The Lady Cubs (1-20, 0-4) entered the contest having only hit 12 3-pointers all season. In the first period, Monett drained three triples, one each by Elizabeth Arnold, Faith Schmidt and Brooke McLean to take an 11-6 lead at the first break.
The first period proved to be the highlight of Monett's shooting for the evening.
The Lady Wildcats (11-11, 1-3) rallied in the second period and took a 16-15 edge into intermission.
The purple and gold played solid defense in the first 16 minutes holding Cassville scoring machine, Emily Speakman to only 4 points in the first half.
The black and gold remained focused in the third period. With Monett double-teaming Speakman, Cassville needed someone to step up.
Britani Long accepted the challenge, scoring on three consecutive trips down the floor to give the Lady Wildcats a 24-16 lead.
A free throw by Kelsey Wiseman and a layup by Arnold pulled Monett to within 24-19, but a basket by Speakman gave the home team a 26-19 lead after three periods.
Long, Speakman and Kelsey Baker scored for the Lady Wildcats to open the fourth quarter. Speakman's basket, with 3:56 left in the game, gave Cassville its largest lead of the game at 36-19.
The Lady Cubs tried to battle back with a basket by McLean and a trey by Schmidt, but it was too little, too late.
Scoring for Cassville: Long, 14 points; Speakman, 9; Sydney Curnes, 6; and Lindsay Nolan and Baker, 4 each.
Scoring for Monett: McLean, 7 points; Schmidt, 6; Arnold, 5; Jessica Harper, 4; Haylee Morris, 3; and Wiseman, 1.