FLINT TWP. — Just in time for league competition, the Carman- Ainsworth girls basketball team regained its winning touch Tuesday with a 74-29 homecourt rout of Bridgeport.
The Lady Cavaliers had been mired in a three-game losing streak, including Monday’s 67-41 loss at Flint Northwestern. They hadn’t won since a narrow escape at Flint Beecher on Dec. 16.
But they exploded against the Lady Bearcats, jumping out to an 18-7 first-quarter lead and going up, 31- 15, at intermission. A 25-6 demolition in the third quarter made it 56- 21, and Carman triggered a running clock with an 18-8 fourth quarter.
The sorely needed win came just as the Lady Cavs are about to begin play in the Big Nine Conference, with a game Friday night at Flushing. Carman takes a 5-5 nonleague record into the game.
Jasmine Boyd led the Lady Cavs with 16 points and Ashley Hall added 13. Kinterra Tomlin scored 10, Kapri Thompson and Jasmine Jones had eight each and Sarah Satkowiak and Aliah Stinnett added six apiece.
In Monday’s game, the Lady Cavs hung with Northwestern for a half, trailing, just 17-15, after one quarter and, 30-25, at intermission. But the Lady Wildcats erupted with a 22-10 third quarter and put it away with a 15-6 fourth period for an overall 37- 16 second-half domination.
All nine Lady Cavs scored in the game, led by Boyd with 14 points. Brandi Rimmer scored eight, Jones had seven and Hall four.
After visiting Flushing tomorrow, Carman-Ainsworth will travel to Flint Powers Catholic next Friday, Jan. 21.