2018-01-11 / Sports

Heritage cagers fall to red-hot Carman-Ainsworth

By Lamont Lenar


Kelan Johnson shoots on outside jumper for Heritage in its Jan. 5 match-up against Carman-Ainsworth. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Kelan Johnson shoots on outside jumper for Heritage in its Jan. 5 match-up against Carman-Ainsworth. Photo by Lamont Lenar The Heritage boys’ basketball lost to 4-1 Carman- Ainsworth 64-52, on Friday, January 5.

The Cavaliers jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the opening two and one-half minutes, then outscored the Hawks 11-10 over the rest of the first quarter to hold a 19-10 lead.

Heritage cut the Carman-Ainsworth lead to five, 27-22, with under two minutes left in the half, but then the Cavaliers made a basket and a pair of free throws to keep their nine point, 31-22 lead at the half.

Carman-Ainsworth came out and scored 18 in the third quarter and held the Hawks to just seven, for a 49-29 lead,

The Cavaliers moved out to a 57-34 advantage in the fourth, then Alex Day hit a pair of three pointers to start an 18-7 run for the Hawks to close the Cavaliers’ lead to 12 and the 64-52 final.


Hawk Alex Day puts a shot back up over the Carman- Ainsworth defenders in the Jan. 5 match-up. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Hawk Alex Day puts a shot back up over the Carman- Ainsworth defenders in the Jan. 5 match-up. Photo by Lamont Lenar Heritage is 3-4 on the season. Coach Chris Chaffer said Carman-Ainsworth is an experienced team.

Coach Chaffer said he has seen good play from the Hawks at times this season, and when the team klicks, it’s going to be special.

Justin McMurren scored 20 points in the game for the Hawks, with Luke Telder putting in 14.



Jacoby McLaurin drives in against the Carman-Ainsworth defender in the Hawks’ Jan. 5 game. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Jacoby McLaurin drives in against the Carman-Ainsworth defender in the Hawks’ Jan. 5 game. Photo by Lamont Lenar

Luke Telder pulls up for a jump shot in Heritage’s Jan. 5 game against Carman-Ainsworth. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Luke Telder pulls up for a jump shot in Heritage’s Jan. 5 game against Carman-Ainsworth. Photo by Lamont Lenar

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