Cavs hold on to beat Saginaw



Carman-Ainsworth’s Rasheed Brown against Lapeer on Dec. 20. Photo by Terry Lyons

Carman-Ainsworth’s Rasheed Brown against Lapeer on Dec. 20. Photo by Terry Lyons

SAGINAW — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team remains undefeated after picking up its first road win on Friday night, defeating Saginaw High 72-64.

The Cavaliers led 16-14 after the first frame and were able to expand the lead to 33-23 by halftime. Saginaw couldn’t cut into the lead in the third quarter, as each team scored 17 points in the frame. The Trojans did outscore Carman-Ainsworth 24-22 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to get over the hump.

Sophomore point guard Mehki Ellison scored a team-high 20 points for the Cavs. Isaiah Jones scored 15, while Jason Green chipped in with 11.

Saginaw’s Sir’Real Smith led all scorers with 24 points.

Carman-Ainsworth, 3-0, hosts Flint Beecher tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Mott CC.