Cavs earn come-from-behind win over Southwestern





Carman-Ainsworth’s Denzel Watts puts up a shot from the perimeter.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Denzel Watts puts up a shot from the perimeter.

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team continued to improve as the season progresses with two more wins.

The Cavaliers hosted Flint Southwestern Academy on Tuesday and earned a hard-fought win in comefrom behind fashion, 55-52.

The Knights jumped out to an early, 13-11, lead after one quarter and the second quarter saw each team score 14 points.

Southwestern Academy outscored the Cavs, 15-12, in the third to lead, 42-37. Carman-Ainsworth turned up the offense and used lockdown defense to outscore the Knights, 18-10, in the fourth and earn the win.

Denzel Watts led the Cavs with 21 points, six steals and three assists, Jaylen Randle came through with 18 points and Cameron Morse had nine points and nine rebounds.

Last Friday, Carman-Ainsworth traveled to Flint Powers Catholic and pulled out a 53-41 victory. The Cavs led, 11-7, after one quarter and 28-19 at the half.

Powers closed the gap in the third quarter with a 15-11 edge to trail, 39- 34, entering the fourth, but the Cavaliers outscored Powers, 14-7, in the fourth.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Justin Person (#20) drives to the hole earlier this season.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Justin Person (#20) drives to the hole earlier this season.

Watts once again led the Cavs with 18 points, while Morse added 14 and Justin Person and Randle combined to score 15.

Carman-Ainsworth, 11-5 overall, 5-0 Big Nine, will travel to Swartz Creek on Tuesday and hosts Davison on Feb. 24 with the Big Nine title up for grabs.


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