The Lady Cubs entered the contest a day after playing arguably their best half of basketball all season against Neosho, hoping to establish some team continuity. Monett also welcomed back Hunter Glouse who suffered an ACL injury earlier in the year.
Cassville opened the game with an 8-0 run to stun Monett, but the Lady Cubs regrouped and trailed 10-5 at the end of the first quarter. Raigan Ratliff opened the second period with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to two but Cassville's trio of Emily Speakman, Kennadi Howard and Jaime Everett combined for 21 straight points in the second and third periods, fueled in part by eight consecutive Lady Cubs' turnovers.
Scoring for Monett were: Faith Schmidt and Ratliff, 6; Cheryl Barnes and Kelsey Wiseman, 3; and Brooke Madison and Jessica Harper, 2.
Monett finished play with Carl Junction this morning at 9 a.m. No game report was available at press time.
The Monett boys fell 64-45 to Parkview on Thursday afternoon in the Neosho Holiday Tournament.
Monett got off to sluggish start and trailed 16-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Cubs picked up their intensity, but could only play the bigger Viking squad to a 12-12 stalemate and trailed 28-21 at the half.
Scoring for Monett were: Tyler Green, 17; Kyle Woods, 9; Dillon Freudenthal and Jarred Witt, 5 each; Jacob Fair, 4; Tyler Webb, 3; and Travis Thompson, 2.
Monett plays Kansas City Ruskin at 1:30 p.m. today to conclude play in the Neosho Holiday Tournament at Crowder College.