FLINT TWP. — As the host of district No. 9-A, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team, 18-3 on the season, had the good fortune to draw a round-one matchup with Davison, 9-12, on Monday that it won, 71-49.
During the regular season, the Cavs defeated the Cardinals in Saginaw Valley League-South action, 76-53 on Jan. 7, and, 61-56 on Feb. 13.
Cameron Morse had a game-high 22 points with four rebounds, four steals and two assists, Justice Green wasn’t far off that pace with 20 points, two boards, two assists and two steals and Demarion Allen managed four points, two assists, one rebound and a steal.
In an effort to get ready for the tournament, Carman-Ainsworth ended the regular season on Feb. 27 at home by downing Flint Metro League rival Brandon, 72-65. Morse scored 26, Green had 20 points and coming through with four points each were Ja’Quin Jones, Jaylen Bradley, Brandon Walker and Jarell Giles.
Carman-Ainsworth played yesterday in the district semifinals against Kearsley, which drew a bye for round one. On the other side of the brackets, Swartz Creek, 12-9, defeated Lapeer West, 15-6, on Monday, 56-38, and played Lapeer East, 3-17, yesterday. The finals then take place on Friday at 7 p.m.