The Monett Cubs basketball team couldn't break Carl Junction's pressure and fell 78-47 on Jan. 22.
The Cubs trailed 23-10 after the first period and 43-17 at halftime.
Carl Junction won the third and fourth periods 18-15 and 19-15 respectively.
Scoring for Carl Junction: Gage Crockett, 30 points; J. Thomas and Travis Vogt, 12 each; Dustin Satterlee, 7; Hunter McPherson and Matt McGee, 4 apiece; Cody Vogt, 2; and Ryan Devore, 1.
Scoring for Monett: Kyle Woods, 15 points; Caleb Blue, 9; Aaron Patton, 6; Quincy Jackson, 5; Sean Rosebaugh and Chad Swanson, 4 each; and Zach Hammond and Elijah George, 2 apiece.
Monett opens play in the NEO Tournament on Jan. 24.