FLINT – Carman-Ainsworth used a big first quarter to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish in a 69-54 win over Swartz Creek Friday.
The Cavaliers led 20-10 after the opening eight minutes and Carman-Ainsworth upped its advantage to 13 at 36-23 with a 16-13 scoring edge in the second.
The Dragons closed to within three at 47-44 with a 21-11 scoring advantage in the third. But the Cavaliers outscored Swartz Creek 22-10 in the fourth to put the game away.
Omari Duncan led the Cavaliers with 19 points. Michael Fletcher tossed in 15 for Carman-Ainsworth.
Carman-Ainsworth returns to action Jan. 3 when it plays host to Clarkston. – K.W.