Basketball

OLNEY - The Junior Lady Aces seventh grade basketball team is now within one game of achieving a perfect season. Tuesday night, the Aces defeated Olney, 41-33, to improve to 19-0 on the season.

Saturday, Amanda Hershey’s team hosts Carmi in the championship game of the Junior NEC conference tournament. The tipoff will be around 11:30 a.m., following the third-place game. A win would finish off a perfect 20-0 campaign, the first without a loss since 2009.

“A great win for us tonight,” said Hershey. “They played very well tonight and saw the floor like they should.”

Bailey Ray led the Aces with 18 points. Kylie Applebey added 14. Haley Maguire finished with five, and Holly Hawkins.

The Lady Aces won despite not scoring a single point in the second period.

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