CLARKSTON — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team remains winless after posting non-league losses to Clarskton and Howell.
The Wolves welcomed the Cavaliers on Tuesday and handed them an ugly, 81-45 loss. Clarkston led, 25-7, after the first quarter and, 46-13, at the half. The Cavs were out-scored, 35-32, in the second half.
Justin Person led Carman with 14 points, while Denzel Watts added 11 in the loss.
“Clarkston hit 12 three’s for the game and I believe it’s the first time a Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team got mercied.” said Carman coach Bob Root. “(We) played at the intensity level of a junior varsity team and Clarkston is a top-20 team in the state.”
Nick Tatu led the Wolves with 28 points, while Jordan Dasugi added 13.
Last Friday, the Cavs welcomed Howell and lost, 54-46. Carman trailed just 28-26 entering the break, but was out-scored, 26- 20, in the second half.
Cameron Morse and Jaylen Randle led the offense with 14 points each, while Person added 12. The Cavs made 10 three-point field goals for the game, but did not attempt a free throw.
“Howell’s front line was 6-foot-10, 6-foot-7 and 6-foot-4,” Root said. “(That) made it difficult to score inside against their 2-3 zone. Our kids competed well, but made a few costly turnovers towards the end of the game.”
Carman, 0-3 overall, hosts Bloomfield Lahser tomorrow.