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Diamond Wildcats nip Monett Cubs

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fighting through the defense. Tyler Green powers up a shot for Monett over a Diamond defender during Tuesday night's game. Green finished the contest with 12 points. [Times Photo by Melissa Leech]
The Diamond Wildcats extended their eight game winning streak to nine with a 56-46 victory over the Monett Cubs.

"I thought we played well enough to win on the defensive side of the ball," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "Offensively, we couldn't buy a bucket. Diamond did a good job of disrupting our flow and forced us to take hurried shots."

Diamond improved to 16-2 overall on the season while the loss dropped Monett's record to 7-14.

The two basketball squads played to an 8-8 tie after one quarter of play. Diamond outscored Monett 15 to 12 in the second period to take a 23-20 advantage into halftime.

The Cubs shooting woes returned in the third period as the Wildcats outpaced Monett 14 to 8 to lead 34-28 heading into the fourth.

Jared Huffman led Diamond in scoring with 25 points. Kyle Herman added 12 points.

Scoring for Monett were: Tyler Green, 12; Jacob Fair, 9; Kyle Woods 8; Jarred Witt, 6; Travis Thompson, 4; Aaron Patton, 3; and Dillon Freudenthal, 2.

Monett hosts Bolivar on Friday night. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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