FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team had three games in a seven-day span highlighted by Tuesday’s, 65-56, victory over Saginaw Valley League rival Davison.
Against the Cardinals, Carman-Ainsworth used a 21-13 advantage in the first quarter to build a lead they would not relinquish. A 10-8 edge in the second quarter gave the Cavs a 31- 21 lead at halftime. The Cardinals tried to close the gap with a 20-16 edge in the third quarter but the Cavaliers responded by winning the fourth quarter, 18-15.
Cameron Morse led Carman-Ainsowrth with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, Denzel Watts came through with 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals and Justice Green added 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.
On Jan. 4, the Cavs traveled to Flint Southwestern and pulled out a 64-63 overtime victory over the Knights.
Carman-Ainsworth once again started fast with a 19-10 lead after the first quarter. The Knights closed the gap with a 16-10 edge in the second qaurter to trail, 29-26, at the half.
Southwestern outscored the Cavs, 17-13, in the third to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter but Carman-Ainsworth edged the Knights, 18-17, to force overtime. The Cavs edged Southwestern, 4-3, to earn the victory.
Watts was the leading scorer for Carman-Ainsworth with 24 points, Morse added 13 and Malik Seales chipped in with 12.
In a rematch of opening night, the Cavs traveled to Grand Blanc on Jan. 2 and once again suffered a loss, this time, 56-49. The Cavs are 0-2 against the Bobcats this season and 5-0 against everyone else.
The Cavs led, 11-8, after the first quarter but the Bobcats responded with a 22-7 advantage in the second quarter. Carman-Ainsworth could not recover despite a 17-16 edge in the third quarter and 14-10 in the fourth.
Leading the Cavs was Watts with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals and Jaylen Randle and Morse each chipped in 10.
Carman-Ainsworth, 5-2 overall, hosts Midland Dow tomorrow and travels to Flint Northern on Jan. 18.