Cavaliers escape Lake Orion, await Grand Blanc



Carman-Ainsworth’s James Robinson takes it to the hole against Flushing on Jan. 4. Photo by Todd Boone

Carman-Ainsworth’s James Robinson takes it to the hole against Flushing on Jan. 4. Photo by Todd Boone

LAKE ORION – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team survived a scare from Lake Orion last Friday, ultimately defeating the Dragons 49-44.

Lake Orion came out the gates firing, jumping out to a 14-4 advantage by the end of the first quarter. The Cavaliers battled back in the second but were not able to overtake the Dragons by halftime, facing a 24-21 deficit. The rest of the game mirrored the second quarter, as Carman-Ainsworth outscored the Dragons 17-11 in the third and 11-5 in the final frame.

Jayden Nunn led all scorers with 11 points, while Rolaunde McCree added eight. Michael Fletcher flirted with a double-double, posting six points and nine rebounds.

Lake Orion was led by Jake Rydquist with nine points and Isiah Harris with seven.

The Cavaliers, 10-2 and 4-1 in conference, host Grand Blanc, 9-3 and 6-0, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The Bobcats handed Carman- Ainsworth its only SVL loss this season back on Dec. 14, when the Cavs lost 56-46. The winner of Friday’s match-up will move into the driver’s seat for the SVL-Blue.

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