Tough start to basketball season for Monticello girls, team looks to rebound against Tabiona

by Rhett Sifford
Sports Editor

The Monticello High School girls basketball team got the 2022-23 season underway with a trip to Richfield for the annual 1A Preview at the Sevier Valley Center November 18-19.
The Buckaroos had a tough weekend, suffering losses to Bryce Valley 47-20 and Milford 51-35. Avery Shumway was the leading scorer for MHS against the Mustangs with nine points.
Jemma Robison had five; Kaymee Freestone scored three; and Kenlee Atwood, Taylor Thomason, and Kahryme Alvarado all got one apiece. Most of the Buckaroos’ points in the game came from the free throw line.
Against the Tigers Shumway again led Monticello scoring with 11 points. Atwood and Robison both poured in nine apiece, Jesse Gomez scored three, Thomason had two, and Alvarado scored one point.
The Buckaroos shot 22 percent from the floor and 59 percent from the line, big improvements from game one on both counts.
Monticello is finally back in action this Wednesday, November 30 with a tough test against the Grand County Red Devils in Monticello. Then, on Friday, December 2 the Buckaroos welcome Tabiona to town.
Monticello Boys
The Monticello boys basketball team will play the same schedule as the girls for a good portion of the season, specifically once region play gets underway.
The difference is that they haven’t even gotten started yet – or at least that was the case at the beginning of the week. They did play their first game against Grand this Tuesday, November 29, too late for the press deadline.
They’ll also welcome Tabiona to the MHS gymnasium this Friday, December 2 in the second game of the season. You can watch both of the Buckaroos’ games against the Tigers this Friday on PictureItPalmer.com starting with the girls at 5:30 p.m. the boys are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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