FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team had a tough week after facing its first losses of the season on back-to-back days. Carman-Ainsworth was also slotted to face Flint on Tuesday, but the game was canceled as Flint did not have enough girls to compete.
Carman-Ainsworth fell to Detroit Country Day on Saturday, 65-59. Carman- Ainsworth took a 26-14 lead after the first and held a 35-31 lead at halftime before sputtering out in the second half and giving up the lead. Detroit Country Day outscored the Cavaliers 14-11 in the third and 20-6 in the fourth.
Destiny Strother led Carman-Ainsworth with 27 points. Xeryia Tartt chipped in 14 points and eight boards. Jasia Caldwell grabbed 13 rebounds.
On Friday, the Lady Cavs were handed their first loss of the season, dropping a 60-44 contest to Saginaw Heritage. Heritage took the lead early on and held on the entire game. Carman-Ainsworth went down 14-6 in the first and 34-14 by halftime. Heritage edged out Carman-Ainsworth in the third, 19-18, but the Cavaliers outscored Heritage 12-7 in the fourth.
Strother led once again with 14 points. Caldwell pulled down 10 boards and Chenelle King added nine points.
Carman-Ainsworth, 6-2, is at Davison on Friday and Bay City Central on Tuesday.