SAN DIEGO — Mt. Carmel rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit Tuesday to beat Madison, 56-47, in what may be the first of three meetings between the girls' basketball teams over the next 11 days.
If Mt. Carmel (3-1) and Madison (2-1) both win today in the first round of the Mt. Carmel Tournament, they will meet again Friday in the semifinals. Both teams are also entered in Madison's Warhawk-Coca Cola Tournament, which runs Dec. 26-28.
Madison Coach RaNae Seaman said her team showed its youth Tuesday against Mt. Carmel.
"Our inexperience really showed," said Seaman, who starts a freshman and a sophomore. "In the first half, our offense did well. It all went downhill from there."
Center Tina Williams led Mt. Carmel with 21 points. Madison was paced by forward Lisa Glassford, with 14 points, and point guard Lisa Schuster, with 11.