Cavaliers lose Valley title to Midland Dow



Carman-Ainsworth’s Jessiana Aaron dribbles up court in a regular-season game against Grand Blanc. Photo by Brandon Pope

Carman-Ainsworth’s Jessiana Aaron dribbles up court in a regular-season game against Grand Blanc. Photo by Brandon Pope

FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team lost the North-South Saginaw Valley League title to Midland Dow 48-41 last Friday.

The Cavaliers were leading 15-6 in the first quarter, but Dow took advantage of several fast breaks and steals to take over the lead 20-18. The game was back-and-forth for much of the contest, but Dow continued to take advantage and was still slightly ahead 26-21 in third and continued to build on its lead, while the Cavaliers kept chipping away at the deficit. Dow led 26-21, then 31-26 and Carman- Ainsworth pulled to within two, 31-28 and again at 38-36, but fell just short.

The Cavaliers play their final regular season game tonight at Detroit Edison.

District Pairings

Div. 1 at Lapeer

3-4: Kearsley vs Davison, 5:30 p.m.; Carman-Ainsworth vs Grand Blanc, 7 p.m.

3-6L Lapeer vs Kearsley-Davison winner, 5:30 p.m.; Flint vs Carman- Ainsworth-Grand Blanc winner, 7 p.m.

3-8: Final, 7 p.m.

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