Cavaliers rout Swartz Creek for seventh straight hoops win

Nick Hill and the Cavaliers are flying high these days.

Nick Hill and the Cavaliers are flying high these days.

FLINT TWP. — It’s been a great month for the Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team.

The Cavaliers have won seven straight games, capped mostly recently by a 74-55 victory over Swartz Creek in a non-league game at home Tuesday night.

Carman hasn’t lost since a 65-54 defeat to Flint Northern on Jan. 25. Among the victories in the streak are wins over the other two Flint city schools, Northwestern and Southwestern, and state-ranked teams Flint Powers Catholic and Saginaw Buena Vista. The run has elevated the Cavs to the higher honorable mention ranks in this week’s Associated Press Class A poll.

The Cavs had little problem with Swartz Creek, jumping out to an 18-12 first-quarter lead and stretching it to 42-31 with a 24-19 second period. Creek edged back to within 53-43 with a 12-11 third period, but Carman nailed down the victory with a dominant, 21-12 showing in the fourth quarter.

Anton Wilson led this triumph with 24 points, Denzel Watts scored 15, and freshman Cameron Morse scored 13. Larry Doby added seven points and Nick Hill scored five. Creek (10-7) was led by Logan Hull with 20 points and Joe Seitz with 13.

Carman-Ainsworth can wrap up a share of the Big Nine Conference championship with a win at Davison this Friday. The Cavaliers beat the Cardinals on Jan. 28, fighting off a late Davison rally. That victory started the seven-game winning streak.

The Cavs will finish their regularseason schedule next Thursday with a non-league game at Brandon. They will then play in the Class A district tournament at Saginaw Arthur Hill.

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