FLINT – The Carman- Ainsworth volleyball team defeated Bay City Central 25-19, 25-15, 26-24 in Monday’s Saginaw Valley League crossover match, in which the fifth-place teams from the North and South divisions square off.
Hannah Thurston had a big night for the Lady Cavaliers with 16 digs, 10 service points, five assists and two aces. Aniya Harmon posted 11 assists, eight service points, three aces, three kills and two blocks. Diamond Lester added nine kills and nine digs, while Mary Dollinger dished out 16 assists and recorded six digs. Angel Eubanks had seven kills and three blocks, and Emily Carroll added three kills and two blocks. Destiny Johnson and Areyana Harrison each posted five kills and two blocks.
The Lady Cavs also beat LakeVille 25-20, 25-16, 25-14 last Friday on Senior Night, marking an honorary night for seniors Eubanks, Johnson, Dollinger, Lester, Thurston and Harrison. Lester stuffed the stat sheet with six kills, six digs and two blocks. Dollinger had a team-high 11 assists along with seven digs and three aces. Eubanks added eight kills and five blocks, while Johnson contributed seven kills and two blocks. Thurston also had eight digs, and Harrison had six.
Carman-Ainsworth, 14-20-5 overall and 2-4 in league play, will play in the Stoney Creek Tournament this weekend, before preparing for districts next week.
Div. 1 at Saginaw Heritage
Saginaw Arthur Hill vs. Swartz Creek, 5 p.m.
Saginaw Heritage vs. Flushing, 7 p.m.
Carman-Ainsworth vs. Arthur Hill-Creek winner, 5 p.m.
Kearsley vs. Heritage-Flushing winner, 7 p.m.
Finals, 10 a.m.