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Monticello squeezes by Albany
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MONTICELLO - The Ponies needed just about every bucket they could get as the Albany hung with the state's fourth-ranked team the whole way Monday before the Comets fell 42-37 in a make-up from a Feb. 9 game that was snowed out.

Monticello (16-2, 10-0 Six Rivers East) led 11-7 after the first quarter, but the Comets (7-12, 4-5) rallied before the half, bringing the deficit to just one point at 18-17.

A 10-4 run in the third gave the Ponies some breathing room, but the game went down to the wire.

Monticello was 11 of 15 from the free throw line compared to Albany's 3 of 5. The Ponies had seven players score in the game, with Tyler Ritschard leading the way with 14 points. Bryce Hulbert had 11 for Albany and teammate Tyler Conley had 10.

Juda 39, Belmont 35

JUDA - Senior Aaron Duecker hit a big 3-pointer in the first quarter and added another in the third, helping the Panthers hold off Belmont Monday.

Juda fell behind 14-13 after the first quarter, but led 25-22 at the break. A 6-3 third-quarter run opened the gap, but three-straight missed bonus free throws in the fourth held the Panthers from breaking away.

"We kind of let them back in it," Juda head coach Kyle Krueger said.

Joey Jordan led a balanced scoring attack, netting nine points for Juda. Dylan Bauman and Cody Suiter each had seven. The Panthers committed just seven fouls in the game.

Pecatonica 46, Dodgeville 44

BLANCHARDVILLE - The Vikings went 13 for 20 from the free throw line and got 20 points from Jason Meudt to squeak by the Dodgers Monday.

Both teams were tied at 9 after the first quarter and Dodgeville led 21-19 at the half. A 12-9 third-quarter run put Pecatonica up and the Vikings closed out the game. Dodgeville shot just 5 of 16 from the charity stripe.

Devin Jeglum had 13 points and Jeremy Meudt added 10 for Pecatonica.

Potosi 72,

Black Hawk 56

POTOSI - The Warriors' losing woes continued Monday, despite getting 27 points from senior sharpshooter T.J. Adams.

The Chieftains jumped out to a 16-11 lead after the first quarter, but a 17-8 run in the second made it 33-19 at the break.

Seven Warriors scored in the game, with Cody Foster, Jake Meier and Chase Hentrich each adding seven. Black Hawk hit six 3-pointers in the game, three from Adams, two from Foster and another from Meier.