Monroe’s Sam Olson (23) blocks a shot attempt from Snohomish’s Josh Vandergriend during a game on May 11, 2021, at Monroe High School. The Bearcats won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe’s Sam Olson (23) blocks a shot attempt from Snohomish’s Josh Vandergriend during a game on May 11, 2021, at Monroe High School. The Bearcats won 36-35. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys edge Snohomish as winter sports begin

The Bearcats rally in the final period to beat the Panthers 36-35 in the opening game of the season.

MONROE — Matthias Guerra hit a baseline jumper with a minute to play to give Monroe the lead as the Bearcats rallied from a six-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to beat Snohomish.

Steve Kuhnle scored a team-high 11 points, including six in the fourth quarter, and Guerra had nine points for Monroe (1-0).

Kyle Hampton scored a game-high 14 points for Snohomish (0-1).

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