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UPDATED: Monticello Rallies Past Mt. Zion

The Monticello Lady Sages rallied in the second half to beat Mt. Zion 33-32 in non-conference girl's high school basketball action from the Sievers Center at Monticello High School Thursday night.


Leading 17-12 at the intermission, the Lady Braves started the second half with four straight points to open their biggest lead 21-12 but it was all Monticello the rest of the way.


Hannah Swanson hit a three to tie the score at 23 late in the third quarter.


She'd come up with another big three late in regulation to give the Lady Sages 31-27 lead.


After a turnover, Mt. Zion got within 31-29 but Rennie Fultz made two free throws to make it 33-29. 


Sophomore Denver Anderson made a quick three at the top of the key to cut the deficit to 33-32 with 3.5 seconds but the Braves failed to stop the clock by fouling as the Sages imbounded and sealed the victory.


Lizzie Stiverson, the Piatt/DeWitt County ServPro player of the  led Monticello in scoring with 12 points. Swanson finished with seven points and despite battling first-half foul trouble, Fultz finished with six points. 


Mt. Zion's Anderson led all scorers with 14 points. 


The Lady Sages improve to 8-1 overall and the Lady Braves drop to 2-8.


Girl's basketball scores from Thursday:


Sullivan 60

Warrensburg-Latham 55


Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 49

Tolono Unity 39


Peoria 82

Urbana 11


Cumberland 53

Blue Ridge 12


Cerro Gordo-Bement 51

Argenta-Oreana 8


Bloomington 76

Danville 55


Arcola 42

Decatur LSA 28


El Paso-Gridley 44

Ridgeview 36


Pleasant Plains 42

Williamsville 17


LeRoy 53


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