Cavaliers boys fend off Saginaw, extend win streak





Carman-Ainsworth’s Michael Fletcher launches a floater in the lane against Bay City Central on Jan. 16

Carman-Ainsworth’s Michael Fletcher launches a floater in the lane against Bay City Central on Jan. 16

SAGINAW – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to six games by defeating Saginaw High 56-49 on Tuesday night.

The Cavs jumped out to a 19-10 led after the first quarter, but Saginaw closed the gap to 27-23 by the half. The Trojans then went on a 16-10 run, taking a two-point lead into the final frame. Carman-Ainsworth stepped up in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Trojans 19-10 to close out the game and the victory.

The Cavaliers shot 59% from the field, but still allowed Saginaw to shoot 66% on the day, including 9-for-15 from beyond the three-point arc. Carman-Ainsworth won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Trojans 23-13. The Cavs also turned the ball over 10 times and recorded only one assist on 24 made baskets.

Michael Fletcher led the Cavs with a game-high 17 points, along with another game-high nine rebounds and a block. Ja’kavien Lewis added 15 points, two rebounds and two steals. Jayden Nunn scored eight points and pulled down two rebounds. Dustin Fletcher contributed six points and five rebounds, and Chris Ballard added four points and three rebounds.

 

 

Carman-Ainsworth, 7-1, hosts Midland Dow tomorrow at 7 p.m.


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