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.
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.