FLINT — The Carman-Ainsowrth boys’ basketball team fell to Saginaw Valley League foe Flint Northern, 51- 46, on Friday despite building an early nine-point, first-quarter lead.
The Cavaliers used strong defense to lead, 15-6, after the first quarter, but the Vikings responded with strong defense of their own in outscoring the Cavs, 17-6, in the second quarter to lead at the half, 23-21.
Northern kept the offense rolling in the third quarter, as it outscored Carman-Ainsworth, 19-14. The Cavs came back to edge the Vikings, 11-9, in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.
Denzell Watts led the Cavaliers with 14 points, four steals and two rebounds, Cameron Morse came through with 12 points, four steals and three rebounds and Jaylen Randle and Justice Green each added 10 points.
Northern was led by Michael McFadden with a game-high 20 points while Theodore Turner chipped in nine.
Carman-Ainsworth returns to the court tomorrow as it hosts Flushing and travels to Flint Northwestern next Friday.