Monticello Boys Now Ranked Eighth in Division 5
December 26, 2019
The Monticello Ponies jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the game against Juda on December 19th, but Juda came back with an 11-3 run to tie the game at 17 with seven minutes left in the first. The Ponies and the Panthers battled back and forth for the rest of the half, each scoring 6 points to end the first half in a 23-23 tie.
Coming back out after halftime, Monticello opened the second half with an 8-0 run and the Panthers couldn't catch back up the rest of the game. Monticello won the game, 56-39.
Leading the Ponies in scoring was Reece Rufer, who scored 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Peter Gustafson scored 18 points and Devin Holtz scored 5 points. Owen Ace had four rebounds and Tristin Flanagan pulled down 3.
The Ponies improve to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in conference and are now ranked eighth in Division 5. They will play at Brodhead on January 2nd, and host Belleville on January 6th and Albany on January 9th.