Cavs fight off Oilers’ comeback





Jakavien Lewis led Carman-Ainsworth with 19 points against Mount Pleasant.

Jakavien Lewis led Carman-Ainsworth with 19 points against Mount Pleasant.

MOUNT PLEASANT – Carman- Ainsworth took control with a big second quarter and held on to beat Mount Pleasant 57-53 last Thursday in a Saginaw Valley League boys’ basketball crossover game.

The Cavaliers outscored the Oilers 19-5 in the second period to turn a 14-14 first-quarter tie into a 33-18 halftime lead. It was still 43-31 going into the fourth quarter, and Carman- Ainsworth survived the Oilers’ 22-14 rally in that period.

Jakavien Lewis scored 19 points and Jaylen Bradley had 11 as the Cavs posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season and improved to 6-12. They have gone 4-4 in the second half of the season.

Jarell Giles added eight points and Juwan Evans and Isaac Gillum scored six each. Noah Ingram led Mount Pleasant, 8-11, with 17 points.

Tuesday night’s makeup game against Saginaw was canceled by inclement weather. Carman-Ainsworth will conclude its regular season tonight with a non-league game at Brandon.

The Cavaliers will open Class A district tournament play Monday at Davison against Lapeer, a team they have beaten twice in SVL-South play.

Davison district

MON., MARCH 9

Carman-Ainsworth (6-12) vs. Lapeer (4-14), 7 p.m.

WED., MARCH 11

Flint Kearsley (10-8) vs. Carman-Ainsworth- Lapeer winner, 5:30 p.m.; Davison (14-5) vs. Swartz Creek (2-17), 7 p.m.

FRI., MARCH 13

District championship game, 7 p.m.


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