Kyle Solloway scored 16 points as the Chieftains defeated Plainwell Thursday night. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)
Kyle Solloway scored 16 points as the Chieftains defeated Plainwell Thursday night. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Chieftains hold off Plainwell 61-58

Published 8:02am Friday, February 28, 2014

The Dowagiac boys basketball team capped off its regular season with a 61-58 win over Plainwell in a Wolverine Conference crossover game Thursday night.

The win improves the Chieftains’ to 10-9 heading into Monday’s Class B District opener against Lakeshore in Stevensville. Dowagiac and the Lancers will square off in the second game beginning at approximately 8 p.m.

The Chieftains led 17-16 after one quarter and 34-29 at halftime. Dowagiac took a 47-43 lead into the final eight minutes and then held off a challenge from the Trojans.

Brandon Winchster-Jones and Kyle Solloway both had 16 points for Dowagiac, while Davion Highsmith added 10.

E.J. Finch led Plainwell and all scorers with 24 points. Cart Yaw added 19.

 

Dowagiac 61, Plainwell 58

PLAINWELL 58

Hogan Yaw 7, Donovan Bloomfield 2, J.D. Nord 4, Carter Yaw 19, Cody Howrigon 2, E.J. Finch 24, Trenton Monroe 0. TOTALS: 19 8-10 58

DOWAGIAC 61

Davion Highsmith 10, Brandon Winchester-Jones 16, Trace Hatcher 0, Bryce Dodd 3, Harry Reed 6, Leroy Lewis 0, Zach Williams 3, Daquan Brooks 0, Tevin Fowlkes 0, Keoante Blackamore 7, Kyle Solloway 16, Victor Halcomb 0, Matt Smith 0. TOTALS: 18 7-14 61

 

Plainwell                    16       29       43       58

Dowagiac                    17       34       47       61

3-point baskets: Dowagiac 6 (Highsmith 1, Winchester-Jones 1, Dodd 1, Reed 2, Williams 1); Plainwell (4 (C. Yaw 3, H. Yaw 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Dowagiac 10 (none), Plainwell 14 (none)

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