action Tuesday night at Cassville. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

The Lady Cubs host Mt. Vernon tonight, with the winner will all but clinching the Big 8 Conference title. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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