BELLEVILLE – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team notched its fifth-straight win on the season as it beat Grass Lake 58-55 at the Best of Michigan Classic at Belleville High School on Saturday. The win also keeps Carman-Ainsworth undefeated on the season.
The Cavaliers fell behind 19-14 in the first, but closed the gap for a 30-29 score in Grass Lake’s favor at halftime. The third quarter proved to be the difference maker for Carman-Ainsworth, as it outscored Grass Lake 20-9. Grass Lake then outscored the Cavaliers 16-9 in the fourth, but Carman-Ainsworth held it off to secure the win.
Aaliyah McQueen racked up 21 points and 13 rebounds on the game. Arie Lewis chipped in 15 points.
On Friday, Carman-Ainsworth routed Grand Blanc 64-35 in league play. The Cavaliers grabbed an 18-11 lead in the first and never looked back, extending it to 40-17 by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth was outscored 13-12 in the third, but held Grand Blanc to just five points in the fourth while adding 12 points for itself in the fourth.
McQueen led the Cavaliers with 18 points and 12 rebounds. DeDe Smith added 15 points and Jessiana Aaron and Lewis added 10 points apiece.
Carman-Ainsworth, 5-0, is off until Dec. 28 when it faces Goodrich at the Mott Community College for the Steve Schmidt Roundball Classic.