FLUSHING — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team opened the Div. 1 district playoffs with a 68-54 victory over Saginaw Heritage in Monday’s opening round.
The Cavaliers led 17-14 after the first quarter and extended its lead to 36-27 by halftime. Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter before Carman-Ainsworth closed the game on a 20-15 run in the final frame.
Jayden Nunn led the Cavs with 21 points including three triples. Mehki Ellison and Rasheed Brown scored nine points each, while Darrell Scroggins added seven.
Carman-Ainsworth (16-5) advanced to play Saginaw Arthur Hill (11-9) in the district semifinals on Wednesday night after press deadlines. In Wednesday’s other semifinal, Saginaw (11-9) battled Swartz Creek (12-8). Saginaw defeated Flushing 70-55 in Monday’s other first-round game, while Creek received a bye.
The two remaining teams will fight for the district championship tomorrow at Flushing at 6:00 p.m.