Daily News photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ Brandywine seniors Carlie Newman and Madison Pellow hug as their careers come to an end Tuesday night. Newman and Pellow helped the Bobcats amass 88 wins against just 12 losses over their four-year career.

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Bobcats’ four-year reign ends

Published 10:29pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BANGOR — It is the end of the greatest era in Brandywine girls basketball history.

Number 2-ranked Concord ended a four-year reign of the Bobcats with a 56-45 victory in the Class C quarterfinals Tuesday night.

Brandywine went 88-12 over the last four years with four district championships, three regional championships, two quarterfinal appearances and one semifinal appearance.

On Tuesday night, the Yellow Jackets were the better team and they proved it through the final three quarters of the contest.

In the end, it came down to shooting and rebounding.

The Bobcats (24-2) finished 16-of-53 (30 percent) and were outrebounded 38-19. Even worse, the Yellow Jackets held a 17-3 advantage on the offensive glass.

“It’s a simple formula,” Brandywine coach Josh Hood said. “Again, our No. 1 key tonight because we are not the biggest key was rebounding. If you don’t take pride in rebounding, sooner or later its going to come up and bite you.”

Brandywine was 7-of-13 from the field compared to 7-of-19 for Concord. But the Bobcats couldn’t keep the Yellow Jackets off the glass giving them second and third chances nearly every time down the floor in the first half.

Brandywine was able to take a 20-19 advantage after the opening eight minutes thanks to a 3-point play by senior Madison Pellow with 39 seconds left in the quarter.

BRANDYWINE 45

Carlie Newman 9 1-2 23; Rachael Ort 2 0-0 5; Mackenzie Shelton 1 2-2 5; Tia Hullinger 1 0-0 2; Victoria Knight 0 2-2 2; Brooke Smith 1 0-0 3; Mikayla Kemp 0 0-0 0; Madison Pellow 2 1-1 5. TOTALS: 16 6-7 45

CONCORD 56

Megan Redman 0 2-4 2; Andrea Brigham 4 1-3 12; Courtney Clark 3 2-2 8; Julayne Brigham 6 5-9 17; Maycee Brigham 4 4-6 12; Sydney Martines 0 0-0 0; Savanna Brooks 0 0-0 0; Ali Shepherd 1 1-2 3; Kelsey Kryst 0 0-0 0; Same Reeve 0 0-0 0; Chloe Bulloch 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 19 15-26 52

Brandywine 20 25 31 45

Concord 19 33 43 56

3-point baskets: Brandywine 7 (Newman 4, Ort, Shelton, Smith), Concord 3 (A. Brigham 3). Total fouls (fouled out): Brandywine 18 (none), Concord 9 (none). Varsity records: Brandywine 24-2, Concord 26-0

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