"Cassville did a good job of getting into the paint and finishing," said Monett Cubs coach Derrek Uhl. "I told the girls that we are getting better. It may not feel like it right now, but we are."
The Lady Wildcats' Jaime Everett and Emily Speakman combined for the game's first 7 points before Monett's Hunter Glouse sank two free throws at the 4:16 mark of the first quarter to put the Lady Cubs on the board.
Cassville led 12-4 after one quarter of play.
The Lady Wildcats continued attacking in the second period Kennadi Howard scored twice in transition and dished out an assist to Raeghan Blisard that forced Monett to take a timeout to regroup.
Monett responded with a trey by Glouse and a basket by Allie Krueger. Missed shots and a pesky Cassville defense limited Monett's ability to gain traction.
Cassville took a 23-12 advantage into halftime and led 33-16 after three quarters of play.
Both schools set aside rivalry and wore pink in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer awareness. The Lady Cubs raised $1,251 to help fight the disease.
Scoring for Cassville were: Howard, 14; Speakman, 13; Everett, 10; and Blisard, 9.
Scoring for Monett were: Glouse, 10; Brooke Madison, 5; Krueger, 4; Jessica Schmidt, 4; and Cheryl Barnes, 2.
Monett travels to Seneca Thursday night for a varsity-only game. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.