FLINT TWP. — Sydnee McDonald hit the floor running in her first full season with the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team, scoring 38 points Tuesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a
66-47 win over Grand Blanc in the season opener for both teams.
McDonald transferred in from Hamady as a junior last year and wasn’t eligible to play until the second semester, but she quickly became the
Cavs’ leading scorer.
She re-established herself in that role Tuesday, scoring 25 points in the first half. McDonald also had seven rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots.
Chelsey Carpenter added 12 points as Carman-
Ainsworth jumped out to a 16-7 first-quarter lead and steadily pulled away to give new coach Lance
Belill his first win as a varsity head coach. The
Cavs led 37-25 at halftime and 50-34 going into the fourth quarter.
Shakara Johnson added five points, Natalia
Kincaid had four points, seven assists and four steals, and Harmany Williams scored three points.
Jenna Endsley led Grand Blanc with 13 points and Avery Davidson scored 10.
Carman-Ainsworth will host Swartz Creek in another non-league game tonight, then visit Goodrich on Monday.