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Record Setting Win for Monticello Over Newton

It was a record-setting afternoon for Monticello in an 80-58 win over Newton from the Christie Clinic St. Joe-Ogden Shootout Saturday afternoon in neutral site non-conference high school boy's basketball action.


Trey Welter scored a career-best 32 points and set a Shootout record with seven three-pointers made and tied a school record for three-pointers made in a single game with Zach Fisher and Clint Brubaker. Monticello's 18 three-pointers made set a team record, breaking the mark set by last year's state-runner-up team, also at the Christie Clinic Shootout against Manteno.


Monticello shot 57 percent from the floor for the game and 70 percent from distance.


Raiden Colbert scored a career-best 21 points for the Sages. 


Welter's efforts earned him the ServPro of Piatt DeWitt County Player of the Game award. 


Newton falls to 12-5 overall while Monticello wins its second straight to go to 10-6 overall.


The Sages visit Clinton Tuesday night. 


Game time is 7:30 pm. Hear the action on 95.9 FM WEZC, at dewittdailynews.com, and on the WHOW digital platforms. 

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