The Exeter girls basketball team struggled to get the offense going during their league showdown with Kingsburg on Friday night.
At the end of one quarter, the Monarchs had yet to make a basket and trailed 1-0. It was the first time this season that the team has been held scoreless for the entire quarter.
Exeter would finally get on the scoreboard two minutes in to the second quarter and would go on to lead three different times before Kingsburg went ahead 11-8 at halftime.
The Monarchs offense began to find their form in the third quarter as they scored the first 6 points of the half to take a narrow lead.
With freshman Danica Todd leading the way with 8 points on the night, 4 in each half, the Monarchs trailed 21-20 after three quarters.
Unfortunately for Exeter, the Vikings went on an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter on their way to a 37-29 victory.
Along with Todd’s 8 points, Amber Atkinson finished with 5 points, all in the fourth quarter and Jacqueline Hutcheson and Katelyn Lopez had 4 points each.
Exeter is now 12-8 with a 2-2 record in the Central Sequoia League.
The Monarchs will continue league play this week with a two-game road trip to Dinuba on Tuesday and Selma on Friday.
The game on Friday at Selma is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.