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Ponies' defense prevails
Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Monticello junior Jacob Marty (22) drives to the basket and draws a foul on Pecatonica senior Milton Kurschner in the Ponies 39-33 win over the Vikings on Tuesday. Order photo
MONTICELLO - Monticello boys basketball coach Brad Pickett knows that if a team's jumpers aren't falling, the one constant should be a stifling defense. Monticello used an opportunistic pressure defense to survive a scare from Pecatonica and hold on for a 39-33 win in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal Tuesday night.