CARMI – Jackson Marcotte hit a 3-point field goal with 25 seconds left, then Mount Carmel held off Harrisburg in the final seconds for a 44-43 victory at the Carmi-White County Invitational on Tuesday night.
Harrisburg got the ball into the hands of its’ leading scorer, Isaiah Saulsberry, but the Golden Aces defense kept him from getting a shot off, Instead, it was Noah Farrell, who missed at the buzzer.
“We have lost a couple of games late. So, it feels good to win one,” said Mount Carmel coach Tyler Buss after his eighth-ranked Aces had repelled the upset bid for their third straight win. “I don’t know how much we particularly deserved this one. For a good portion of this game we got outplayed and outhustled.”
CARMI – Mount Carmel’s basketball team sent a strong message to the rest of the field Monday night at the Carmi-White County Invitational.
And it had nothing to do with offense.
Instead, the Golden Aces put on a defensive show that simply stifled Fairfield (9-7), limiting the Mules to a first-half shooting percentage in the teens and a total of only 10 points. Mount Carmel (14-3), the three-time defending champions of this round-robin event, rolled on to a 59-37 victory.
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – If Mt. Carmel Public Utility could have somehow captured the kinetic energy inside the Hilltop during the first quarter of Saturday’s Class 2A Top Ten battle between the Golden Aces and visiting Eldorado, there would have been enough free power for a month or more in the community.
The game couldn’t possibly have continued at that frenetic pace all afternoon, and it didn’t. Yet, Eldorado found a late spark all its own to pull out a 50-48 non-conference win.
MOUNT CARMEL, ILL. – Mount Carmel had control of the ball with 44 seconds left in a 39-39 game against Carmi on Monday night at the Hilltop. Would the Lady Aces whittle the clock, call a time out, then run a play? Or would they play through to the horn?
They didn’t need to do the former, because they were ready for the latter.
JASPER, IND. – The Mount Carmel High School boys swimming team traveled to Jasper, Ind. for its’ second meet of the season on Saturday, the multi-team Wildcat Invitational.
Bloomington North, Ind. won the 10-team boys meet with 516 points. Terre Haute North as next with 485 points, followed by Heritage Hills (336), Jasper (315) and Evansville Reitz (301) rounding out the top five. Evansville Mater Dei came in sixth with 176, followed by ell City (146) in seventh, Northeasst Dubois (40) in eighth, Evansville Harrison (12) in ninth, and Mount Carmel (9) in 10th.