Lady Cavaliers edge Grand Blanc in opener




Carman-Ainsworth’s Shakara Johnson, shown here last season, goes to the charity stripe against Swartz Creek.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Shakara Johnson, shown here last season, goes to the charity stripe against Swartz Creek.

GRAND BLANC — The Lady Cavs eked out a one-point win, 41-40 over Grand Blanc on Tuesday.

Carman-Ainsworth led 13-9 after one and 23-19 at the half. The momentum stayed in Carman-Ainsworth’s favor 31-27 at the end of the third and even though Grand Blanc outscored the Cavs in the fourth 13-10, Carman-Ainsworth had done just enough to preserve the win.

Chenelle King led Carman-Ainsworth with 11 points and three assists and Alaysia Fowlkes had nine points, 13 boards and two assists. Xeryia Tartt had eight points, five boards and four assists, Shakara Johnson had four points, five rebounds and one assist and Destiny Strother had three points, five rebounds and two assists.

Last Friday Strother led with 20 points in the Lady Cavs’ 65-26 win over Swartz Creek at Swartz Creek.

Carman-Ainsworth put Creek into an early hole with an 18-8 first quarter and outscored its hosts 17-10 in the second to go into halftime with a comfortable 33-18 lead. The break did little to cool off Carman- Ainsworth, which put up an eye popping 28 points to Creek’s five in the third. Both teams put on the brakes in the fourth with Carman- Ainsworth outscoring Creek 4-3. – L.P.


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