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September 17, 2014
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Dominant debut

Monticello senior cheerleader Chelsea Wayman shows her verve after a made free-throw by one of the Panthers. Monticello’s cheerleaders are an integral part of the high-intensity atmosphere visiting teams must reckon with in the storied “Pit,” Monticelllo’s gymnasium.


Junior Sha-Shawn Drayton posted 20 points as the Montis controlled the offensive and defensive glass leading to many second chance points. Sullivan West junior Brian Stauch led the Bulldogs with eight points. Sullivan West (0-1) was 12-for-26 from the stripe (41%), while Monticello (1-0) was a bit better at 13-for-27 (48%). Sullivan West Coach Bruce Nober didn’t sugarcoat the outcome. “We didn’t handle their defensive pressure or match their intensity. We never really got into the flow,” he noted adding, “it’s a long season.” Sullivan West will travel to the Walton Tournament on December 4 and December 6 looking to right the ship. For a more detailed story visit www.sportsinsightsny.com and check out the album that includes a bevy of Monti cheerleading shots at www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com.