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Monticello rallies in 2nd half, Sages beat Eagles 52-49

Ethan Miller steals the ball throws off the glass for Ben Singleton slams down the ball, and the Sages rally in the 2nd half to win their 6th straight game 52-49.


The Monticello Sages were home to play against the Rantoul Eagles. The Eagles dominated the 1st half getting many seconds out rebounding Monticello 9 to 20. That wouldn't hold Monticello down as they were able to come back in the 2nd half putting up 17 points in the third quarter and 14 in the fourth quarter. Ben Singleton led the Sages in points with 20, and with the help of Ethan Miller stealing the ball midway through the third quarter throwing it up off the glass and Singleton slamming the ball down. Devin Graham added on 12 more points for the Sages, along with David Alexander with 8 points.


Rantoul Eagles shot a total of 53 field goals only making 17, and went 8 for 23 in three-pointers. The Eagles were led by Kamynnn Rome with 15 points, followed by Latavius Winston with 10, and Angelo Brown with 5.


Monticello improves to a 6-0 record with the victory over the Eagles, with Rantoul now sitting at 2-6. Next game for Monticello is at Greenville against Hillsboro starting at 1:30 pm. You can catch the game on 95.9 FM WEZC or stream the game on dewittdailynews.com.


PLAY OF THE GAME: Ethan Miller stealing the ball throwing off the glass and Ben Singleton slamming down the ball, giving Monticello momentum in the 2nd half.

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