The Monticello Sages gave the number one team in 1A all they could handle for three quarters at the St. Joesph-Ogden Shootout Saturday afternoon but eventually came up short 61-48 to Cissna Park.
Monticello's Ben Singleton finished with a game-high 22 points on 9-15 shooting. Ryan Reeder added eight points on offense and five steals on defense for the Sages.
Cissna Park was led by Christian Stadeli with 15 points. They shot over 67% from the field as a team.
With the loss, the Sages drop to 11-3 on the season. Cissna Park improves to 14-1.
Catch the Sages in action on Tuesday when they travel to Clinton to take on the Maroons. You can hear the game live at 7 PM on WHOW, WEZC, and dewittdailynews.com.