Lady Cavs top Flint for first conference win





Carman-Ainsworth’s Angel Eubanks, right, keeps the point alive as Diamond Lester anticipates her next move against Lapeer on Sept. 11. Photo by Kylee Richardson

Carman-Ainsworth’s Angel Eubanks, right, keeps the point alive as Diamond Lester anticipates her next move against Lapeer on Sept. 11. Photo by Kylee Richardson

FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team swept the Flint Jaguars 25-14, 25-8, 25-10 Tuesday night, giving the Lady Cavaliers their first Saginaw Valley League win this season.

Aniya Harmon was on fire serving the ball, going 18-for-19 with 17 aces, 16 points and six digs. Angel Eubanks added eight kills, seven aces and three blocks, while Destiny Johnson finished with six points, three kills and three blocks. Diamond Lester added 10 kills, three aces and seven digs. Mary Dollinger dished out nine assists along with three aces and five digs. Hannah Thurston had six digs, three assists and a kill, and Areyana Harrison added four kills.

The Lady Cavaliers also went 1-2-3 at the Mt. Morris Tournament on Saturday, ultimately losing to Chelsea 15-25, 22-25 in the gold division semifinals.

Carman-Ainsworth started the day with a pair of ties, falling even with both Chelsea 13-25, 26-24 and Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central 25-21, 23-25. The Lady Cavs then lost to Fowler 16-25, 21-25 before beating Farmington Hills Harrison 25-19, 25-12 for its lone win on the day. Carman-Ainsworth closed out pool play tying with Almont 18-25, 25-18 before being knocked out by Chelsea in the semifinal.

Lester led Carman-Ainsworth with a team-high 46 kills along with 41 digs and 15 aces over the course of the tournament. Harmon added 43 assists, 19 digs and 10 kills. Dollinger finished with a team-high 60 assists and 24 digs. Eubanks had 19 kills and 22 digs. Johnson added 25 kills, and Thurston had 47 digs.

Last Thursday, the Lady Cavaliers lost to Clio 13-25, 19-25, 27-29. Lester finished with seven kills and 16 digs, while Johnson added seven kills with three blocks. Eubanks contributed four kills and 11 digs. Harmon added 13 assists and two blocks. Emily Carroll had four kills, Mary Dollinger had nine assists and Sarah Roe added seven points, three of which were aces.

Carman-Ainsworth, 1-3 overall and 8-16-4 in league play, hosts Imlay City, Swartz Creek and Byron tonight for a quad match starting at 5 p.m.


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