Cavaliers top Wolves at the ‘Gravel Pit’

Carman-Ainsworth’s Denzel Watts shoots a free throw.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Denzel Watts shoots a free throw.

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Clarkston came to the ‘Gravel Pit’ on Tuesday and returned home with a 53-50 defeat at the hands of Carman-Ainsworth.

The matchup pitted two Class A heavyweights that was not decided until the final seconds. Clarkston hoisted a three-pointer as time expired, but it fell short and the Cavs held on for the victory.

The Wolves led after one quarter, 11- 7, but Carman-Ainsworth came back with a big second quarter, 24-13, to lead at the half, 31-24.

Clarkston responded in the third quarter with a 16-12 edge to trail by just three points entering the fourth, but each team scored 10 points in the fourth.

Jaylen Randle led the Cavaliers with 13 points and seven rebounds, Cameron Morse scored 11 points, Denzel Watts came through with six points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists and Justice Green added nine points.

On Friday, the Cavs traveled to Flint Northwestern to take on the Wildcats. Carman-Ainsworth jumped out to a commanding first-quarter lead, 25-11, but had to hold on for the 59-57 victory.

The Cavs extended their first quarter lead with a 16-10 edge in the second quarter to lead by 20 at the half. The Wildcats responded with a 16-5 advantage in the third quarter and outscored the Cavs, 20-13, in the fourth.

Watts came up big for the Cavaliers with 23 points, six steals, three rebounds and an assist, Morse added 16 points, four rebounds and an assist and Green scored 10 points.

Carman-Ainsworth hosts Flint Powers tomorrow and Flint Southwestern on Tuesday.

Saginaw Valley League-South

Carman-Ainsworth 8- 1 10-3
Flint Southwestern 6- 2 10-4
Flint Northern 5- 3 7-6
Davison 5- 3 6-10
Flint Powers 3- 6 5-9
Flushing 2- 8 4-9
Flint Northwestern 1- 7 2-10
MaxPreps as of 2-6- 13

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