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Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Monticellos Tyler Meier looks to find an open teammate during the third quarter of Thursdays 65-30 win against Pecatonica. Meier scored seven points in the game.
BLANCHARDVILLE - Monticello boys basketball coach Mark Olson is convinced that controlling Pecatonica's transition game would be key after he scouted the team earlier this season.BLANCHARDVILLE - Monticello boys basketball coach Mark Olson is convinced that controlling Pecatonica's transition game would be key after he scouted the team earlier this season.Monticello (2-1, 2-0 Six Rivers East) controlled the tempo in a 65-30 win over the Vikings Thursday night by using a stifling press and pushing the ball in transition."We said coming into the game, we wanted to control the transition game," Olson said. "We felt like whoever could control the transition tempo would control the game. We are happy with the way that went."

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