The Monett Cubs fell 68-57 to East Newton in Friday night basketball action.
Monett was tied with the Patriots at 12 at the conclusion of the first quarter but a huge second period propelled East Newton to a 37-21 halftime lead.
Kyle Woods led Monett in scoring with 24 points. Also scoring for the Cubs were: Tyler Green, 17 points; Devin Steward, 5 points; Chris Eimer and Jacob Fair, 3 points apiece; Jarred Witt and Trenton Pierce, 2 points each; and Christian Wooldridge, 1 point.
The Cubs begin in district playoff action in Monett on Tuesday against McDonald County. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.