Carman Ainsworth took on Flint Northwestern on Tuesday at Monitor Lanes in Bay City with the girls improving to 8-1 with the 26-4 win. The Cavs were led by Shamonica Simon (218) and Kenzey Lord (205). The boys’ squad remains unbeaten at 9-0.
The teams were at Candlelite Lanes in Bridgeport Wednesday for a match against Saginaw Heritage. On Saturday, the Cavs complete their Saginaw Valley schedule at Colonial Lanes against Davison, before participating in the Saginaw Valley Singles and Regionals on their quest for a State title. – L.P.
In a Saginaw Valley League crossover matchup at home on Tuesday, Carman-Ainsworth edged out Midland, 55-53.
Cameron Morse had 22 points for the Cavs and Justice Green scored 18.
Genesee County rival Flint Northwestern hosted Carman-Ainsworth last Friday for a SVL-South game and got beat by the Cavs, 57-49.
Carman-Ainsworth was losing, 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, and got outscored, 17-11 in the second, to head into halftime down, 32-22. After the break, the Cavs quickly turned the tides by posting scoring advantages of 15-9 in the third and 20-8 in the fourth to lock down the victory.
Starting the comeback for the Cavs was Justice Green with a rebound and a short field goal that Deonte Hopkins attempted to squash by hitting a shot from 22-feet out that put Northwestern up 35-24. Cameron Morse then connected twice on both ends of free throw attempts that were sandwiched around an inside basket by Northwestern’s Hopkins that put the score at 37-28.
Morse continued to apply pressure by making a steal, connecting on three of his next four free throws and grabbed a rebound that pulled the Cavs within six at 37-31. He then assisted on a pair of baskets by Green that cut the deficit to 39-35 after the Wildcats’ Rashad Johnson’s 14-foot field goal. That led to two steals by Green that Brennen Gleason turned into a two-point game from five-feet out prior to a pair of Northwestern baskets that made the score 41-37 at the end of the third.
Green turned out to be the story for the Cavs with a game-high 27 points, seven rebounds, six steals and two assists that Morse complimented with 17 points, three assists, two boards and two steals. — M.S.
The Lady Cavs dropped a 74-60 decision to Midland in a Saginaw Valley League crossover game Tuesday at Midland. The teams combined for 80 points in the first half, with Midland taking a 46-34 lead. Sydnee McDonald had 17 points, Aliah Stinnett 14, Asjiah Blanton 13 and Angel Proby 10.
Last Friday, McDonald scored 16 points and Proby had 14 to lead Carman-Ainsworth to a 69-38 rout of Flint Northwestern in an SVL-South Division game at Northwestern. Stinnett added 13 points, four steals and four assists, and Shakara Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds. The Cavs opened with a 21-8 first quarter and closed with a 40-17 second half.
Carman-Ainsworth will visit second-ranked (Class B) Powers Catholic on Friday for a must-win game in the SVL-South race. The Lady Cavs go in at 5-2 in the league, while Powers is 6-0. — D.N.
SWIM AND DIVE
The Cavaliers faced off with Holly in a makeup meet, rescheduled from Jan. 28, at Holly on Monday and defeated the host Bronchos, 98-81. Evan Snyder won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.05 while David Burkhardt was first in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.85.
Zak Wilkins placed second with a finish of 2:17.15 in the 200-yard IM, Paul Luckey won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.43 and Cody McDonald was victorious in the 100-yard freestyle in 57.34. Tyler Pangerl took the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:47.94 and the 200-yard medley relay team of Burkhardt, McDonald, Pangerl and Wilkins won in 1:53.50.
The Cavaliers will now focus on the Saginaw Valley League meet on Feb. 20-22 at Saginaw Valley State University. — B.P.