Kate Powers

Kate Powers

NARRAGANSETT — Kate Powers had a double-double and Chariho High won for the second time in three nights, defeating Narragansett, 52-43, in a Division II girls basketball game Thursday.

Powers finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Chargers (5-7, 5-4 Division II). Spencer Shiels added 13 points (two 3-pointers), six rebounds and three steals.

Chariho led by just three, 28-25, at the half.

Coach Tom Gilligan said his team shut down Narragansett's Leah Hart after intermission, allowing Chariho to maintain its lead. Hart scored 25 points for the Mariners (6-4, 5-4), but only six came in the second half.

"Our defense got better," Gilligan said. "One thing that's helping is we're playing 10 kids. It's giving all our players a rest and [the reserves] are stepping up. We're becoming more dimensional than Kate and Spencer."

Caitlin O'Leary hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points for Chariho. Shelby Roode grabbed six rebounds, and Megan Hill and Annaliese Kenney each had five.

Powers scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half.

"They had no answer for her down low," Gilligan said.

"At halftime we regrouped," the coach added. "We were resilient in the second half. But we're still a work in progress."

Chariho next hosts North Providence on Monday at 7 p.m.

— Ken Sorensen

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