WAKEFIELD — Chariho High took its first lead late in the first half and held off Prout the rest of the way in a 55-49 Division II girls basketball victory Friday.

Chariho's dynamic duo of guard Spencer Shiels and forward Kate Powers had a big night once again. Shiels finished with 21 points (three 3-pointers), eight rebounds, six assists and 11 steals, and Powers had 20 points and 21 rebounds.

Coach Chris Piasczyk said the Chargers trailed throughout the first half until Lucie Willett hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the period to give Chariho a 29-28 lead.

"It was a competitive game, and our girls fought through," he said. "We've been battling the flu and we were able to squeak it out and win a tough one on the road."

Willett scored seven points for Chariho (9-7, 8-4 Division II). Ella Philippi led Prout (3-11, 3-9) with 20, going 10 of 14 from the free-throw line.

The Chargers next host Scituate on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

— Ken Sorensen

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