ALBION, Ill. – Albion swept Mt. Carmel Middle School in 7th and 8th grade boys basketball here Tuesday night.

The 8th grade Jr. Aces fell, 38-32, after outscoring Albion, 12-0, in the first period. The Lions made up most of the deficit by outscoring Mt. Carmel, 16-8, in the second quarter to draw within 20-16 by halftime. Albion held a 30-28 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Bret Doan led the Jr. Aces with 17 points, followed by Austin Rager with 11.

In the 7th grade game, Albion rallied, though not dramatically. The Lions, after trailing 13-9 at the half, outscored the Jr. Aces 9-5 in the third quarter to tie things up at 18-all heading into the decisive fourth quarter.

Kaleb Applebey led Mt. Carmel with 10 points. Eli Laws followed with nine points.