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Off the mark in first loss
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Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Monroes Kyleigh Sellnow puts up a shot during Tuesdays non-conference loss to Verona. It was the first loss of the season for the Cheesemakers.
VERONA - Coming into a non-conference rivalry game with Verona, the Monroe girls basketball team had aced every test.However, the Lady Cheesemakers latest test proved as difficult as a 400-level college calculus exam as Verona shut down Monroe's inside game Tuesday night and handed the Cheesemakers their first loss of the season, 47-32. "It's always a good battle to play Verona," Monroe senior Ashley Hermanson said, who led the Cheesemakers with eight points. "They have a high quality coach (Angie Murphy) and players. We were just not intense. They were after every single ball. We were just on our heels. We were not ready to play tonight. We were not focused enough to take care of what we had to take care of."

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