Ryan Reeder scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter and Monticello used a big second half to get past Tolono Unity 46-31 in Illini Prairie Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night from Monticello High School.
Trailing 19-17 at the break, a lackluster effort from the Sages was quickly corrected as Reeder scored the first five points of the second half to give the Sages a 22-19 lead.
Brady Porter three tied the game at 22 but it was all Monticello after that, as the Sages finished 24-9 the rest of the way.
Porter also scored 18 points on the night, with 13 of those coming in the first half.
Devin Graham pulled down a game-high eight rebounds and Unity’s Jake Crouse dished out a game-high five assists.
The Sages improve to 19-7 overall and get back to five-hundred in league action at 4-4.
Unity drops to 14-14 overall and is 2-6 in the Illini Prairie.
The Sages conclude the regular season Friday at home hosting Olympia. Game time is 7 pm and can be heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.