FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team thwarted Linden 75-14 in Monday’s district opener.
The Lady Cavs (19-2) took a 33-1 lead in the opening quarter and added a 26-4 second to lead 59-5 by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth then coasted to a win in the second half, allowing Linden to take the third, 7-4, but the Lady Cavs added a 12-2 fourth.
Individual stats were not reported for Carman-Ainsworth as coach Lance Belill said, “It’s a team win and its tournament time. Individual stats don’t matter.”
Carman-Ainsworth faced Grand Blanc (10-10) in Wednesday’s district semifinal following press deadlines. On the other side of the bracket, Flushing (17- 4) and the defending state champs, took down Fenton (14-7) 49-47 in overtime and faced Swartz Creek in Wednesday’s other semifinal.
On Friday, Carman-Ainsworth defeated Midland 58-56. The Cavaliers grabbed a 16-12 lead and extended it to 27-15 by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth added a 14-13 third, but was edged out 18-17 in the final frame.
Destiny Strother led the Lady Cavs with 22 points. Chenelle King added 14 points and Aaliyah McQueen had 11.
Carman-Ainsworth finished the season out second in the Saginaw Valley League with an 18-2 overall record.