Brandywine rolls over ’Rocks

Published 12:21 am Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brandywine senior Jacob Frazier scored 21 of the Bobcats’ 35 points in a 53-35 loss to Berrien Springs Tuesday night. (Daily Star photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Visiting Brandywine bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season as it handed Berrien Springs a 56-21 Lakeland Conference setback.

The Bobcats (7-1, 4-0 Lakeland) forced 43 turnovers and led 17-1 after eight minutes of action and 29-8 at halftime.

Brandywine did not let down in the second half, outscoring the Shamrocks 25-9 in the third quarter to go out 54-17 heading into the final quarter.

“We played pretty well,” Brandywine coach Josh Hood said. “I was happy with the way we played on defense. We rotated really well. The girls did a good job setting the tempo early.”

Carlie Newman led the Bobcats and all scorers with 20 points. Lauren Leonard added 13 points, eight steals and six rebounds, while Kelsey Prestly finished with seven points and six rebounds. Madison Pellow also had seven points. Mackenzie Shelton chipped in with six steals and six assists.

Berrien Springs (3-4, 2-3 Lakeland) was led by Emily Westerndorp and Danielle Downey’s five points.

The Bobcats host Buchanan Friday night.


Carlie Newman 20, Rachel Ort 5, Mackenzie Shelton 2, Kelsey Prestly 7, Morgan Smallwood 2, Lauren Leonard 13, Madison Pellow 7. TOTALS: 20 12-23 56


Jenny Westendorp 5, Emily-Ann Kellogg 2, Stephanie Camacho 4, Kolby Gillespie 4, Rachael Jacob 1, Danielle Downey 5. TOTALS: 7 6-11 21

Brandywine 17 29 54 56

Berrien Springs 1 8 17 21

3-point baskets: Brandywine 4 (Newman 3, Ort), Berrien Springs 1 (Westendorp). Total fouls: Brandywine 15, Berrien Springs 19. Fouled out: None. Varsity records: Brandywine 7-1, 4-0

Berrien Springs…53



Niles Daily Star

The Brandywine Bobcats boys’ varsity basketball team played host to the Berrien Springs Shamrocks on Tuesday, and a gracious host they were, falling 53-35.

The Bobcats had 10 turnovers in the first quarter as they fell behind the Shamrocks early.

Brandywine’s only lead of the game was at 3-2 after senior Jacob Frazier knocked down a 3-point jumper early in the period. Frazier would score all five of the Bobcat points in the first stanza as they trailed 17-5.

“Our guards are young, and they have to handle pressure, it’s tough for them, but once they settled down things got better”, said Brandywine coach Nathan Knapp. “But we can’t give easy lay-ups off from turnovers, and that is what is killing us right now”, he continued.

The second quarter was a lot tighter contest as Brandywine cut back on the turnovers and was only outscored 13-12 in the period. Frazier finally got a little help on the offensive side of the ball, as Austin Searles knocked down a 3-pointer, and Dustin Sater, Michael Schoenleber and Alex Erwin each scored two points, but the Bobcats still trailed the Shamrocks 30-17 at the break.

After intermission Brandywine duplicated its first quarter performance as only Frazier could find the basket. Frazier scored all four of the Bobcat points in the third quarter, as the ’Cats fell behind the visitors 42-21 heading into the final quarter.

Brandywine would go on a slight run over the first half of the final period as it would cut the Shamrocks’ lead down to 48-35 with just under two minutes to play. The ’Cats would not score again as they were outscored 5-0 to finish the game.

Frazier scored nine of Brandywine’s 14 points in the period on his way to a game-high 21 points. He also contributed 21 rebounds and five blocked shots.

The Bobcats also got four points each from Michael Schoenleber and Erwin.

Berrien Springs was led by Steven Felusme and Jeffrey Gumbo, both of whom scored 10 points.

The road doesn’t get any easier for Brandywine, now 3-3 after starting the season 3-0, as they host Lakeland Conference leader Buchanan on Thursday night.


Garrett Shembarger 0 0-0 0; Enoch Tsibu-Beckson 0 0-0 0; Zechariah Jenkins 3 0-0 7; Faran Machamire 1 0-0 2; Demetrius Washington 1 0-0 3; Johnathon Williams 1 6-10 8; Steven Felusme 5 0-0 10; Christopher Evans 0 0-1 0; Jonathan Shembarger 2 0-0 4; Jeffrey Gumbo 4 0-0 10; Tyrice Carter 1 3-4 5; Nathan Siebenmark 2 0-0 4. Totals: 20 9-15 53


Austin Searles 1 0-0 3; Jason Andrews 0 0-0 0; Michael Schoenleber 1 2-2 4; Dustin Sater 1 0-0 2; Michael Toxepeus 0 0-0 0; Michael Shelton 0 1-2 1; Brian Exner 0 0-0 0; Brad Millin 0 0-0 0; Alex Erwin 1 2-2 4; Pierce Gleason 0 0-0 0; Jake Frazier 8 4-8 21. TOTALS: 12 9-14 35

Berrien Springs 17 30 42 53

Brandywine 5 17 21 35

3-point baskets: Berrien Springs 4 (Jenkins, Washington, Gumbo 2), Brandywine 2 (Searles, Frazier). Total fouls: Berrien Springs 20, Brandywine 16. Fouled out: Williams (BS), Frazier (BW)