Dowagiac’s Davion Highsmith had seven points as the Chieftains opened up Wolverine Conference West Division play with a win over Coloma Friday night. (Leader photo/File)

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Chieftains open West Division play with win

Published 11:01am Sunday, December 9, 2012

COLOMA — Dontel Highsmith scored a game-high 18 points as the Dowagiac boys basketball team opened up Wolverine Conference West Division play with a 54-37 win over Coloma Friday night.

The Chieftains (2-0) trailed the Comets (0-1) 11-6 after one quarter, but rallied in the second to take a 25-21 lead at the half.

Dowagiac continued to outscore Coloma in the final 16 minutes and pulled away to the victory. The Chieftains led 36-27 heading into the final quarter.

Besides Highsmith’s total, Dowagiac also got 11 points from D.J. Hunt and nine points from Kyle Solloway.

The Comets were led by Andrew Steinhoff’s 13 points.

The Dowagiac JV basketball team defeated Coloma 62-55.

Keoante Blackamore led the Chieftains with 22 points, while DaQuan Brooks added 11.



Dontel Highsmith 18, Davion Highsmith 7, Kyle Solloway 9, Trace Hatcher 0, Bryce Dodd 0, Joey Pasternak 2, Zachary Williams 1, Todd McIntyre 0, Brendon Murray 4, D.J. Hunt 11, Tyler Clark 2, Marc Tyrakowski 0. TOTALS: 21 8-12 54


Nate Caldwell 3, Tarrie Landry 0, Andrew Steinhoff 13, Nicholas Caldwell 0, Matt Greco 2, Austin Rushing 7, Johnny Cole 4, Jason Walter 2, Tyler Fischer 6. TOTALS: 15 6-10 37


Dowagiac 6 25 36 54

Coloma 11 21 27 37

3-point goals: Dowagiac 4 (Do. Highsmith, Da. Highsmith, Hunt 2), Coloma 1 (Steinhoff). Total fouls (fouled out): Dowagiac 15 (none), Coloma 17 (Steinhoff). Varsity records: Dowagiac 2-0, Coloma 0-1


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