Brandywine seniors Madison Pellow (left) and Carlie Newman played in their school-record 93rd career game Tuesday night. (Daily Star Photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)

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Big second half lifts Bobcats

Published 11:05pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A big second half allowed the Brandywine girls basketball team to wrap up its regular season with a perfect 12-0 Lakeland Conference mark Tuesday night.

The Bobcats (19-1 overall) led just 30-25 at halftime against Coloma after holding a 15-12 lead after one quarter

In the final 16 minutes, Brandywine outscored the Comets 32-13 to take a 62-38 victory, which extended its league winning streak to 41 games.

Seniors Carlie Newman and Madison Pellow combined for 39 of the Bobcats’ 62 points as they played their school-record 93rd varsity contest.

Newman finished with a game-high 25 points, while Pellow added 14. Niles also got 11 points from freshman Brooke Smith as they defeated Coloma for the second time in a week.

Leading by seven points, 42-35, heading into the fourth quarter, the Bobcats exploded for 20 points, while holding the Comets to a basket and a free throw from Chelsea Cesotenuto.

Amanda Swihart led Coloma with 16 points.

Brandywine ranked No. 4 in Class C, will open up defensive of its district championship Monday night when it hosts Watervliet. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


Andrea Singleton 5; Alexa Summers 0; Chelsea Cesotenuto 7; Emily Najacht 2; Amanda Swihart 16; Heidi Conrad 0; Rachel Tallman 2; Jenna Faultersack 6; Michelle Graffenius 0. TOTALS: 17 2-5 38


Carlie Newman 25; Rachael Ort 4; Mackenzie Shelton 7; Tia Hullinger 0; Victoria Knight 1; Brooke Smith 11; Mikayla Kemp 0; Madison Pellow 14. TOTALS: 24 11-17 62

Coloma 12 25 35 38

Brandywine 15 30 42 62

3-point baskets: Coloma 4 (Singleton, Swihart 2, Faultersack), Brandywine 3 (Newman 2, Smith). Total fouls (fouled out): Coloma 13 (none), Brandywine 11 (none). Varsity records: Coloma 8-11, 4-7 Lakeland; Brandywine 19-1; 12-0 Lakeland

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    Way to go Brandywine Good luck Monday.

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