Panthers outscore Central City in jamboree


     The Monticello High School boys basketball team got its first look at live action this season, playing two quarters against Central City in the North Linn Jamboree Nov. 20 in Troy Mills.

     The Panthers outscored Central City 34-22 over the two quarters, including 21-9 in the second quarter.

     Scoring for Monticello were Kyle Sperfslage with 11 points, Jacob Manternach with nine, Alex Nealson with seven, Ryan Manternach with three, Avery Martensen with two, Justin Recker and Gavin Cooper with one apiece.

     The Panthers were scheduled to begin the regular season Nov. 28 at home against Northeast, and will be home again Friday, Dec. 1 against West Branch. Monticello will play a non-conference game at Midland Dec. 2.


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