MT. CARMEL – Madi Merritt scored 18 points to lead the Mt. Carmel Jr. Lady Aces 7th grade basketball team to a 33-13 win over Princeton on Tuesday at MCMS. The win earned a split on the night, with Princeton winning the 8th grade game, 45-29.

Merritt outscored the Lady Tigers herself in the win. She scored 12 of her total in the first half as Mt. Carmel raced to a 19-6 halftime lead. By the end of the third period, the lead had ballooned to 29-9.

In the 8th grade game, Princeton led 11-4 at the end of the first quarter and coasted in from there. Mattia Potter led a balanced Jr. Lady Aces scoring attack with 8 points. Molly Dardeen added 7 points and Mariah VanMeter 6.