MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Canton defeated Monroe City 50-35 in the Lady Panthers home girls basketball opener on Monday.

Lady Panthers sophomore Mari Gares led Monroe City in scoring with 12 points.

Lady Tigers freshman Ally Ruffcorn scored a team-high 14 points. Macy Glasgow, Macie Fisher and Delanie Pierce each scored eight points.

Monroe City (0-2) will play at Kirksville (1-0) in its next game on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Canton (2-0) will play at Palmyra (1-0) in its next game on Friday at 6 p.m.

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