Bobcats roll over Berrien Springs

By By DAN WEISS / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- After an evenly-played first quarter, the Brandywine varsity basketball team distanced itself from visiting Berrien Springs on its way to an easy 54-29 Lakeland Conference victory Thursday night.
The Bobcats outscored the Shamrocks 40-18 following the first quarter, improving to 5-7 overall and 3-5 in league play.
The difference was Brandywine's attack of the Berrien Springs zone defense. In the second quarter the Bobcats got 11 of their 16 points from post players.
Junior post players Katie Tuohy and Emily Whitney each had 10 points in the game as did senior forward Emily Christiansen. Tuohy registered a double-double with 11 rebounds as well.
Trailing 41-22 at the end of the third quarter, the Shamrocks went on a 7-2 run to start the fourth period. Roeder called a timeout with 5:53 left in the game and made the necessary adjustment.
The Bobcats proceeded to outscore Berrien 11-0 the rest of the way.
Brandywine's junior varsity team beat Berrien Springs 40-24. Kelli Zache led the Bobcats with 11 points.
Brandywine returns to action Tuesday at Edwardsburg.
Brandywine……….54
Berrien Springs….29
Brandywine: Michelle Shoemaker 2 3-6 7, Emily Christiansen 4 2-3 10, Kara Allen 0 0-0 0, Kayla Asmus 0 1-2 1, Judy Schlutt 1 2-6 4, Ashley LeMere 0 0-0 0, Katie Tuohy 5 0-0 10, Emily Whitney 4 2-2 10, Nicki McGowen 0 0-1 0, Stephanie Duckett 2 0-0 6, Kalie Newman 3 0-0 6. Totals: 21 10-20 54
Berrien Springs: Andrea Murdock 0 0-0 0, Christine Drach 3 2-3 9, Kaitlyn Lemon 2 0-2 4, Lindsey Davis 3 0-0 8, Samantha Cooper 0 2-2 2, Whitney Hewitt 0 0-0 0, Ashley Pagel 0 0-0 0, Jaime Turner 3 1-2 7. Totals: 11 5-9 29
Brandywine 14 16 11 13--54
B. Springs 11 8 3 7--29
3-point shooting: Brandywine 2 (Duckett 2), Berrien Springs 3 (Davis 2, Drach). Team fouls (fouled out): Brandywine 12 (none), Berrien Springs 17 (none). Team records: Brandywine 5-7 (3-5 Lakeland), Berrien Springs 7-7 (3-6)

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