Lady Cavs fall to high-flying Cards

Ashley Hall looks for an opening in the lane.

Ashley Hall looks for an opening in the lane.

DAVISON — Carman-Ainsworth ran into the toughest girls’ basketball team in the Saginaw Valley League-South Division on Tuesday night and suffered a not-too-surprising 61-33 defeat. Davison’s Cardinals improved to 5-0 in the league and have an average victory margin of 31 points in those games.

Kinterra Tomlin had 13 points and Angel Proby scored 10 for Carman-Ainsworth, but many of those points came in the Cavs’ 19-point fourth quarter. The Cavaliers mustered no more than six points in the previous three periods, falling behind, 17-4, after one period, 27-10 at halftime and 38-14 after three quarters. Aliah Stinnett and Montreca Mull scored four points each, while leading scorer Ashley Hall was held to two.

Carman-Ainsworth beat Flint Southwestern Academy, 47-43, in a Valley game last Friday at home. Hall scored 15 points and had three assists, and Proby provided nine points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Stinnett added six points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks, and Tomlin had five points and five rebounds. Denisha Gates had six points and Nariyel Purches eight rebounds.

The Lady Cavs lost a non-league game at home to Grand Blanc, 57- 35, on Jan. 2. Carman-Ainsworth hung with the Bobcats for the first quarter, trailing, just 16-14. But Grand Blanc put together back-toback periods of 15-4, 15-4 over the next 16 minutes to take a 46-22 command into the fourth. Proby led the Cavs with 12 points, while Stinnett, Bianca Jackson, Tomlin and Gates each scored four.

Carman-Ainsworth, 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the Valley, will visit Midland Dow on Friday.

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