Cavs win 10th straight, await SVL Championship



Mehki Ellison helps keep Carman-Ainsworth’s win streak alive, as he looks for an open teammate in Feb. 8’s victory over Lapeer. Photo by Brandon Pope

Mehki Ellison helps keep Carman-Ainsworth’s win streak alive, as he looks for an open teammate in Feb. 8’s victory over Lapeer. Photo by Brandon Pope

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team won its tenth-straight game Tuesday night, blowing out Fenton 64-44.

Most of the damage was dealt in the first quarter, as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 15-3 lead. Fenton battled back in the second, cutting the score to 30-16 by halftime.

Carman-Ainsworth cruised to victory in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 13-9 in the third and 21-19 in the fourth.

Michael Fletcher led all scorers with 13 points. He also collected six rebounds, two steals and an assist. Dustin Fletcher added 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and a block. Isaiah Jones finished with nine points and two rebounds. Rolaunde McCree contributed eight points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal. Donnal Conway added seven points, three assists, four steals, a block and a rebound.

Last Friday, the Cavaliers outlasted Flint Powers Catholic 52-41. Carman- Ainsworth clung to a 31-23 lead at halftime before sealing the win with a 21-18 second half.

Conway scored a team-high 12 points, while securing two steals and a rebound. Michael Fletcher added 11 points, two rebounds and an assist. Jayden Nunn added nine points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Carman-Ainsworth, 9-1 in the SVLBlue and 16-2 overall, will play for the Saginaw Valley League championship against Mt. Pleasant, tomorrow at home. The game will tip approximately at 7:30 p.m., following the girls’ championship game between the Lady Cavaliers and Midland Dow at 6 p.m.

The Cavs close out their regular season on the road Monday at SVL-Blue rival Grand Blanc, 9-1 and 13-6 overall, at 7 p.m.

DISTRICT PAIRINGS

No. 4-1 at Davison

2-25: Grand Blanc vs. Carman-Ainsworth 5:30 p.m. at Davison; Flint vs. Kearsley 7 p.m. at Davison

2-27: Lapeer vs. Flint-Kearsley winner 5:30 p.m. at Davison; Davison vs. Grand Blanc- Carman-Ainsworth winner at 7 p.m. at Davison

3-1: Final at Davison, 7 p.m.

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