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Monett struggles against Strafford, falls 61-37

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Times Photo by Jon Whitlock Soft touch. Chad Swanson, a sophomore at Monett, puts a shot up off the glass during the varsity tilt against Strafford.
The Monett Cubs couldn't overcome poor shooting and rebounding and fell 61-37 to Strafford in non-conference basketball action.

"We were too inconsistent tonight," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We have to approach every game with the same intensity level, and we haven't."

The game started out back and fourth with the Indians racing out to a quick 8-3 lead. Monett rallied with 7 points from Kyle Woods to knot the score at 10-10 with just seconds remaining in the first period.

Times Photo by Jon Whitlock Monett senior Kyle Woods slashes to the basket for 2 points during varsity action against Strafford on Feb. 5.
Strafford's Brandy Collier was fouled on a 3-point attempt that resulted in three made free throws and an Indians' 13-10 lead at the first break.

Missed shots in the second quarter started the Cubs down a slippery slope. On three occasions the purple and gold failed to convert on point-blank shots and trailed 30-20 at halftime.

Despite 6 points from Woods in the third period Monett couldn't inch closer.

The Cubs struggled to keep the Indians off the offensive glass and were outscored 20-10.

Monett opened the final period with a 5-0 spurt, but were outscored 11-2 the remainder of the frame.

Scoring for Strafford: Kyle Foley, 16 points; Blake Alexander, 11; Jacob Wade, 8; Dallas Hester; Brady Collier and Grant Boswell, 5 each; Dalton Taylor, 4 and Dylan Edwards, 4 apiece; and Zachary Stow, 2.

Scoring for Monett: Woods, 20 points; Zack Hammond, 5; Jake Schmidley, 4; Caleb Blue, 3; Aaron Patton and Chad Swanson, 2 apiece; and Sean Rosebaugh, 1.

Monett will be at home on Feb. 8. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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