Monogue leads Jefferson boys to 57-52 win over Milton
MILTON — James Monogue totaled 16 points and the visiting Jefferson boys basketball team led by as many as 15 points in the second half before taking down Milton 57-52 in a nonconference game on Saturday.
Ben Sukow notched 11 points for Jefferson and held Milton’s Jack Campion to a season-low six points.
“Ben Sukow is a guy I’m going to count on night in and night out,” Jefferson head coach Greg Jefferies said. “He had to guard one of the quickest guards we are going to see in Jack Campion. He was averaging 20 points in the first three games.”
Jefferson was playing without Ryan Brost, a four-year starter, and relied on Caleb Stelse to play the starting point guard position. Stelse finished with seven points and controlled the basketball while not committing turnovers.
Jefferson knew playing against Milton (0-4) on the road wouldn’t be easy.
“This was their home opener,” Jefferies said. “Milton is a great atmosphere to play in anyway … We knew it was going to be a hostile environment.”
For the Eagles, Jared Vogel scored nine points and Korbin Simdon had five.
Milton’s Jared Brown made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points.
Jefferson hosts Evansville in Rock Valley Conference play on Tuesday.
Jefferson 28 29 — 57
Milton 22 30 — 52
Jefferson (fg-ft-tp) — Sukow 4-3-11, Wagner 0-2-2, Simdon 2-1-5, Kaiser 2-0-4, Fetherston 1-0-3, Stelse 2-2-7, Monogue 6-4-16, Vogel 3-3-9. Totals 20 15-26 57.
Milton (fg-ft-tp) — Campion 3-0-6, Bowditch 3-2-9, Austin 2-0-4, Stuckey 3-2-9, Brown 8-0-20, Wecker 0-2-2, Kudrna 1-0-2. Totals 20 6-11 52.
Three-point goals — J, Fetherston, Stelse; M, Brown 4, Bowditch, Stuckey.
Total fouls — J 18, M 24.