Smith nets 18 as Chieftains win second straight contest

BENTON HARBOR — Amiyah Smith scored a game-high 18 points as visiting Dowagiac won its second consecutive game of the season with a 40-32 non-league girls basketball victory over Benton Harbor Tuesday night.

The Chieftains trailed 10-7 after one quarter, but outscored the Tigers 14-5 in the second quarter to open up a 21-15 halftime advantage.

Dowagiac (2-1) held a 30-22 lead heading into the final eight minutes of play where both teams scored 10 points.

Besides Smith, the Chieftains also got seven points from Charity Aumaugher and five points from Tamia Wilson Parker.

Dowagiac returns to action Friday night as it hosts Otsego in a Wolverine Conference contest.

 

DOWAGIAC 40, BENTON HARBOR 32

At Benton Harbor

DOWAGIAC 40

Tania Wilson Parker 3, Tamia Wilson Parker 5, Taylor Pye 3, Charity Aumaugher 7, Amiyah Smith 18, Allie Connor 2, Kazmere Williams 0, Jessie Hulett 0, Madison Potter 0, Tamia Rimpson 2. TOTALS: 13 14-28 40.

BENTON HARBOR

  1. Poindexter 7, A. Cannon 1, A. Varnado 4, S. Perkins 3, T. Daniels 0, E. Pullen 8, R. Thomas 0, P. Harden 2, B. Hill 0, N. Washington 7, B. Poole 0. TOTALS: 12 5-20 32.

 

Dowagiac                    7          21        30        40

Benton Harbor        10        15        22        32

3-point baskets: Dowagiac 0, Benton Harbor 1 (Varnado) Total fouls (fouled out): Dowagiac 16 (Tam. Wilson Parker, Williams), Benton Harbor 21 (Poindexter). Varsity records: Dowagiac 2-1, Benton Harbor 0-2.

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