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Monett takes down McDonald County in OT

Monday, December 10, 2012

Photo courtesy of Amanda McKinney Going up strong. Aaron Patton fights through two McDonald County defenders during the Cubs 51-46 overtime victory over the Mustangs on Dec. 7.
With nine seconds remaining in the game and trailing McDonald County 44-41 the Monett Cubs basketball team turned to its senior leader Kyle Woods for help.

Woods responded with a 3-pointer from the right wing as time expired to force overtime and help Monett (1-3) earn a 51-46 victory on Dec. 7.

"Kyle is a great player," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "Sometimes he struggles to stay under control, but he has the ability to go hit a big shot when we need it."

Photo courtesy of Amanda McKinney Concentrate. The Monett Cubs freshman, JV and varsity basketball teams earned victories over McDonald County on Dec. 7. Above, Monett senior Cooper Caldwell scores 2 points for the Cubs.
Monett erased a 6-point deficit in the last 2:03 of the game to force the extra session.

Aaron Patton hit a free throw with 1:15 to pull the Cubs within five.

Woods hit a driving layup with 46 seconds to help Monett inch closer.

With 18 seconds left, Monett's pressure defense forced the Mustangs (1-1) to throw the ball away to set up Woods' shot.

The Cubs' defense forced three McDonald County turnovers in the final 46 seconds and held the Mustangs without a field goal over the last 3:48 of regulation.

The Cubs carried the momentum into the extra four minutes of overtime as seniors Caleb Blue and Woods staked Monett to its first lead since the third period with back-to-back buckets.

Monett outscored the Mustangs 7-2 in the extra frame to secure victory.

The Cubs started the game red-hot leading 14-4 after one quarter of play.

McDonald County battled back in the next two periods, and outscored the Cubs 32-22.

"We will always take a win," said Goetz. "I don't care how we do it. I like the way we started the game. We need to play with that kind of effort every day."

Scoring for McDonald County: Drew Fickle, 16 points; Josh Serr, 9; Tyler Sherwood, 8; Pablo Alvarez, 6; Jake Wood, 4; and Tyrell Lett, 3.

Scoring for Monett: Woods, 23 points; Arron Patton, 9: Zach Hammond and Blue, 6 apiece; Sean Rosebaugh, 4; Chad Swanson, 2; and Elijah George, 1.

Monett will be at home on Dec. 14 against Hollister.

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