Monticello kept close in the first half trailing by one, as Benton Singleton put up 17 points helping the Sages rally in the second half winning 57-47.
Singleton finished the game with a double-double, having 17 points and 18 rebounds. Singleton was also 100 percent from the free throw line shooting 9-9. Ethan Jones chipped in 13 points to help the Sages get a victory along with Garrett Kepley with 8 points.
Pleasant Plains put up no more than 9 points in its first three quarters. They were able to get 22 points in the 4th quarter, but it wouldn't be enough to earn a victory. Chase Schmitt and Justin Guernsey tied for most points with 13. Gage Bartos and Nick Savage would tie in points with 7.
The big difference in stats between the two teams was in free throws as Monticello kept theirs above 75 percent (14-18) as Pleasant Plains barely got theirs above 50 percent (11-21).
This was the first game for both teams, with Monticello improving to 1-0, and Pleasant Plains 0-1.
Catch the next game as Monticello will play home against Riverton on November 27 at 7 pm. Tune into 95.9 FM WEZC or stream at dewittdailynews.com