The Carman-Ainsworth girls were 11th with 315 and the boys 13th with 382 at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational in Goodrich on Saturday. The girls were led by Rayven Brantley in 18th place in 20:54.75, while Priscilla Bradford-Walker was 44th in 22:57.67.
For the boys Joe Chinkeefatt was eighth in 16:55.20 and Dalero McNeal took 51st in 20:18.44. — B.P.
Carman-Ainsworth lost to Davison 25-20, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17 on Tuesday night.
Diamond Lester posted 10 kills and 16 digs for the Lady Cavaliers. Mary Dollinger had 17 assists and 12 digs, while Aniya Harmon added 15 assists and eight digs. Destiny Johnson had 10 kills, Emily Carroll had six kills and Hannah Thurston had 14 digs. Areyana Johnson also contributed six kills and three blocks.
The Lady Cavaliers went 0-3-1 at the Perry Tournament on Sunday.
In pool play, Carman-Ainsworth lost to Swan Valley 14-25, 19-25 and St. Patrick’s 11-25, 23-25. They split with New Lothrop 12-25, 25-22 in the final game of pool play before losing to Oakland Christian in the silver quarterfinals 25-19, 25-18, 11-15.
Over the tournament, Lester posted 25 kills and 30 digs. Johnston added 25 kills and seven blocks, while Dollinger had 35 assists, 15 digs and 15 service points. Harmon contributed 27 assists, 22 digs and eight blocks. Angel Eubanks had 10 blocks, Thurston had 35 digs and Sarah Roe added 15 service points.
Carman-Ainsworth also swept Kearsley 25-16, 25-10, 25-17. The victory marked the fifthstraight match win for the Lady Cavs.
“I’m proud of the girls for putting together a five-match winning streak,” said Carman- Ainsworth coach Barb Hurand. “We talk all the time about never giving up and having a strong second half of the season. They’re excited about winning and playing pretty good volleyball. It’s nice to see them working well together as a team.”
Dollinger had 11 assists along with five aces. Thurston posted 10 digs and five aces. Harmon added a team-high 12 assists, two kills and two blocks. Johnson had seven kills and two blocks, while Lester added four kills, six digs and three aces. Eubanks posted six kills, and Roe added four aces.
Carman-Ainsworth is now 13-20-5 overall and 1-4 in league play. — J.O.