Brandywine’s Carlie Newman (with ball) scored a school-record 33 points Friday night in the Bobcats’ 62-20 Lakeland Conference win over Buchanan. (Daily Star Photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Newman sets new school record

Published 11:39pm Friday, January 6, 2012

It was a record-setting night for Brandywine senior Carlie Newman in front of a large crowd there to help raise money for the fight against cancer.

The Bobcats donned their pink uniforms as they hosted Buchanan in a Lakeland Conference girls basketball clash Friday night.

Newman wowed the crowd with 22 first quarter points on her way to setting the school record and recording a personal best 33 points in Brandywine’s 62-20 win over the Bucks.

Newman, the area’s leading scorer at 20.5 points per game, hit four of her five 3-pointers in the opening quarter as the Bobcats roared out to a 29-8 advantage against Buchanan, who seemed to be unable to keep track of the Bobcats’ assassin.

Brandywine (9-0, 4-0 Lakeland) scored 14 of the game’s first 15 points in less than three minutes. The Bucks’ first basket came at the 4:47 mark of the opening quarter as Madison Prillwitz scored to make it 14-3.

The Bobcats would outscore the Bucks 15-5 over the final five minutes as they hit 11-of-20 shots in the first quarter.

As good as Brandywine was shooting the ball in the first eight minutes, they struggled from the field in the second quarter, hitting just 5-of-21 shots.

But by forcing 19 first half turnovers in the first half and 33 for the game, Buchanan was never able to make a serious dent in the early deficit.

The Bobcats led 43-16 at halftime.

“It was nice to get off to a good start again, but my concern again is defense,” Brandywine coach Josh Hood said. “I didn’t think the first half we played a very good half of defense. We played a lot better in the second half and took care of business.”

The Bobcats only scored 19 points in the final two quarters, but part of that was because a majority of the final period was played with a running clock.

Brandywine outscored Buchanan 15-4 in the third quarter to open up a 58-20 lead heading to the fourth. The Bobcats tossed in a pair of baskets in the final eight minutes, while the Bucks were unable to score.

Newman’s record-setting performance came as a bit of a surprise to Hood.

“She shot really well and I think she will be the first to tell you the girls were really unselfish and they were finding her,” he said. “She’s a very streaky shooting and thank God for the last three years since I’ve been here she’s been a good streaky shooter.”

Newman wore No. 32 Friday night instead of her customary No. 10. Hood thinks she might wear that number a little more often from now on.

“I told her when we go to Edwardsburg Tuesday night she might switch from No. 10 to No. 32. She forgot her uniform tonight so she might have a new number next week.”

Newman was unaware of how many points she had in the opening quarter.

“I’ve never had that many in the first quarter,” she said. “It just felt good to shoot. They realized (my teammates) that I was on.”

Newman also grabbed 11 rebounds and four steals, while Mackenzie Shelton dished out 10 assists and had four steals to go along with her five points.

Rachael Ort hit a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.

Maddy Vorrath and Prillwitz each had five points for Buchanan, which is now 3-5 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.


Jodi Mosier 1 0-1 2; Tate Hinds 1 0-0 2; Alexis Meahl 0 0-0 0; Erin Glavin 0 2-2 2; Amanda Anglero 0 0-1 0; Maddy Vorrath 2 1-2 5; Ashley Simpson 2 0-0 4; Madison Prillwitz 2 1-5 5; Joda Meahl 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 8 4-8 20


Carlie Newman 13 2-2 33; Rachel Ort 5 1-3 14; Mackenzie Shelton 1 2-2 5; Tia Hullinger 0 0-0 0; Victoria Knight 0 0-0 0; Brooke Smith 2 0-0 4; Mikayla Kemp 0 0-0 0; Madison Pellow 3 0-0 6. TOTALS: 24 5-7 62

Buchanan 8 16 20 20

Brandywine 29 43 58 62

3-point baskets: Buchanan 0, Brandywine 9 (Newman 5, Ort 3, Shelton 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Buchanan 13 (Glavin), Brandywine 14 (none). Varsity records: Buchanan 3-5, 2-2 Lakeland; Brandywine 9-0, 4-0 Lakeland



The Brandywine boys basketball team got outscored 59-21 over the final 27 minutes of Friday night’s Lakeland Conference game against visiting Buchanan in a 69-32 loss to the Bucks.

The Bobcats (3-4, 1-3 Lakeland) got off to a quick start as Austin Searles hit a pair of 3-pointers and Mykal Toxopeus another to help Brandywine take an 11-10 lead with 3:01 showing on the opening quarter clock.

It was all Buchanan from that point on.

The Bucks (5-1, 3-0 Lakeland) scored the final five points of the first quarter to lead 15-11.

Buchanan held an 18-7 advantage in scoring in the second quarter to open up a 33-18 halftime lead.

In the final 16 minutes of play, the Bucks scored 36 points, while holding the Bobcats to just 14 points.

Buchanan led 50-23 heading into the final quarter of action.

Jalen Brown led all scores with 19 points for the Bucks, who also got 13 points from Justin Henderson and nine points from Savon Brown.

The Bobcats did not place a single player in double figures. Toxopeus and Alex Erwin each had eight points for Brandywine.


Dustin Jones 3 0-0 6; Savon Brown 5 0-1 9; Kevin Dey 1 0-0 2; Lymon Thomas 3 0-0 7; Blake Graber 1 0-0 2; Dallas Reynolds 2 0-2 4; Jalen Brown 7 4-4 19; Doug Freman 3 1-1 7; Justin Henderson 4 3-4 13. TOTALS: 29 8-12 69


Austin Searles 2 0-0 6; Michael Schoenleber 1 0-0 3; Alex Ulrickson 0 0-0 0; Brian Kline 0 0-0 0; Mykal Toxopeus 3 0-0 8; Michael Shelton 0 0-0 0; Courtlan Gordon 0 0-2 0; Alex Erwin 3 2-3 8; Alex Brooks 1 1-2 3; Evan Hartman 2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 12 3-7 32

Buchanan 15 33 50 69

Brandywine 11 18 23 32

3-point baskets: Buchanan 5 (S. Brown, Thomas, J. Brown, Henderson 2), Brandywine 5 (Searles 2, Schoenleber, Toxopeus 2). Total fouls (fouled out): Buchanan 14 (none), Brandywine 14 (none). Varsity records: Buchanan 5-1, 3-0 Lakeland; Brandywine 3-4, 1-3 Lakeland

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