FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth clinched the Saginaw Valley League-South Division boys’ basketball championship outright Tuesday night with a 69-56 victory over Flint Southwestern.
The Cavaliers, 12-3 overall, are 10-1 in SVL-South in their first year in the league. They lead Southwestern and Davison by two games with one game to play.
Carman-Ainsworth took a slim, 11-8 lead in the first quarter, then exploded for a 26-12 second period that gave the Cavs a 37-20 halftime command. They still led, 50- 36, going into the fourth and played the Knights almost even from then on.
Denzell Watts scored 24 points and Cameron Morse 22 to lead Carman- Ainsworth.
The Cavs beat Flint Powers Catholic, 62-42, last Friday. After falling behind, 13-8, in the first period, they seized control in the second with a 17-4 run that gave them a 25-17 halftime lead. A 20-11 third quarter made it 45-28, and the Cavs closed out the win with a 17-14 fourth.
Watts had 23 points, Jaylen Randle scored nine, Morse had eight and Justice Green seven.
Carman-Ainsworth will visit Davison tonight.