ALBION, Ill. — The Mt. Carmel Lady Aces put up some mind-boggling numbers, collectively and individually, in the first half Tuesday night.
The Aces led Edwards County, 61-18 at the half, before settling for an 84-39 win to improve to 8-1 on the season.
Senior Tyra Buss, closing in on the state career scoring record, scored 49 points in the first half, then sat out the entire second half.
Buss, who leads the country in scoring with an average of 45.6 points per game, was 11-of-12 from two-point range and 9-of-12 from beyond the arc line. She had seven first-quarter steals and finished with 11. Buss was two rebounds shy of a triple-double in the victory.
She is now 189 points from tying Brittany Johnson’s state scoring mark of 4,031 points. At her current pace, she would top the mark on Dec. 28 in the championship round of the Toyota Teamwork Classic in a game to be played at Gibson Southern.
Reagan Keepes finished with eight points, while Emily Emmons, Brandi Metcalf and Callie Dunkel all finished with six points.
The Lady Aces forced Edwards County into 36 turnovers.
Santana Turner led the Lady Lions with 12 points.