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Monticello ends Kettle Run’s hoops year, 76-72, in region quarters

Tuesday, Feb. 19 | By Peter Brewington
Deliee ended up scoring a game-high 30 points and made eight 3-pointers. He scorched the nets for 25 points in the second half when he rained home seven 3-pointers. --Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Jhalil Mosley and his Monticello teammates sure remembered Kettle Run, the team that ended the Mustangs’ season three months ago in the Region II football championship game.

Mosley, the Mustangs' James Madison University-bound quarterback, and company made sure it didn’t happen in basketball Tuesday night, winning 76-72 in the Region II quarterfinals.

In a well-played tactical battle, the senior-laden Mustangs (who coincidently ended Liberty’s season in the 2012 region quarterfinals) proved hard to stop most of the night.

Jahvon Shelton led Monticello with 25 points, including 17 in the second half. Denzel Terry scored 18 and Mosley 11.

A high-scoring first half ended with Monticello clinging to a 37-36 lead. After a back-and-forth exchange to open the third quarter, Kettle Run took its last lead at 40-39 on Rashawn Latimer’s 6-foot shot midway through the quarter.

Monticello went on a 15-8 spurt to lead 55-48. Kettle Run closed to 56-53 on Brendan Deliee's 3-pointer before Monticello went on a 7-0 run to lead 63-53 with 3:58 left in the game.

Deliee ended up scoring a game-high 30 points and made eight 3-pointers. He scorched the nets for 25 points in the second half when he rained home seven 3-pointers.

Look for more coverage in Friday's Times-Democrat Weekend.
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