Bridgman spoils homecoming night for Brandywine

Published 5:23 pm Saturday, January 28, 2006

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Undefeated Bridgman visited the Brandywine gymnasium Friday evening and had no problem handing the Bobcats a 69-45 Lakeland Conference loss.
Bridgman opened the game on a very positive note in front of a huge homecoming night crowd. Senior Dan Kunde, who had 15 points for the Bees, pounded a dunk into the basket right after tip-off.
Brandywine was never able to take a lead and only came with three points of Bridgman, 8-5, at the 6:40 mark of the first period.
Even a pair of back-to-back threepointers from Adam Prescott with 3:49 on the clock wasn't enough to make a comeback, as Bridgman ended the first with a 25-11 lead.
In the second period, the Bees extended the lead to 40-19 at halftime, only allowing Brandywine eight points in the quarter.
Knapp was not pleased with the fact that his players didn't take a lot of open shots.
Brandywine actually did start hitting shots, but it wasn't until the fourth period when the damage had already been done.
Trailing 59-27 heading into the fourth, the Bobcats outscored the Bees 18-10.
Justin Ely nailed two three-pointers, while Matt Beaver added one three and a bucket.
Adam Prescott added three points to Brandywine's score, while Cory Barber and Ryan Hartman added two points each.
But the last minute effort was not enough as the Bees took home another win.
Prescott was the leading scorer for Brandywine with 10 points.
Ely added eight and Beaver and Curran had five points each.
Zac Nemitz led Bridgman with 16 points, Nick Sweet had 11 and Craig McNees added 10.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday when they host River Valley. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.