Lady Cavaliers fall to state powers Raiders skate past Goodrich for second time this season







Ashley Hall brings the ball upcourt.

Ashley Hall brings the ball upcourt.

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth fell to a pair of state-ranked girls’ basketball teams this past week, losing to No. 8 Midland Dow, 47-35, last Friday, and No. 10 Clarkston, 74-49, Monday.

The Lady Cavs hung with Clarkston for the first half, tying the Lady Wolves, 17-17, in the first quarter and trailing by just 32-27 at intermission. But Clarkston pulled away with a 20-11 third quarter and a 22-11 fourth.

Ashley Hall led Carman-Ainsworth with 19 points and Kinterra Tomlin scored 11. Nariyel Purches had eight and Aliah Stinnett six.

Carman-Ainsworth also started strong in the Saginaw Valley League crossover game at Midland Dow. The Cavs were within 15-13 after one period, but an 11-0 second quarter by Dow dropped Carman-Ainsworth into a 26-13 halftime hole. The Chargers pulled further away with a 14-7 third period to make it 40-20 and withstood the Cavs’ 15-7 rally in the fourth.

Hall had 12 points and Stinnett six. Tomlin added five, while Purches and Natalia Kincaid had four each.

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth’s Cameron Bruff flies through the neutral zone during Saturday’s win over Goodrich.

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth’s Cameron Bruff flies through the neutral zone during Saturday’s win over Goodrich.

Carman-Ainsworth, 4-7 overall, 3-2 Valley, hosts Flint Northern Friday.

SAGINAW VALLEY LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION

League Overall
WLWL
Davison 5082
Flushing 4255
Carman-Ainsworth32 47
FlintPowers 32 45
FlintNorthwestern23 55
FlintSouthwestern14 46
FlintNorthern05 08

FLINT TWP — The last time the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth and Goodrich hockey teams met, the score wasn’t even close. In an early season match-up, the Raiders walked all over the Martians in a 10-0 win. It was a bit closer this time around, but Flushing still came out on the right side of a 6-3 contest at Iceland Arena on Saturday.

The Raiders’ first period was strong, as they seemed to score at will each time down the ice. Sam Berry would be the first to light the lamp on an assist from Cameron Bruff, followed by Garrett Schafsnitz setting up Jordy Makranyi’s tally for a 2-0 edge. Schafsnitz was back in the assists column on Flushing’s next goal when Wesley Livingston fired it home.

Jeff Fisher would ripple the mesh, as well, coming off of a feed from Makranyi, before Bruff scored an unassisted goal. Joey Montpas put an end to the scoring, tallying for Flushing’s sixth goal of the game. Montpas was assisted by both Schafsnitz and Makranyi. Hayden Smith stood tall between the pipes with over 20 saves.

“Well, the kids are improving every day,” said coach Ben Guzak. “That’s one of the points of emphasis that I try to get across to my programs to try to get better every day and improved throughout the year. They’re buying into that philosophy and they’re really hard workers.”

The Raiders hosted Saginaw Heritage yesterday after deadline.


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