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Quick start helps carry Monett to homecoming win over Tigers

Monday, January 30, 2012

Giving his team a lift. Monett's Aaron Patton came off the bench to score 11 points in the Cubs' 73-62 homecoming victory over Lamar Friday night. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
An 8-0 run to open the game spurred the Monett Cubs on to a 73-62 victory over Lamar Friday night and thrilled the large homecoming crowd.

"I thought we struggled to start our last couple of games with emotion and energy," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "Tonight, we show the effort that I have wanted all season long. The boys played really well and attacked the basket all night long."

Tyler Green's layup 90 seconds into the game, followed by a Kyle Woods' jumper and a Jacob Fair trey, helped the Cubs build an 8-0 lead. Monett extended that advantage to 13-2 before Lamar settled into any type of rhythm.

A step ahead. Jarred Witt darts into the lane to score 2 points as Monett secured a 73-62 victory to delight the large homecoming crowd Friday night. The Cubs host Diamond Tuesday night. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
After one quarter of play, the Cubs led 18-14.

"We did a good job of causing havoc on the defensive end," said Goetz. "Lamar loves to throw the ball over the top into the low post. We were able to pick up four or five turnovers defending that entry pass. We had a good week of practice, and it showed on the court tonight."

The Cubs extended their advantage to 40-27 by halftime, outscoring the Tigers 22-13 in the second quarter. By the beginning of the fourth period, Monett was up 57-40.

Drew Buckner led Lamar in scoring with 20 points. Josh Garfield added 12 points.

Scoring for Monett were: Woods, 25; Tyler Webb, 13; Aaron Patton, 11, Green, 10; Fair, 6; Jarred Witt, 5; and Travis Thompson, 3.

The Cubs host Diamond on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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