Chieftains rally to knock off CassopolisPublished 10:01am Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A 20-point second quarter lifted the Dowagiac girls basketball team to its third victory of the season.
The Chieftains outscored visiting Cassopolis 20-8 in the pivotal second quarter to take a 23-16 halftime advantage.
Both teams scored 19 second half points and Dowagiac came away with the 42-35 non-league victory.
The Chieftains’ lead reached 13-points by the end of the third quarter (33-20) before the Rangers rallied in the final eight minutes, but could not overcome the deficit.
Crieona Rodgers had 14 points to lead the Chieftains, who also got 12 points from Rayven Brown.
Kaylyn Forrest scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Rangers. She was the only Cassopolis player in double figures.
Dowagiac will travel to Comstock tonight for a Wolverine Conference non-divisional contest. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m.
Kaylyn Forrest 15, Janye Butts 0, Rachele Williams 4, Kortenei Suggs 5, Nastassia Roddy 2, Brittney Prestly 2, Logan Lawson 7, Ky’ana Buck 0. Totals: 15 5-18 35
Crieona Rodgers 14, Taylor Hulett 5, Rayven Brown 12, Riley Daly 4, Ciera Smith 5, Jenesis Green 2. Totals: 16 9-16 42
Cassopolis 8 16 20 35
Dowagiac 3 23 33 42
3-point baskets: Cassopolis none, Dowagiac 1 (Brown). Total fouls (fouled out): Cassopolis 17 (none), Dowagiac 18 (Hulett, Green). Technical foul: Suggs (C), Buck (C), Hulett (D), Green (D).
Records — Cassopolis 5-3, Dowagiac 3-5