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Braves clip Ponies
MONTICELLO - A short-handed Monticello girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Belmont 40-35 Monday.

With three players taller than 5-foot-10, the Ponies focused on bottling up the Braves inside.

"Our goal was to keep them out of the paint," Monticello coach Lori Brokopp said. "I said 'If they beat us they will beat us from the outside.'"

That's exactly what Belmont (4-0) did in the second half. Belmont senior Katelyn Schobert drilled four 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Braves to the win. Belmont's Keegan Kamps added 13 points for the Braves.

"She got on fire and got them going," Brokopp said of Schobert.

Monticello senior Alyssah Kubly scored a team-high 12 points and senior Courtney Leuzinger had 10 points. The Ponies played without senior starting point guard Jordan Garrison (concussion) and junior Samantha Gierhart (knee injury).

With the loss, Monticello drops to 2-1. Brokopp understands when the Ponies get back to full strength they will be a dangerous team that can contend for a conference title with Barneveld.

"They just didn't lose to any team," she said of the Ponies. "They lost to probably the top team in the Six Rivers West."

Riverdale 57, Argyle 52

RIVERDALE - Argyle senior Jenna Langmeier scored a game-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough as Riverdale knocked off the Orioles in a non-conference game 57-52.

Argyle (1-1) outscored Riverdale 12-8 in the first quarter and the lead grew to five points at the half. Riverdale outscored the Orioles 22-10 in the third quarter. Argyle senior Hannah Saalsaa scored 15 points and junior Jazy Thoman added eight points. The Orioles shot just 11 of 26 from the free throw line.