GOODRICH — Carman-Ainsworth ran into one of the top girls’ basketball programs in the state Monday and suffered its first loss of the season, bowing 72-48 at Goodrich.
The Lady Cavs fell behind 22-11 in the first quarter and never got back in the game in dropping to 2-1. It was 38-24 at halftime and 59-38 going into the final eight minutes.
Sydnee McDonald continued her hot scoring spree with 27 points, giving her 90 for the season and a 30-point average. Natalia Kincaid scored 13 points.
Last Thursday, Carman-Ainsworth beat Swartz Creek 51-38 in a nonleague game at home. The Cavs took a 25-20 halftime lead and pulled away with an 18-7 third quarter. McDonald scored 25 points and Kincaid had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Harmany Williams added six points, and Shakara Johnson and Eriona Chambers scored four each.
The Cavs will open Saginaw Valley League play Friday with a home game against new league member Lapeer. The Lightning, 2-1, also have played Goodrich, losing to the Martians 57-47 last Friday.