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Slow Second Half Dooms Monticello At Teutopolis

Monticello went a stretch of 10 minutes and 15 seconds without a field goal in the second half and No. 8 Teutopolis was able to pull away for a 57-36 win in non-conference high school boys basketball from T-town Tuesday night.


The Sages led 24-17 with 1:57 left in the first half but the Wooden Shoes rallied with an 8-0 run capped by an Evan Wermert layup as time expired off a Monticello turnover on a broken down play.


The Shoes would keep the pressure up in the second half holding Monticello to just 12 second-half points and after Garrett Kepley's layup with 5:04 to play in the third that tied the game at 31, T-town went on a 24-5 run to put the game away.


Kepley's 12 points led the Sages. Cooper Mitze chipped in with nine points off the bench. 

Luke Ungrud scored 13 of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Addis and Evan Wermert scored 13 points apiece. 


The loss was the second straight loss against a state-ranked opponent for the Sages as No. 5 Marshall escaped Monticello with a 59-58 buzzer-beating loss Saturday.


The Sages drop to 7-6 overall while Teutopolis improves to 11-3. 


Monticello hits the road in the St. Joe Christie Clinic Shootout for a 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon game against Cissna Park, who appeared in last year's 1A state finals. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 

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