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Monticello Pulls Away from Maroa-Forsyth

The Monticello Sages pulled away gradually in the second half for a 66-45 win over Maroa-Forsyth in non-conference high school boy's basketball action Saturday evening from Maroa.


Despite early foul trouble again Saturday, Monticello used balance scoring to take an early 21-12 lead after the first quarter but things slowed down for the Sages as the Trojans used full court pressure and a 1-3-1 defense to stimie the Sages offensively.

Triston Foran hit a half-court buzzer-beater at the half to send Monticello to a 30-20 lead.


The Trojans came out and hit back-to-back three's out of the intermission to to cut the deficit to 30-26 but that was the closest they would get.


Dylan Ginalick scored eight of his 15 points in the frame and Ben Cresap scored seven of his game-high 17 points in the third.


Joey Sprinkle scored eight of his 12 points in the second half and finished with his second career double-double at 12 points and 12 rebounds.


Cresap was the Piatt/DeWitt County ServPro Player of the Game.


The Sages shot 50-percent for the game and held the Trojans to 35-percent 35-percent. 


Monticello continues to take good care of the basketball dishing out 17 assists to just nine turnovers. 


They also outrebounded Maroa-Forsyth 39-29.


The Trojans were led by Egan Franzen's 11 points and Kaiden Maurer scored 10 points. Ethan Willoughby scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds. Jaxson Grubbs scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Trojans.


Maroa-Forsyt drops to 4-2 overall while Monticello is 6-0.


The Sages host Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond on Tuesday night at Monticello High School. Hear the action starting at 7 pm on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 

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