Cavaliers continue hardwood dominance



Freshman Mehki Ellison, shown here shooting a floater against Flushing on Jan. 4, dropped seven points in last Friday’s victory. Photo by Todd Boone

Freshman Mehki Ellison, shown here shooting a floater against Flushing on Jan. 4, dropped seven points in last Friday’s victory. Photo by Todd Boone

FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team won its third-straight game Tuesday night, destroying Heritage 75-54. The Cavaliers have been playing with purpose after losing only its second game of the season on Dec. 27, outscoring opponents 193-123 during the win streak.

The Cavs jumped out to a 14-13 lead after the first quarter Tuesday and were able to extend it to 36-27 by halftime. Heritage remained in striking distance with a 51-41 deficit heading into the final frame. Carman- Ainsworth put the Hawks to bed in the fourth quarter, outscoring Heritage 24-13.

Michael Fletcher posted a monster double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Isaiah Jones chipped in with 12 points, three boards, a steal and a block. Jayden Nunn added nine points, four steals, two assists and two rebounds. Mehki Ellison contributed six points, two assists and a rebound.

The Cavaliers throttled Powers Catholic 70-40 last Friday. It took the entire first half for Carman-Ainsworth to find its footing, nursing just a 29-20 lead by the end of the second quarter.

The Cavs erupted for a 24-9 third quarter that essentially ended the contest. Carman-Ainsworth closed the fourth with a 17-11 run.

Michael Fletcher finished with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block. Dustin Fletcher added eight points, two assists and three boards. Nunn posted eight points, six steals, four assists and a rebound. James Robinson chipped in with seven points and two rebounds, while Ellison added seven points, two assists and a rebound.

Carman-Ainsworth is at Lake Orion, 7-4, Friday at 7 p.m.

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