FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team continued to improve in the Saginaw Valley League on Tuesday, thwarting Lapeer 64-38 at home.
The Lady Cavs jumped out an 18-4 lead in the opening quarter and stayed hot to lead 41-16 by halftime. Lapeer outscored Carman-Ainsworth 19-12 in the third, but Carman-Ainsworth bounced back to put up an 11-3 fourth to close the game.
Destiny Strother led all scorers with 20 points. Aaliyah McQueen put up 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Chenelle King chipped in 12 points. Lapeer’s Hannah Erla put up 17 points on the game while Becca Morrish added 13.
On Friday, Carman-Ainsworth handed Bay City Western its first loss of the season, winning 57-52. The Lady Cavs took a massive 21-9 lead and extended it to 37-20 by halftime, a lead that would prove crucial in the second half. Bay City Western then outscored Carman-Ainsworth 19-11 in the third and 13-9 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Cavaliers.
Strother led Carman-Ainsworth with 21 points. McQueen put up a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
The Lady Cavs remain third in a narrow top three race in the Valley. Saginaw Heritage sits atop the rankings, still undefeated, while Bay City Western is second, despite Carman- Ainsworth’s win against it last Friday.
Carman-Ainsworth, 12-2, is at Flint Powers on Friday and hosts Bay City John Glenn on Tuesday.